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Hiring a car in El Calafate for use in Argentina and Chile

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Hiring a car in El Calafate for use in Argentina and Chile

After looking at prices and logistics for 8 days in El Chalten, Perito Moreno glacier and Torres del Paine areas it looks as if car hire will be the easiest option. However I have read that a permit is required to cross between countries (available through the car hire company and it takes 4 days to arrange!) Our holiday will be half over by then! Has anyone had this experience or has any advice.

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1. Re: Hiring a car in El Calafate for use in Argentina and Chile

Since you are not the owner of the car and are taking it across a border, you need papers giving you permission to do so. This can take a few days and has a cost. The only way to have that done for when you get there is to do book a car online. You would have to return the car to Argentina. This company has been recommended by a couple of people:

http://www.rentacardubrovnik.com/

2. Re: Hiring a car in El Calafate for use in Argentina and Chile

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