Easily the quickest and cheapest (cost = $0) border crossing in South America IF you have no dogs. But in our case, the longest, most rigorous and frustrating. In order to enter Chile, we needed a special "Zoosanitary Export Certificate" from the Peruvian customs. We found ourselves in bureaucratic limbo for hours - 9 hours to be exact.
But there were angels on both sides and we were lucky.
We don't blame the Chileans, just the policies. (Read here for the full story). Bienvenidos a Chile! We're now entering Neruda's country - and what a sight!
|only 40 mins to the chilean border|
|don't let the 60s decor fool you - the most expensive joint in arica|