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== Border Crossings ==
Crossing the Andes can be a little trickier than in most countries due to the high altitude. The Chilean police are also stricter about what can be brought into the country than in any other place in the continent: it is forbidden to enter with any kind of organic stuff such as fruits, veggies, beans, seeds, cheese, etc. You can try to pass them in your pockets. Just be sure to declare that you are passing with some organic stuff (rice, mate, polenta) so they can't charge you for lying and play dumb if you get caught. Worked for me one hitchhiker with one bag of pine nuts (piñones) and one bag of seeds. You can also only bring 2 packs of cigarettes, since they are much more expensive in Chile.
You can also only bring 2 packs To enter Chile there is first a stop where they give the driver a piece of cigarettes, since they paper saying how many people are much more expensive in Chilethe vehicle. If you are not going to go all the way with the same driver don't forget to ask for a specific piece that say you are crossing on foot or something. Also drivers can be reluctant to pick you up all the way through the border so a sign saying "Frontera" or "Aduana" might help (then you can speak with them in the car)
To enter Chile there is first In the north, most of the trucks will not pick you up because are afraid that Gendarmes can complains, [[User:Eazy|eazy]] took a lift from a stop where they give local truck and asked the driver to stop a Paraguayan truck for him. === [[Argentina]] === This is a piece list of all (presumably) hitchable border crossings between Chile and Argentina. It first appeared on the page of paper saying how many people are in [[Argentina]], that's why they sound like going from Argentina to Chile and not the vehicleother way around. If Follow steps in opposite order if you are not coming from Chile and going to go Argentina. Not all the way with the same driver donof them have information yet, so if you hitched one, please add info! '''t forget Chilean Border Crossings North to ask for South''' The following is a list of all the major border crossings between Argentina and Chile, sorted out by [[User:MOAH|Mind of a specific piece Hitchhiker]] and ordered from north to south. Not all of these have been hitchhiked by HitchWiki contributors. As most of them cross the Andes mountain range, not all of them stay open year round. Some might be hitchable in summer during the tourist season, but not outside that say . Do your research before you cross! This was the disclaimer. '''''Paso Jama''''' is the northernmost pass across the andes from San Pedro, CL to Juyjuy, AR. Coming from Chile, [[User:Dr.Keith|Keith]] had to have his pack x-rayed. There are crossing on foot or somethinglots of Paraguayan trucks passing through here and few civillians. [[User:Dr.Keith|Keith]] waited 1.5 hours in San Pedro and 2 hours at the border. Also drivers The border is at 4200m and can be reluctant extremely windy and cold, especially at night - be prepared! The immigration building on the Argentinian side is at the end of town. Crossing from Jujuy province into Region II de Antofagasta. '''''Paso Sico''''' on the Argentinian Ruta 51, nearest Argentinian hamlet is named Catua. From Jujuy province into Region II de Antofagasta. Let us know if you hitchhiked this. '''''Paso Socompa''''' on the Argentinian Ruta 163. From Salta province to Region II de Antofagasta, next to an active volcano. Let us know if you hitchhiked this. '''''Paso San Francisco''''' is between [[Copiapo]], Chile and [[San Miguel de Tucuman|San Miguel]], Argentina. There is little traffic along this route and you could wait for days at 3800m. Not recommended. Located on the Ruta 60. Crosses from Catamarca province into Region III de Atacama. '''''Paso Pircas Negras''''' on the Ruta 76. From La Rioja province to pick Region III de Atacama. Let us know if you up hitchhiked this. '''''Paso de Agua Negra''''' on the Ruta 150. The customs office is near [[Las Flores]] 90km away. Crosses from [[San Juan]] province into Region IV de Coquimbo. [[User:MOAH|Mind of a Hitchhiker]] got offered a ride from [[Rodeo]] and took it. This is the highest border crossing between the two countries, with a maximum altitude of 4.780 meters. A large chunk of the 180 km between border checks is unpaved, but with all the way through glaciers, it's one of the most spectacular routes across the Andes out there. The Chilean side is called Juntas del Toro and the nearest town city is [[La Serena]]. It's only open from December to April, and might close on other days as well due to bad weather. Read [[Las Flores]] on