A one night stay in Punta Arenas, Chile and onto Rio Grande, Argentina on my way to Ushuaia. The rain had not let up, I was hoping so much I could get a few nice days in Ushuaia. After a few rain soaked days in El Calafate, Argentina and then rain again all day in Punta Arenas I made my way to Rio Grande, Argentina, and yet another border crossing. I would start on Ruta 9 then onto Ruta 255, then cross over into Argentina on Ruta 257 and finish on Ruta 3.

The border crossing was not far from my starting point, so I was hoping again that there would be small lines and I could get on my way back into Argentina without much fuss.

Although the trip total was 260 miles (424 kilometers), it is paved for some of the way and the dirt, rough roads for about half the journey.

The Ferry – Cruce Punta Delgada

Cruce Punta Delgada Simple crossing by Ferry. I had to wait around 30 minutes before the ferry was loading, the trip takes about another 20–30 minutes depending on the weather and traffic.

Was a nice trip. I stopped at a nice little cafe beforehand and had some lunch. Pricing varies depending on the mode of transport.

The cost was only around $6 USD. Information here.

Tourism Card

I purchased online a Tourism Card (USD $100) for Argentina from here. I got mine for 90 Days. You MUST do this before you enter or travel to Argentina. It is not available at point of entry for Argentina.

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