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From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

From $32 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Mendoza City, Luján de Cuyo and Maipú areas. The local partner will contact you the day before the activity to confirm the details. Please inform reachable contact information while booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy incredible views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas
  • Travel on Route 7, the famous international Andean Highway that connects Argentina and Chile
  • Visit the village of Uspallata and learn about the history of the Inca people
  • See the amazing natural rock bridge Puente del Inca
  • See the Dam of Potrerillos, an important piece of infrastructure along the Mendoza River that generates energy for the whole 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. Continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas where you can reach one of the best Mendoza ski resorts, Los Penitentes. Take the opportunity to snap some photos before getting to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 2,720 meters above sea level formed when the Las Cuevas River bored through the mountain side. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. Journey towards the Chilean border and notice as the mountains grow larger. Stop at a natural viewpoint and take in views of the magnificent Aconcagua, the largest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres at 6,960 meters high. From November to April, it's possible to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and hike to the Horcones Lagoon (this is an optional activity and the entrance fee to the park is not included). 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 drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

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
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
  • Bring cash for food and personal purchases
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes; be prepared for low temperatures
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is only available in dowtown Mendoza city, for other addresses please contact the operator confirm the pick up point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 153 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Absolutely fantastic tour in spite of the rain (a rarity in Mendoza). Jaw-dropping views, beautiful sites, an incredibly knowledgeable guide, and a wonderful bus driver. I genuinely could not have hoped for a better tour. My one piece of advice is to bring Dramamine if you tend to get carsick. It's better to be safe than sorry as you travel through some winding mountain roads during parts of the tour.

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February 10, 2020

An fantastic trip from start to finish. Firstly our guide Marta was incredible, so friendly and kind. She knew my name by heart. I was picked up on time and dropped off at my hotel. We had plenty of stops for thr toilet, snacks and souvenirs. The hike we did was fantastic, Marta was always asking who wanted pictures. Our driver I am sorry I have forgetten his name was friendly and very safe. Overall a wonder trip and I got some amazing pictures. Thank you very much.

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February 8, 2020

Really nice day trip to get a deeper look of the Andes and the highest mountain of the American Continent, Aconcagua. It includes a little trekking trip on your own, perfect if you don't want to hike a half day to the base camp. Everything was well organised and the pick up option also includes pick ups from private addresses. We can really recommend this tour.

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February 6, 2020

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