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From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

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

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.

Mendoza: Mountains, Cacheuta and Las Cuevas Guided Tour

Mendoza: Mountains, Cacheuta and Las Cuevas Guided Tour

Meet the guide at your hotel and then go on an early-morning drive toward the town of Cacheuta, which borders the Mendoza River. Take in an amazing view of the Cordón del Plata mountain range and the Potrerillos Dam, before continuing to Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of Huarpe people. Afterward, head to the villages of Picheuta, Polvaredas, and Punta de Vacas, and pass by the Los Penitentes ski resort. Next, check out Puente del Inca, a natural arch that crosses the Las Cuevas River, known for its hot springs. Then, arrive at the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua with your guide. Marvel at the panoramic view from a high altitude. Go to the town of Las Cuevas, a mountain village that sits on the border between Argentina and Chile. See the Swiss-style buildings here. After that, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Following this, visit the Aconcagua Viewpoint. Enjoy the view of the Aconcagua Provincial Park, and access the Monument of Christ the Redeemer, depending on the season. Finally, drive back to your hotel to finish the trip.

Mendoza: The best High Mountain private tour!

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.

Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

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.

Andean Adventure: Exploring Aconcagua's Majesty

Andean Adventure: Exploring Aconcagua's Majesty

The Andes mountain range and Argentina's undeniable gem, Mount Aconcagua beckons climbers and tourists worldwide. Standing tall as the second-highest peak globally after the Himalayas, its allure is irresistible. Approaching its majestic presence is a journey of its own... Engaging with the mountain... Exploring its depths leaves an indelible mark! Our adventure begins with a visit to Potrerillos, where amidst breakfast, we marvel at its grand Dam: a serene reservoir framed by towering peaks!. Our route then takes us through Uspallata, where we make a small technical stop, then we continue towards Aconcagua Park, where a short 45-minute walk takes us to Horcones Lagoon (ask for upgrade trekkings). After this, we came across the iconic Puente del Inca, with its distinctive shapes and vibrant array of colors. Our last stop is Uspallata again, this time to enjoy a well-deserved and delicious Creole lunch before coming back home. Included in the package: Transfers to and from locations Knowledgeable bilingual guide Breakfast and Box lunch Short Trekking experience Book now and discover the magic of Mendoza on a unique experience! For special discounts and to learn about more exciting experiences, follow us on Instagram at @futurotravels.

From Mendoza: Villavicencio, Uspallata Private Tour With BBQ

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.

The best High Mountain Private tour - 4x4 style!

The best High Mountain Private tour - 4x4 style!

We depart at 8 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. • We take a dirt road into the mountains, through the Villavicencio Natural Reserve. Here, off the beaten path, we'll be in contact with nature. The reserve includes an array of local plants and animals, including guanacos, foxes, and condors. • 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. • 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 around Uspallata, offering a deluxe pic-nic with wine. • I'll drop you off wherever you're staying around 6 pm.

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The mountain tour was incredible. He left at the scheduled time, the guide Priscila was kind and provided important information about the place. It's super worth it!! The landscape is beautiful!

Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging trip. The scenery was spectacular with great information from our guide. Decent lunch with vegetarian options too.

The tour is wonderful. Guide Ariel and driver Carlos were amazing and made the experience better. The landscape is stunning.

Excellent guide. Tour with a well-designed itinerary. The bus broke down and ruined the experience a little.

The guys were very focused on making sure we had a great time