how to do it. '''''Paso Internacional Los Libertadores''''' between [[Mendoza]] and [[Santiago de Chile]] is probably the best option with lots of truck and civilian traffic. You will also pass Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Southern and Western hemispheres. There's a tunnel between the two countries. Goes between Mendoza province and Region V de Valparaiso. '''''Paso Vergara''''' on the Ruta 226. Crosses from Mendoza province to Region VII del Maule. Argentinian customs is 8km from the actual border. Let us know if you hitched this. '''''Paso Pehuenche''''' on the Ruta 145. Crosses from Mendoza province to Region VII del Maule. Migration is in Las Loicas, 40 km from the actual border. Let us know if you hitched this. '''''Paso Pichachen''''' on the Ruta 6. Crosses from Neuquen province to Region VIII del Bio Bio. Let us know if you hitched this. '''''Paso Pino Hachado''''' on the Ruta 242. Crosses from Neuquen province to Region IX de la Araucania. Argentinian immigration is 2,5km from the actual border. Let us know if you hitched this. '''''Paso Icalma''''' on the Ruta 13. Crosses from Neuquen province to Region IX de la Araucania. Argentinian immigration is 6km from the actual border. Let us know if you hitched this border. '''''Paso Mamuil Malal''''' on the Ruta 60. Crosses from Neuquen province to Region IX de la Araucania. Argentinian immigration is 1,5km from the actual border. Let us know if you hitched this border. '''''Paso Carirriñe''''' on the Ruta 62. Crosses from Neuquen province to Region XIV los Rios. Argentinian immigration is 47km from the actual border. Let us know if you hitched here. '''''Paso Hua Hum''''' on the Ruta 48. Crosses from Neuquen province to Region XIV los Rios. Argentinian customs is 3km from the actual border. The Chilean one is on the actual border. In Chile you need to take a ferry to get connected to the other roads. Let us know if you hitched here. '''''Paso Fronterizo Cardenal Antonio Samoré''''' on the Ruta 231. Crosses from Neuquen province to Region X de Los Lagos. The Argentinian customs is 17km from the actual border. Let us know if you hitched this one. '''''Paso Pérez Rosales''''' on a Ruta with no number, from Puerto Frías in Argentina in Rio Negro province. Nearest Argentinian town of size is called Llao Llao, near [[Bariloche]]. You'll have to take several seasonal ferries in both Argentina and Chile to get here. The nearest town of size on the Chilean side is called Peulla in Region X de Los Lagos. This border is not visible on Google Maps, only on Open Street Maps. Please let us know if you accomplished this masterpiece. '''''Paso Futaleufú''''' on the Ruta 259. Crosses from Chubut province to Region X de Los Lagos. The distance between the two immigration offices is less than 1km. This is a major tourist hot spot, so if the border isn't closed, it should be fairly hitchable. Please verify the hitchability once you've crossed here. '''''Paso Rio Encuentro''''' on the Ruta 44. Crosses from Chubut province to Region X de Los Lagos. The Argentinian side has a sign sayintown named Carrenleufú and the Chilean has one named Alto Palena. Let us know if you crossed here. '''''Paso Coyhaique/Coiaique' Frontera or Aduana might help '''' on the Ruta 74. Crosses from Chubut province to Region XI Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. The Argentinian customs is 2km from the border and the nearest Argentinian town is named Aldea Beleiro. Let us know if you crossed here. '''''Paso Huemules''''' on the Ruta 260. Crosses from Chubut province to Region XI Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. The Argentinian immigration office is less than 300m from the actual border and the nearest village is Lago Blanco. On the Chilean side it is 5km till the first town named Balmaceda. Let us know if you crossed this border. '''''Paso Palavicini''''' on the Ruta 72 (then Ruta 45 on Google Maps). Crosses from Santa Cruz province to Region XI Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. The Argentinian customs office is 2km from the actual border. The Chilean customs is on the limit of Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez town as spotted by [[User:MOAH|Mind of a Hitchhiker. She took the next border. Let us know if you can speak with them crossed this border. '''''Paso de Chile Chico''''' on the Ruta 43. Crosses from Santa Cruz province to Region XI Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. The Argentinian customs office is in [[Los Antiguos]] and the car)Chilean one in [[Chile Chico]]. This border is perfectly hitchable, as recorded by [[User:MOAH|Mind of a Hitchhiker in a vlog. No man's land is about 8km long.
