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From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

1. From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

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.

Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca

2. Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca

The tour offers a delightful mix of colors and landscapes. In the early morning, as we follow the course of the Mendoza River, we'll be treated to stunning views of the Cordon del Plata mountain range and the impressive Potrerillos Dam, which generates hydropower and supports irrigation. Our first stop will be the Uspallata settlement, where we'll explore the remains of the pre-Hispanic Huarpes community and discover the southernmost point of the Inca Empire along the Inca Trail from Peru. Continuing our journey, we'll visit the charming villages of Picheuta, Polvaredas, and Punta de Vacas. We'll then travel along the route of the Puente del Inca, marveling at the natural architectural formations and hot springs. Following that, we'll ascend to the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, a towering presence at 6,959 meters above sea level, surrounded by the serene Laguna Horcones and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Our final destination is the picturesque European-style village of Las Cuevas, located 3,200 meters above sea level. Here, we'll find the path that leads to the iconic "Cristo Redentor" monument, perched at an impressive 4,200 meters above sea level, symbolizing the unity between the people of Argentina and Chile (Only visited during the summer months). As our tour concludes, we'll return to Mendoza, bringing back cherished memories of this enchanting journey.

Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

3. Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

We invite you to live a full high mountain adventure in Mendoza! In this tour, you will have the opportunity of hiking inside the great Aconcagua Provincial Park to visit the Horcones Lagoon. And in the same day, you will visit different historical sites of the Andes mountain range route: Cacheuta, Potrerillos Dam, Uspallata and Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge). Next, learn all about the history of the Andes before stopping back at Uspallata to enjoy a traditional Argentinean BBQ. We recommend it to those who are looking for the experience of hiking in Aconcagua, combined with a tour of the main tourist attractions along the route, all in one day! It is ideal for people of different ages and fitness levels because this is a low-intensity activity.

From Mendoza: Villavicencio, Uspallata Private Tour With BBQ

4. From Mendoza: Villavicencio, Uspallata Private Tour With BBQ

Take a full-day tour to experience Mendoza’s landscape, history and gastronomy. See guanacos, foxes, and birds, visit the Paramillos Mines, and travel down the winding road of Villavicencio. Meet your guide in Mendoza and head down route 52 to begin your journey into the Andes. Drive past the historic Villavicencio Hotel and continue along the curvy Villavicencio road. Along the way, stop to enjoy the panoramic views and snap photos of the wildlife. Next, stop at the Paramillos Mines. As you explore these ruins, learn about the native people of the area and the incredible biodiversity surrounding you. Continue to Uspallata to enjoy a traditional Argentine Asado with wine and dessert before returning to Mendoza.

Mendoza: high mountain tour & Aconcagua Park

5. Mendoza: high mountain tour & Aconcagua Park

After picking you up at the hotel, we will begin the route heading west to find the best views of the mountain. The first stop is at the Potrerillos Dam, where we can take photos and breathe fresh air next to the water. Then we head to Uspallata, a mountain town with crafts, restaurants and a lot of history. The next stop will be Penitentes, a renowned and abandoned ski center. Then we continue to the Puente del Inca Natural Monument, where we can go down to explore the crafts and appreciate the incredible views. Finally, we will arrive at the entrance of Aconcagua Park, where we can enter to carry out the short treks allowed for tourism. There you can see the summit of the highest mountain in America. We begin the return and will enjoy a delicious lunch in the town of Uspallata. The tour ends at the hotel.

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What people are saying about Uspallata

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.

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!

Very good experience, through beautiful places, with a lot of history. Special thanks to Facu the guide and Victor the driver for his kindness, sympathy and contribution to the experience. The high mountain is beautiful!

Professional and very well planned trip. Easy pickup/drop off. Would definitely recommend it.

Unbelievably pretty! The ride as well as the stops were super nice and very well organized.