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INFOGRAPHICS: BORDER CROSSING CHILE - ARGENTINA IN "DEEP PATAGONIA", FROM "EL CHALTEN" TO "VILLA O’HIGGINS". 

 
THIS BORDER CROSSING CAN BE DONE FROM CHILE TO ARGENTINA. 

Lakes Crossing of Lago del Desierto and O'Higgins in Patagonian Andes

Lakes Crossing of Lago del Desierto and O'Higgins in Patagonian Andes.

 

We suggest this self arranged program of large and unforgettable emotions Contact us for help at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
Phone 56- 67- 243 18 11 - Villa O'Higgins agency

  

EL CHALTEN - VILLA O'HIGGINS BORDER CROSSING:

 

* Self guided program.

Chile Argentina border crossing

 

Warning: Schedules and frequencies can be affected by adverse weather conditions or force majeure. Should confirm departure times 12 hours before at the local office of Robinson Crusoe in Villa O'Higgins, telephone 56 - 67-243 18 11 The Service do not consider the reimbursement of any additional expenses due to suspended or delayed departures, and will be assumed by each passenger.

 

We assist you coordinate your excursion

 

1.- El Chaltén to Lago del Desierto (Nov. - April)
     Departure from EL Chaltén: 8:00 AM. & 12:00 PM.
     Departure from Lago del Desierto: 7:30 PM.
     Contact to: Exploradores Receptivo Chaltén
     Sales Office : El Chaltén, Phone 0054- 2962 - 493081 / 43, from 9 AM to 1 PM. and from 4 OM to 8 PM.
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2.- Lago del Desierto crossing boat
     Departures from south shore: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM.
     Departures from north shore: 11 AM & 5:00 PM.
     Contact to: Exploradores Receptivo Chaltén.
     Sales office: El Chaltén, Phone. 0054- 2962 - 493081 / 43, from 9 AM to 1 PM and from 4 PM to 8 PM.
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3.- Border crossing
     You may walk 5 Km.  with your luggage or ask for Luggage assistance service done by settlers in Argentinian side.
     And 15 Km. walk or 4x4 Transfer by settlers on Chilean side. (You need a reservation with 3 days in advance for 4x4 transfer).  
     Contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call to 56 (67) 243 18 11
     Candelario Mancilla: Hostel and Camping by settlers.

4.- a) Great Glacier - O"Higgins excursion *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*
     Departure from Candelario Mancilla, January and February:
     Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 11:30 AM, arrival 5 PM
     Departure from Villa O'Higgins 8:30 AM.
     See more frequencies visit www.robinsoncrusoe.com

     b) Glacier Lake (O"Higgins) boat crossing
     Departure from Candelario Mancilla, january and February:
     Monday, wednesday, thursday and Saturday 5 PM, see more frequencies or visit web site
     Arrival to Puerto Bahamóndez, Villa O"Higgins: 8 PM.

5.- Bus to Villa O"Higgins
     Departure from Puerto Bahamóndez at time of boat arrival

6.- Bus to Cochrane
     from Villa O"Higgins: Sunday and Thursday 8:00 AM.

 

 

PATH OF THE SETTLERS / ARGENTINA - CHILE BORDER CROSSING 

 

RATES 2018 / 2019

1.- Transfer from El Chaltén to Lago del Desierto (Rate 2017)

CHILE
ARGENTINA

Ch $ 22.000
US $ 30

2.- Lago del Desierto boat crossing

CHILE
ARGENTINA

Ch $ 28.000
US $ 40

4.- a) Glacier excursion + O"Higgins lake boat crossing, L/M Quetru

 

Ch $ 82.000

4.- b) O"Higgins lake boat crossing L/M Quetru

 

Ch $ 36.000

5.- Bus Puerto Bahamóndez - Villa O"Higgins

 

Ch $ 2.500

6.- Bus Villa O"Higgins - Cochrane

 

Ch $ 7.000 (Rate April 2018)

 

NOTE: Payments may be done with credit or debit card.

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SUGGESTION: Rent in advance a suitable vehicle at Balmaceda for the journey overland to Villa O’Higgins with Hertz rent a car (www.hertz.cl, Phone +56-67-224 5780) to be taken in Balmaceda or Coyhaique (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). Vehicles rented by Hertz have the option to be dropped (Drop-Off) or required (take-on) in Villa O'Higgins. Special rate applies.

Hertz

Warning: Schedules and frequencies can be affected by adverse weather conditions or force majeure. Should confirm departure times 12 hours before at the local office of Robinson Crusoe in Villa O'Higgins, telephone 56 - 67-243 18 11 The Service does not consider reimbursement of any additional expenses due to suspended or delayed departures, which will be assumed by each passenge.

 

LIMITED LIABILITY: Our Company operates in Chile under its own responsibility the lodge Robinson Crusoe Deep Patagonia at Villa O´Higgins and the Quetru boat on the O´Higgins lake.

In Alliance with “Receptivo Chaltén” in Argentina, our Company acts as agent for the services of the Huemul boat on Lago del Desierto, and the transfer service from Lago del Desierto to El Chaltén town.

Due to the lack of any commercial agreements with other service providers, our Company only may asist the tourists who want to cross the border from Candelario Mancilla (Chile) to Lago del Desierto (Argentina), or viceversa. We inform to the third party service providers the reservation requests. Services which are not under our control or supervision.

Likewise, due to the precarious infrastructure and communication conditions in this extreme region, you must understand that doing this border crossing is under your own risk and responsibility assuming it is an adventure, and therefore you must be prepared to accept eventual delays or additional expenses as a consequence of unforeseeable circumstances or force majeure, such as delays or suspension of boat schedules by climatic reasons or others determined by navigation authorities, roads obstructed, misunderstanding with passenger transportation or luggage carriage, etc.

Therefore, to undertake this adventure we advise you to carry proper equipment, be a self-governed person, have extra time available and money for unexpected expenses.

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