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One of the 'world roads' if ever there was.We hit the frontier early on a Sunday morning under a... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2019
mncrbest
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Stroud, United Kingdom
The Snail

Known as the snail by the locals the highway connects Chile to Argentina. The Highway is also known... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2019
Montanatraveler312
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Ballantine, Montana
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

One of the 'world roads' if ever there was.We hit the frontier early on a Sunday morning under a crystal blue sky and were the only ones in the shed/warehouse that is the formal entry into Argentina. Almost waved through by the sleepy border officials....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Known as the snail by the locals the highway connects Chile to Argentina. The Highway is also known as the Liberators Highway. There is 27 Curves going up and traffic moves very slow as you have large Semi trucks going back and forth to Argentina....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

I took an overnight bus from Mendoza to Santiago and we wound down this after crossing the border. I had the front seat up top and even though you couldn't see far off in the distance you could feel yourself winding around the corners for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Almost on a whim, while we were in Chile, we decided to take the bus from Santiago through the Andes to Mendoza in Argentina. The journey, with stops to pick up passengers and at border control, takes around six and a half hours. Judging from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Went here with bus from Santiago to Mendoza some years ago. It was a wonderful experience to watch the curves unfold and then to see the colors of the Andean mountains shift as you drove into Argentina. Unfortunately the bus broke down soon after passing...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KimiK48
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Coming from Santiago de Chile, ruta 60 takes you to the border between Chile and Argentina at an elevation of 3,200m (10,499ft), but before reaching that point, you have to go through over 20 steeps zigzags called 'Los Caracoles' (the snails). This is another bikers...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GillesFlores
Reviewed March 27, 2017

The Chilean side of the Andes provides an eye opening highway with 29 switchback curves as you travel the mountain side.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank chillwills
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is route unavoidable if you are driving to Mendoza, but if you are staying only in Chile, this is an ideal day trip from the Santiago area, with lunch at the beautiful Hotel Portillo -- which is open for meals year-round, while being the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank HotelierJohn
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Visitors to Chile who plan to visit the ski resort at Portillo or travel through to Mendoza, Argentina, will likely take this route. The scenery alone is worth the trip: snow-capped peaks, sweeping valleys, hills dotted with cacti, flowers, etc. While I highly recommend traveling...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank janetiguana
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We drove up to the Argeninian border on this road twice. The first time we did it in a snowstorm and the second in brilliant sunshine. The views are just breathtaking, but even in the snow it was an experience. Dont miss the lake behind...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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