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Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca

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

The tour offers a variety of colors and reliefs. Early in the morning along the river Mendoza you will get a view of the majestic mountain range Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam, providing  hydraulic power generation and water distribution for irrigation. The next visit will be to the Uspallata pre-Hispanic settlement of aborigin Huarpes, and the southern last point of the Inca Empire as far as the Inca Trail from Peru. Attractions: The Vaults of Uspallata, historic “adobe” (mud) buildings, which the chaplain Fray Luis Beltran used for casting cannons and guns. After visiting the villages of Picheuta, polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort, you will have free time to use the chair allowing you to enjoy beautiful panoramic views. Later you will go along the route of the Puente del Inca with architectural works of strands and natural hot springs. Continue in this direction and 2,750 meters above sea level to the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, the colossus of Americas of 6959 meters surrounded by the Laguna Horcones and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Following the international route to reach the ultimate destination, the European style village Las Cuevas is located 3,200 meters above sea level. Between Las Cuevas and the international tunnel, it's the path that allows you up to “Cristo Redentor” monument, located 4,200 meters above sea level, which symbolizes the union between Argentines and Chileans. Please take into account that the tour will be given in English at the featured places which are: Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Aconcagua and in summer at Cristo Redentor.

Mendoza: Trekking, Abseiling and Zipline

2. Mendoza: Trekking, Abseiling and Zipline

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: 4-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

3. Mendoza: 4-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 the local partner's office, take your time relaxing and enjoying a typical, poolside lunch before returning to Mendoza.

Mendoza: Mt. Aconcagua Confluencia Camp Trekking

4. Mendoza: 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.

From Mendoza: Trekking and Barbecue in the Andes

5. From Mendoza: Trekking and Barbecue in the Andes

Start with a two-hour drive to the beginning of the trek in the Andes front range called "Cordon del Plata". On the way, you will be able to see the Cacheuta Village and Potrerillos dam. Part of the Front Range, the "Cordon del Plata", has a maximum altitude of 5968m, a length of 80 kilometers and it is home to an incredible variety of landscapes. The trek is along one of its ravines called "La Angostura", with an approximate duration of 3 and a half hours during which you will be able to enjoy the views of Potrerillos dam, the pre-mountain range area and of some of the highest peaks in the Range. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some "condors" and "guanacos" since it is their natural habitat. When finishing the hike, you will be welcomed by a typical Argentinean "asado" and wine from the region.

From Mendoza: Full-Day Cordon del Plata Andes Trek

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Mendoza

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4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We had a fabulous day’s trekking with Vanina in the Cordon Del Plata. She was a brilliant guide and looked after us expertly throughout the day. The trek was stunning rising to 3600 metres with amazing views but Vanina set the pace perfectly so it never felt too hard. She prepared a delicious lunch, guided us safely down and drove us back to Mendoza. Thank you to Joaquin for his excellent organisation and to Vanina for giving us such a fun day! Many thanks, Cam and Olly

We took a tour to the Aconcagua park, with time for a walk in the park and ending with a roast in a typical local restaurant. From the first contact with Joaquim, I had an excellent impression, very attentive, polite and explaining all the details. On the day of the tour, the guide Lorenzo accompanied us, who was wonderful, very polite and who shared a lot of information about history, geography and culture throughout the journey. Strongly recommend this tour :)

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

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!

Very nice tour, good explanations, 100% recommended.