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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.

Mendoza: Uspallata, Aconcagua, and Puente del Inca Day Trip

2. Mendoza: Uspallata, Aconcagua, and Puente del Inca Day Trip

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.

Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

3. Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned van. You will head north from the city of Santiago taking Los Libertadores highway until the first stop to a giant monument that pertains to one of the most important episodes of Chilean history. Following this you will continue on the road, crossing the Chacabuco Tunnel, to the Aconcagua valley, declared the last winery valley of the country. On the road you will see Mount Aconcagua which has the tallest summit of the western and southern hemisphere. You will get to meet the official pet of Portillo Ski Center, a big St Bernard, which welcomes you to the start of your visit.  You will then have free time to visit the ski resort and the marvelous Inca Lagoon which is located between the mountains, this lagoon also has a beautiful history about an Incan King attached to it. You are also able to take the ski lift and enjoy a lunch with a beautiful view of the lagoon. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Santiago.

Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

4. 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.

Mendoza: Mt. Aconcagua Confluencia Camp Trekking

5. 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. We will introduce you to the world of high altitude mountaineering, walking through one of the parks of the famous “7 summits” (the highest peaks in the world). It will be about 8 hours of hiking at 3,000 and 3,400 m.a.s.l. so it is a great challenge of moderate intensity! You will need to be prepared. The Confluencia hike day will start early in the morning. We will pick you up from your lodging to head to Aconcagua, and on the way we will have views of iconic locations in the area: Cacheuta, Potrerillos Dam, Uspallata and Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge). Our goal of the day? reaching the Confluencia camp, the place where hundreds of mountaineers camp every day with ambitious goals and after long traverses. The scenery will leave us speechless at every step. We recommend the Confluencia Hike to people in excellent physical condition, who wish to live a one-day experience in the mountains.

Mendoza: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

6. Mendoza: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get ready for a full day in the Andes. Your route begins along the Mendoza River, up to the border with Chile, and after 62 miles (100km) you will reach the Valle de Uspallata. Continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas where you can reach one of the best Mendoza ski resorts, Los Penitentes. Then, continue to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 8923 feet (2,720m) above sea level. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. A short distance from the border, a natural viewpoint allows you to appreciate the magnificent Aconcagua. If the park is open, you can trek over to Los Horcones Lagoon (entrance not included). On the border with Chile, you will find Las Cuevas - 10,500 feet (3,200m) above sea level - a small village built in a European style. Between Las Cuevas and the international Tunnel to Chile, there is a road that takes you to the monument of Cristo Redentor that is 13,780 feet (4,200m) above sea level. This road can be taken with favorable weather conditions, usually during January and February. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Route 7 and get dropped off at your hotel. This tour to the high Andes you have two routes you can choose from. The regular option bordering the Mendoza River, traveling to national Route 7 taking you to Upsalatta. The second option is subject to favorable route conditions, heads north traveling on a mountain route starting in Villavicencio and arriving at Upsalatta giving you a different view of the Andes.

Mendoza: The best High Mountain private tour!

7. Mendoza: The best High Mountain private tour!

We depart early in the morning. I'll pick you up from wherever you're staying in the city. We go through three ranges: the Pre-Cordillera front range, the Silver range, and the Main range of the Andes. We have five planned stops, but we can add other stops, since this is a private tour just for you. • A stunning viewpoint that overlooks the expansive Potrerillos reservoir, where we can see all three ranges, a large reservoir, and sometimes, sailboats. • We continue higher into the mountains and make a short stop in the town Uspallata. • Farther into the Andes, we stop at the Inca Bridge, a geological formation with hot springs and ruins of an old hotel. • Our last night is at the foot of the tallest peak in the Americas, Aconcagua. Here, we'll take a short hike in the Aconcagua Provincial Park, which has breathtaking views of the south face. • On the way back to Mendoza, we'll stop for lunch in Uspallata in a BBQ restaurant. • We get home late in the afternoon and I'll drop you off wherever you're staying.

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What people are saying about Aconcágua

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4.6
(286 reviews)

It is a very complete tour... it allows you to enjoy many landscapes in a single trip... the guide (Romina) was very attentive, always taking care of all the details, the well-being of the tourists... the only drawback was that we had to travel in the last seats, and it felt a little hot... a highly recommended trip... a detail that is not clarified in the description, bring a coat because at altitude you will freeze to your balls and also bring cool clothes because in other cases areas are very hot (March)

The tour - which turned out to be a private tour by car only for our family - was excellent, with excellent organization. The guide Cristiano was superb, told us a lot about the places we were visiting and about the history of Argentina. It was a nice surprise that we were provided with a small breakfast, and then with snacks and water for the walk in Acocangua. The price includes also a dinner with wine in a traditional Argentinian parilleria. Very highly recommended:-)

Francisco and Andres were amazing guides ! Make sure you bring and put on lots of sunscreen and re-apply when it is time for lunch break. Hiking shoes are recommended, we did it with our running shoes as our luggage space was limited. Overall would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to be active during their trip to Santiago

The guide we had (Mica) was a total genius, super friendly and attentive. The overall experience was majestic, highly recommended.

A long day, bit very much worth it. Stunning scenery.