Renting a car in Mendoza to Santiago

Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Renting a car in Mendoza to Santiago

Hi all: we will be in Mendoza for a few days in October ( at Cavas Winelodge -- does anyone know it?), and then renting a car to drive to Santiago and Valparaiso for a few days before returning to the US. Can anyone recommend a car rental company that we can take one way?

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Liz
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Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 01:05 PM
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You may have a difficult time finding a company that will do an international one-way rental. It may even be impossible either because of government regulations on "exports" of vehicles - taking the vehicle out of the country without planning to bring it back - or because of the logistics involved for the rental companies.

I would start by phoning the 1-800 numbers for the large international rental companies (I think Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Budget and Europcar are in Mendoza) and see what they say.

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Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:12 PM
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You cannot take a rental car across the border either way. It is better to do this trip by bus anyway as you get to see the scenery. Leave the driving to someone who knows the road and enjoy the trip.
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Old Apr 4th, 2006, 04:42 AM
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You can take a rental car across from Chile to Argentina and then back, we did the round trip about 18 months ago. If you are going only one way I think you may have to choose between bus and plane, but if you can find a way to drive yourself I highly recommend it as long as you are okay with driving in not-always-well-signed unfamiliar surroundings. It was a fascinating and relatively tame drive, not as scary as many parts of Highway 1 in California, and much more well mannered than driving in say, Mexico City.
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you can try with enaturchile.com they can help
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HI, ecnill, I would rent a car in Argentina and another car in Chile if I wish to drive around. For the Andes crossing I would simply take one of the many excellent buses, ac, and very confortable that charge very little.
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