the gringo trial to patagonia
THE GRINGO TRIAL o LA RUTA DEL GRINGO
everybody has to help to build the gringo trial with tips,places to sleep(its means good couchers)
& ALL THE USEFULL INFO TO MAKE AN ESAY AND VERY CHEAP TRIP TO PATAGONIA.
In the tourist area of Torres del Paine National Park there is a mild climate; besides there is a microclimate area in Laguna Azul area, with a considerable increase of temperature in summer (25 to 30 degrees Celsius). In mountain chains there is an ice climate while in the Pacific coast area and channels there is a cold temperate climate, with great humidity.
A special feature of southern climate is the amount of solar light hours, which are less in winter and extended at summer reaching as far as 18 hours, approximately, in Dec
Because of its great area, there are important climatic variations at the Region, influenced mostly by the relief, the sea and the winds. In the eastern slope of Patagonian mountain range there is a cold steppe climate that prevails in the central continental area.
This is the place where most of the population settlements, among them Punta Arenas, where the average rainfall registers 425 millimeters annual, mostly in spring-summer and in winter as snow. This is an area of constant wind, more intense at spring-summer, time at which it reaches an average speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour, diminishing almost at all in winter. ember.
CUSTOMS AND BORDERS BORDER CROSSINGS:
There are five border crossings to enter to Region de Magallanes y Antartica Chilena enabled all over the year: Dorotea and Casas Viejas, at Ultima Esperanza province, that links Chilean city of Puerto Natales with Argentinean city of Rio Turbio; Monte Aymond, at Magallanes province, that links Punta Arenas with Rio Gallegos, capital city of Argentinean Santa Cruz province; San Sebastian, in Tierra del Fuego province, that links Porvenir (Chile) with Rio Grande and Ushuaia (Argentina); and Rio Don Guillermo, in Cerro Castillo, Chile.
There is a sixth border crossing, Bellavista, that allows crossing from Chilean Tierra del Fuego to Rio Grande (Argentina), only opened in summer, from 8 to 20 hours.
Between October and March, the border crossings have the following opening hours:
order Crossings Opening Hours
DOROTEA : The 24 hours of the day
CASAS VIEJAS : From 08:00 to 22:00 hours
MONTE AYMOND : The 24 hours of the day
SAN SEBASTIÁN : The 24 hours of the day
RÍO DON GUILLERMO : The 24 hours of the day
Most of vehicles coming from other Chilean regions or Argentina enter Magallanes using the Route 255, Monte Aymond - Punta Arenas, after traveling by Argentinean territory.
There are regular overland transportation companies that run between Punta Arenas and Osorno by this route in about 36 hours going across Argentinean territory.
HOW TO GET TO PUERTO NATALES
The main overland access is by Route 9, Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales. Other choices are border crossings of Casas Viejas, Dorotea and Rio Don Guillermo, open the whole year.
It is possible to get to Puerto Natales from Puerto Montt on a ferry specially equipped to transport passengers, vehicles and cargo. The journey lasts four days and three nights and there is a round trip weekly.
HOW TO GET TO PORVENIR
Porvenir is the capital city of Tierra del Fuego Province.
There is an airline with more than a daily frequency between Punta Arenas and Porvenir. The flight lasts approx.
HOW TO GET TO PUNTA ARENAS
Flights from Santiago, Puerto Montt or Falkland Islands (England) and in high season from the city of Ushuaia (Argentina) land at Carlos Ibañez del Campo international airport of Punta Arenas, located 20 kms. north of the Patagonian capital city. From the airport to downtown Punta Arenas, by Route 9, the north highway, the estimated time is 25 to 30 minutes.
At the airport there are buses, minicabs and taxis transporting passengers to the city or other places as request.
There also are regional flights from Porvenir and Puerto Williams. Connections also exist with the Argentinean cities from Calafate, Río Grande and Ushuaia.
You can access to Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region either by land, air or sea.
Flights arrive to Patagonia city capital, Punta Arenas from Santiago, Chile's city capital, and Puerto Montt.
By land it is necessary to cross Argentinean territory. There are enabled five border crossings, Monte Aymond, Rio Don Guillermo, Casas Viejas, Dorotea, and San Sebastian at Tierra del Fuego.
By sea, ships sail through Patagonian channels from Puerto Montt
What about buses?
I'll arrive in Ushuaia by plane then would like to go to Torres del Paine, El carafate, Bariloche and Mendoza. How is the Bus situation?