Motorhome Hire Argentina

When you are looking to Motorhome Hire in Argentina there are generally only two points you can start from for most RV rental agencies. There is Buenos Aires on the north east coast and Ushuaia at the southern tip of the country. The types of RV available in this South American country include all types from class A to class C along with trailers and vans. 

Campervan Hire Argentia : Places to visit

Iguazu Falls is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world and a must visit for most tourists to this nation. The falls are in the Iguazu National Park north of Buenos Aires. The main fall covers 80 meters and there are a total of 270 falls in the park to see and enjoy.

In Patagonia is the Fitz Roy Mountain which is part of the Andes Mountain chain in the western portion of Argentina. There are glacial lakes all around surrounded by many peaks of the Andes. People visits here to take pictures and climb the mountains along with enjoying hikes in this natural wilderness setting. 

Also in the south western section of the country is the Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier is still growing at a rate of up to 2 meters a day. It is located in the Los Glaciares National Park that borders just outside of El Calafate. The edge of the glacier is 60 meters high and a small portion of it breaks off and crashes into the water below on a daily basis. 

For those that want to take  a ferry ride in their RV you can visit the Lighthouse at the End of the World. This lighthouse was built in 1884 and is the southernmost province of Tierra del Fuego. The original lighthouse had to be replaced with a replica built to the same architectural design in 1998. This is the location that inspired Jules Verne to write one of his best novels.

Motorhome Hire Argentia

What are the roads like in Argentina?

The roads are mainly well kept in the urban areas with 2 lane highways connecting many of the urban areas with each other. In some places gravel roads are very common so if you want to take the scenic route it is advisable to be in a 4x4. 

Driving is on the right side, opposite of the UK, with the speed limits in urban areas being 40 to 60 kph and in the rural areas 110 kph. The main highways have speed limits of 120 to 130 kph. For those renting an RV the minimum age to drive is 21. Seatbelts are required to on at all times. Cell phones can be used by the driver, but must be in a hands free mode only. 

A few of the mountain passes are paved, but most of them are just dirt roads. While the scenery is breathtaking, driving some of these roads can be dangerous so take precautions and drive slowly. Rocks and potholes in the road are common.

All road signs are in Spanish so knowing the international pictograms of road signs is a must.

What is required to be on the road in Argentina?

You must have at least one fire extinguisher, 2 road hazard triangles, first aid kit, a rigid tow bar and a working hand brake on your RV. 

It is also advise when in a Motorhome for hire in Argentina to only drive in the rural areas during the day. The urban areas have street lights, but not the roads in the rural areas. 

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