2 thoughts on “Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

  1. Alison, Not sure if you remember me, but we met at the HU meeting in Cambria last year. I am currently in Chile and heading toward Torres del Paine in the next week or so. I have really enjoyed all of your posts and have a few quick questions for you. Do you have any information on the selling of your bike in Punta Arenas? How much did you get for your bike? Was the paperwork process fairly quick and painless? I am trying to decide whether to sell my bike in Punta Arenas or risk trying to sell it to another traveler in Buenos Aires. Thanks for any information you are able to provide.

    Take care, Zach

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    • Hi Zach! The paperwork in Puntas Arenas was simple. You have to go to a notary to verify the sale of the bike. Then go to the aduana to verify with customs you will no longer be liable for taking a bike out of Chile. I had a little problem at the border where they almost didn’t let me pass, but a heated call to aduana in Puntas Arenas and I was passed through. My 2003 KLR had 55,000 miles and I sold it for $1800. Bikes in better condition than mine sold for $3000+. The only thing about selling in Buenos Aires is you are taking a risk that Argentina may not let you in again if they find out. But flying out should be relatively easy. Good Luck and don’t hesitate if you have any more Qs.

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