I am looking to drive from EL Calafate to TdP and after looking at previous posts and doing some research, I came to the following conclusion:
a. I should hire with an International Company (Hertz was recommened)
b. I DON'T need a 4x4 in TdP
c. I should allow around 8 hours to get to TdP via Esperanza
I have some questions that I need help with please from someone who may have done this trip:
1. Are there any other car hire companies that I should consider? The more I look it the cheaper they may be I guess.
2. Is it advisable to make the drive after dark? I will be arriving in El-Calafate from Ushuaia at 15:20 (assuming the flight is not late or delayed) and by the time we sort out the car hire would be 5pm. This means that we will be arriving in TdP at 1am. Is this advisable? If not, is there anywhere where we could spend the night and set off early again the next day? Perhaps in Esperanza or somewhere along the route?
Any recommendations welcomed. Thank you!!!