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From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

Activity provider: OPERADORES MENDOZA VIAJES

From US$ 32 per person

Head to the Andes and enjoy views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Learn about the region from your guide, and make stops at Potrerillos, Uspallata, and Puente del Inca.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure time. Pickup is included from hotels or apartments located in downtown Mendoza. The local partner will contact you the day before the tour in order to confirm pick up. If you are not reachable the day before the tour, and it's not possible to make contact, please be at the local partners' office 30 minutes before the starting time of the tour. The office is centrally located in Peatonal Sarmiento 129, Mendoza.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Stand on the breathtaking natural rock bridge Puente del Inca
  • Enjoy views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas
  • Travel on Route 7, the famous international Andean Highway
  • Visit the village of Uspallata and learn about the Incan people
  • See the Dam of Potrerillos that generates energy for the region
Full description

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get on the road for a full day of exploration in the Andes.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, begin by taking the dirt roads through Villavicencio where you can catch amazing views of the highest peaks in the Andes. Reach Uspallata Valley and make your first stop at the town of Uspallata where the native Huarpes settled during the pre-Hispanic era.

Take your time to soak in the Andean scenery and grab a snack. Then, continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas. Snap some photos before getting to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 8,924 feet above sea level. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge.

Journey towards the Chilean border, and stop at a natural viewpoint at Aconcagua, the largest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres. From November to April, it's possible to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and hike to the Horcones Lagoon.

Then head to Las Cuevas village for free time and a bite to eat if you so choose. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Ruta 7 and get dropped off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mendoza and Luján de Cuyo
  • Tour in Spanish, English, or Portuguese
  • Experienced guide
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • Entrance to Horcones Lagoon

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to weather and road conditions; in case there is a road blockade you will be invited to take the tour again the next day
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is only available in downtown Mendoza city, for other addresses please contact the operator to confirm the pickup point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 236 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I was the only person who spoke English and felt like I only got some of the information because guide spoke several minutes in Spanish and less than 1/2 that time to me. Was told Spanish took more words but my other excursions weren’t like that at all (approximately equal time in both languages). Would be helpful to know when we’re stopping to be prepared but always suddenly stopped to get off bus and people weren’t prepared. Really enjoyed this trip and would do it again!

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November 6, 2022

It's impossible to go to Mendoza and not do this tour, it's worth a lot, it's 12 hours that we don't feel like we're going to pass. An experience that needs to be lived, a contagious energy, stunning landscapes, each stop a sensation, very beautiful. They were super punctual in schedules and organization. Guide Magali, the interpreter Marina and the driver, calm and welcoming, safe and everything very explained, were careful and receptive to all of us! Too much, I highly recommend it.

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June 18, 2022

Our tour guide, Magali was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to explain as much as she could. There are few stops but it is understandable; otherwise the excursion would have to be more than one day. Perhaps for English speakers it may be less profitable since the tour is hardly in English.

June 13, 2022

Product ID: 243092