'''''Paso Roballos''''' on the Ruta SN near the Ruta 41. Crosses from Santa Cruz province to Region XI Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. The Argentinian customs office is 300 m from the actual border. The nearest village with facilities is [[Bajo Caracoles]] and oh boy, you don't want to get stuck here. Perhaps it's crossable in summer, but definitely not in winter. The nearest town in Chile is [[Cochrane]]. Let us know if you hitched this border. '''''Villa O'Higgins/[[El Chalten]] Foot border crossings'''''This area is sort of the hiking capital of the continent. There's many multi-day hikes advertized in both towns. Villa O'Higgins is the last town reachable by road from the "mainland" of Chile, via the Carretera Austral/Ruta 7. You could hitchhike all the way from [[Arica]] to [[Santiago de Chile]] to Villa O'Higgins without leaving Chile - that's 4.300km. South of Villa O'Higgins, Chile splits up in a million fjords, this is where Region XII de Magallanes (y la Antarctica Chilena) begins. Chile and Argentina have disputes over what land is owned by which country. If you want to visit the southernmost region of Chile without crossing to Argentina, there's a cruise from [[Puerto Montt]] all the way to [[Puerto Natales]] and even [[Punta Arenas]], but this won't come cheap.In [[El Chalten]] or [[Tres Lagos]] in Argentina, there's buses taking you to and from these hiking trails. One is named '''''Paso Fronterizo Entrada Mayer''''' on the Ruta 81. Crosses from Santa Cruz province to Region XI Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. Border check points are ''as the northbird flies'' 12km. Rides may only be hitched from each respective main road. Permits may be needed to hike in this reserve. If you've done any border crossing in this region, most please add more information. '''''Paso Don Guillermo''''' on the Ruta Provincial 7. Crosses from Santa Cruz province into Region XII de Magallanes. The Argentinian customs office is 3km from the border and the Chilean one 9km, so that's 12km of no man's land. Let us know if you hitched this border crossing. '''''Paso Fronterizo Dorotea''''' on the Ruta Provicial 20. Crosses from Santa Cruz province into Region XII de Magallanes. The Argentinian customs office is at a ski centre 2km from the actual border and the trucks will not pick nearest town with facilities is Rio Turbio. Villa Dorotea is on the Chilean side with the customs office 4km from the border. [[Puerto Natales]] in Chile is nearby. Let us know if you hitched this border crossing.  '''''Paso Laurita Casas Viejas''''' on the Ruta 293. Crosses from Santa Cruz province into Region XII de Magallanes. The Argentinian customs office is 100m from the actual border, the Chilean one is 4km away. This is the main direct border crossing from Argentina to [[Puerto Natales]]. Let us know if you up because hitched this border. '''''Paso de Integracion Austral''''' on the Ruta Nacional 3. Crosses from Santa Cruz province into Region XII de Magallanes. There's two buildings, but both Chilean and Argentinian customs are afraid that Gendarmes present in both buildings. From whichever direction you come, you always drive by the first building and get out at the second. '''Don't panic!'''At this border you can complainspossibly expect a needlessly complicated and long process once you arrive to Argentine customs if their X-Ray machine is broken (which it often is).They must do a manual search of your bags and tend to find silly, irrelevant things like tin foil that are apparently a matter of National Security. [[User:EazyThemodernnomad|eazythemodernnomad]] took was once delayed leaving Argentina at the Paso Austral to Chile for several hours because of a lift from 'suspicion' that turned out to be baseless. Fortunately, the ''Gendarmeria'' have poorly trained attack dogs who care more about playing with towels than sniffing for contraband. The Argentinian drivers of [[User:MOAH|Mind of a local truck and asked Hitchhiker]] who came driving all the driver way from Cordoba province to stop visit [[Ushuaia]] had all their apples stolen by Chilean customs, even though they crossed back into Argentina a Paraguayan truck for himfew hours after! This was really tragic.Warn your Argentinian drivers!
