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  • Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

    1. Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

    Ride for 2 hours in the Andes on horseback in the company of Spanish and English-speaking guides. Choose whether to just take the horse ride in the morning (BBQ lunch not included), to conclude your morning ride with a BBQ lunch, or to ride at sunset and end your tour with a BBQ dinner and traditional folk music. The tour begins with either morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel in Mendoza and travels to Los Amigos Post. Here, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and get acquainted with your horse, which will be selected depending on your size and experience. After a quick trip to the riding school for a safety lesson on how to ride on mountain roads, it’s time to set off for Mirador Eagles Nest. Upon arrival at Mirador Eagles Nest, admire the breathtaking views across the Andes. Jump down from your horse and stretch your legs as you explore the landscape and take some ...

    So lovely. the guides are knowledgeable and so incredibly and genuinely warm hearted. just got back to our hotel and are already booking again for tomorrow.

  • Mendoza: Trekking and Rappelling in the Andes

    2. Mendoza: Trekking and Rappelling in the Andes

    Start with a trek to the viewpoint. During your trek, listen to fascinating anecdotes and history from your passionate guide, including the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the region, some information on the mountain, and typical regional customs.  Once at the viewpoint, receive a safety briefing and equipment from your guide in preparation for your rappelling activity. Once ready, descend down a 30-meter cliff face. Your day of activity ends by crossing the mighty Mendoza River on a zip line cable, 10 meters above the river. Around lunchtime and after the activities, enjoy some free time at the local partner's operations base, where you can take advantage of the restaurant or relax and have a drink by the pool. Swimming is only available from December to February.

  • Mendoza: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

    3. Mendoza: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

    Immerse yourself in the adrenaline of this Adventure Circuit, starting with a 12-kilometer rafting trip on the Mendoza River where you can admire the breathtaking views of the mountain range of the Andes that surround you while sailing on rafts through rapids level 3 and 4. Your day ends with Canopy Trasandino, a 990-meter/0.6-mile canopy for adventurers in search of new experiences. Cross the mighty Mendoza River hanging from a reinforced steel cable 10 meters from the river and take in views of the old city. You will be able to choose the option with roundtrip transfer or go on your own.

    Excelente excursion. Nos pasaron a buscar por el punto en horario. Las actividades excelentes, todos los guias con muchisima onda. El parador tiene bastantes opciones para almorzar, ademas que esta a la vera del rio y es hermoso. Recuerden llevar efectivo ya que al ser parador de montaña no hay wifi por ende, no se aceptan tarjetas.

  • From Mendoza: Full-Day Cordon del Plata Andes Trek

    4. From Mendoza: Full-Day Cordon del Plata Andes Trek

    After being picked up at 8:30 AM in Mendoza, travel to Cordon del Plata. On the way, take in the amazing views of the Potrerillos Dam and of the main mountains. See Cerro Plata, which reaches 5970 meters in altitude.   After driving for 80 kilometers you will reach Vallecitos at the foot of Cordon del Plata mountain range. Hike in a beautiful ravine called La Angostura with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife such as condores and guanacos.   For a more challenging trek, you can climb to the Morro del Negro summit at 3800 meters. After 6 to 8 hours of trekking, enjoy some coffee or mate (a caffeinated tea), before returning to the city. You will arrive in Mendoza at around 6:30 PM.

    This was a fantastic day trip. Vanina and Joaquín run their own company and are trained mountain guides. Safety comes first with them, even for inexperienced people, this tour is highly recommended. Vanina planned ahead, managed to adapt the tour to our needs perfectly, in adition to being an extremely knowledgeable guide and a fun person. You cannot go wrong with them, worth every cent.

  • Mt. Aconcagua Confluencia Camp Trekking

    5. Mt. Aconcagua Confluencia Camp Trekking

    Mount Aconcagua, the tallest mountain on the American continent, attracts thousands of people each year who try to conquer its summit. The Cordillera de los Andes is the longest mountain range in the world with a length of 7. 240 km and the highest peak of 6, 962 meters. This is a one-day activity and almost a 20km round trip hike. You will trek until Confluencia, the first Aconcagua base camp, where you will be able to enjoy an Argentinean 'picada' consisting of salami, cheese, and homemade bread. If the weather is nice, you will be able to see the Aconcagua and its majestic southern wall. The pickup time will be 8:00 am, and then you will travel 190 kilometers in approximately 3 hours - depending on the traffic - until the beginning of the trek in Horcones.

    What an amazing trip with the best guide ever Joaquin. He was very informative, and friendly. The amount of time we spent together we already all felt like family. We were a small group of 4 people total including him, which was perfect. I highly recommend this activity.

  • Mendoza: 12-KM River Rafting Tour in the Andes

    6. Mendoza: 12-KM River Rafting Tour in the Andes

    Your rafting adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, or at the local operator’s office, depending on the option chosen, followed by a safety information briefing. After your introduction it's time to follow the road upriver where the rafts await you. Once you’re all kitted out with the necessary equipment, which includes wet suits, helmets, and life jackets, it’s time to head into the water where the real fun begins. In the water, ride your raft over level 3 and level 4 rapids and enjoy a fun and exciting ride through the Mendoza River. Feel the thrill of adrenaline and immerse yourself in the adventure as your raft is jerked around in the rapids. Work together in a team on the raft to paddle through the rapids and move through the river at speed. While you ride, admire the stunning views of the Andes that surrounds you and be at one with nature. Once your rafting rapid ride is o...

    Excursion operators had a slight problem on their end and I wasn’t able to go on the day I had booked. Thankfully I was able to reschedule at no cost and the experience itself was amazing. Definitely recommend confirming the GYG reservation well in advance

  • Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

    7. Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

    Arrive in the pretty district of Potrerillos and settle in before the activity begins. Then, start trekking with your guide to the summit of Cerro Calavera, 2212 meters above sea level. Famous for its accessibility for hikers and bikers, Mount Calavera boasts beautiful vegetation, awesome lake views, and plenty of animal sightings. During the hike, listen to fascinating anecdotes and history from your passionate guide, including the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the region, some information on the mountain, and typical regional customs. After an approximately 3-hour ascent, reach the top of the stunning Calavera Mountain. Take some time to rest and enjoy water and fruits to recharge. From the top, marvel at spectacular vistas over the region, the Cordón del Plata mountain range, and Lake Calavera. Finally, begin the descent, lasting up to 2 hours. Once you arrive back at ...

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What people are saying about Mendoza

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Wonderful horse ride that follows so you don't have to be good at leading horses. I had never done a tour like this. Professional and responsible guides. Dinner was wonderful, but with so much wine I ended up losing my cell phone and helped me get it back. Unforgettable.

I have had an amazing, profesional and a real mountain girl as a guide. The trek was all I expected and incredible Andes surroundings was like a blessing Vanina took care of me, made a tasty lunch break in Confluencia. She is the best

So lovely. the guides are knowledgeable and so incredibly and genuinely warm hearted. just got back to our hotel and are already booking again for tomorrow.

The horses and the experience was amazing.however, we did not have the barbecue which was a bit disappointing

Stunning nature and a wonderful walk, delicious barbecue and wine