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From Mendoza: Full-Day Cordon del Plata Andes Trek

1. 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.

Mt. Aconcagua Confluencia Camp Trekking

2. 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.

Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

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

Mendoza: 3-Day Horse Riding Experience in The Andes

4. Mendoza: 3-Day Horse Riding Experience in The Andes

Begin with pickup from your hotel in Mendoza at 9:00 AM. Travel for 30 minutes until you reach the ranch. Start your first day with 4 hours of horse riding in the Andes. Take a short training session with your horse, if you are a beginner. Spot local fauna such as condors and eagles throughout the first day, with a stop for a snack during the afternoon.  Return to the camp where the local gauchos will welcome you to your lodgings for the next 2 nights. Get settled in and enjoy a delicious Argentinian BBQ. Enjoy your dinner by the bonfire, with some melodies played by guitar.  On your second day, start with breakfast at 10:00 AM and embark on a trail which takes you 2500-meters above sea level. See if you can spot guanacos, Andean foxes, and ostriches. Return to the ranch for another night of traditional Argentinean food and songs.  On the final day, start with breakfast at 10:00 AM and then, enjoy 4-5 hours of riding before returning to the ranch for a farewell BBQ lunch. Be returned to your hotel in Mendoza at approximately 6:00 PM.

Mendoza: Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure

5. Mendoza: Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure

Whether you’re pushing your limits or just looking for a different view of Mendoza, this day trip provides a fun and exciting challenge for all levels of ability.   The day begins with pick-up from your Mendoza hotel at 8:30 AM where you will be taken to the climbing spot. All basic climbing equipment is provided as well as lunch and light snacks. After a day of climbing, drop-off service is provided.


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What people are saying about Mendoza

Overall rating

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based on 3 reviews

We have been on many one day horseback riding trips in the past where you sit on a horse and just follow along on a well worn trail; this trip was nothing like that. It was a true horseback riding adventure. Our three day and two night adventure was amazing! We were picked up promptly from our hotel at the agreed upon time and the trip went smoothly from there. Our guides, Diego and Nico, were excellent horseman and helped us feel right at home with the horses. The horses were very well trained and patient with us. All of the meals were delicious and were a great sampling of Argentine cuisine. We were able to meet and get to know many wonderful local people at the two ranches that we stayed at while on the trail. Thanks to our guides instruction, by the end of the trip, we were able to handle and saddle our own horses, and even though we are in no way experienced riders, we felt like we had really improved our riding abilities and felt very comfortable with the horses.

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.

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.

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

We had an amazing time with Destino Montana! They were well prepared, funny, informative, and very flexible with our last-minute booking. I couldn't recommend them more!