'''''Paso San Sebastián''''' on the Ruta Nacional 3 (which casually continues on '''Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego''' regardless of the fact that it's broken up!). Crosses from Tierra del Fuego province into Region XII de Magallanes. The Argentinian customs office is at the roundabout of the town San Sebastián, some 11km from the actual border. The only official Chilean customs office is 3.5km from the actual border . Use the border crossings to find direct rides to/from Perú is "Paso Chacalluta" where you want to go. Argentinian plates driving into Chile will most likely drive all the way to [[Rio Gallegos]], while Chilean plates going into Chile will likely go to [[User:MOAH|Mind of a HitchhikerPunta Arenas]] hitchhiked over via the border from [[TacnaPunta Delgada]] in Perú ferry crossing (complejo fronteriza Santa Rosahitchable) .To find a ride to [[AricaPorvenir]] (complejo fronteriza de Chacalluta) in Chile in 2016 and describes the process as following. People get , [[User:MOAH|Mind of a little nervous around this border so it might be hard to convince people to take you all Hitchhiker]] asked at the way through Chilean customsoffice if anyone was going there, which is mandatory with the form that says the number of people in the vehicle which they need to show at both sidesand got offered a ride from a guy named "El Gordo" (''TheFat One'') by his colleagues. Your driver will need your His real nameis Sergio, as vaguely remembered, document number and he drives a few other details like whether you're married or notred Toyota Hilux. After getting your entrance stamp This hitchhiker gave up on trying to Chile, find an earlier ride and did crossword puzzles instead until Sergio appeared and drove her the Chilean side requires you 140km to fill [[Porvenir]] in a form declaring you don't carry seeds no time. With excellent suspension, the ride was smooth and other plant products or have more than one laptopglorious, two phones and some other random rules applying to your luggage. Only your luggage goes through while driving past the x-ray machine and your body doesnBahía Inutil ('t go through a metal detector, so what's in your pockets probably remains your own business. Occasionally they have dogs here. Upon leaving Chile for Perú your luggage might be checked too but thereUseless Bay's not information on how to pass in the opposite direction. At the Peruvian side all people get out of the car to pass through immigration without their luggage.You'll get to fill in a form of which you get a stamped piece of paper which you need to carry around until you leave Perú. The Peruvian side should be relatively easy to get through. The distance between both offices is less than one km if you do everything by foot. After passing both borders with your driver you can find another ride or just carry on with your driver as everybody drives through ) chasing the big cities of Tacna and Arica either wayimminent sunset.
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'''Paso San Fransisco''' is between === [[CopiapoBolivia]], Chile and [[San Miguel de Tucuman|San Miguel]], Argentina. There is little traffic along this route and you could wait for days at 3800m. Not recommended. ===
'''Paso Internacional Los Libertadores''' between === [[MendozaPeru]] and [[Santiago]] is probably the best option with lots of truck and civillian traffic. You will also pass Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Southern and Western hemispheres. ===
At '''The only official border to/from Perú is "Paso Austral''', you can possibly expect Chacalluta" where [[User:MOAH|Mind of a needlessly complicated Hitchhiker]] hitchhiked over the border from [[Tacna]] in Perú (complejo fronteriza Santa Rosa) to [[Arica]] (complejo fronteriza de Chacalluta) in Chile in 2016 and long describes the process once as following. People get a little nervous around this border so it might be hard to convince people to take you arrive to Argentine all the way through customs if their X-Ray machine , which is broken (mandatory with the form that says the number of people in the vehicle which it often is)they need to show at both sides.They must do Your driver will need your name, document number and a manual search of few other details like whether you're married or not. After getting your bags and tend entrance stamp to find sillyChile, irrelevant things like tin foil that are apparently a matter of National Security. [[User:Themodernnomad|themodernnomad]] was once delayed leaving Argentina at the Paso Austral Chilean side requires you to Chile for several hours because of fill in a form declaring you don'suspicion' that turned out t carry seeds and other plant products or have more than one laptop, two phones and some other random rules applying to be baselessyour luggage. Fortunately, Only your luggage goes through the x-ray machine and your body doesn't go through a metal detector, so what'Gendarmerias in your pockets probably remains your own business. Occasionally they have dogs here. Upon leaving Chile for Perú your luggage might be checked too but there's not information on how to pass in the opposite direction. At the Peruvian side all people get out of the car to pass through immigration without their luggage.You' have poorly trained attack dogs who care more about playing ll get to fill in a form of which you get a stamped piece of paper which you need to carry around until you leave Perú. The Peruvian side should be relatively easy to get through. The distance between both offices is less than one km if you do everything by foot. After passing both borders with your driver you can find another ride or just carry on with towels than sniffing for contrabandyour driver as everybody drives through the big cities of Tacna and Arica either way.
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