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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. 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.

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Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

2. Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

Visit the unmissable Mendoza High Mountain on your Argentinian trip. Start the day with a delicious breakfast in Uspallata, and then travel through Cacheuta town and Potrerillos Dam on your way to the mountain. Discover the historic sites of the surrounding areas including Picheuta bridge and the nearby Incas ruins, and Inca bridge. Then arrive at Aconcagua park to marvel at the views and walk to the beautiful Horcones Lagoon. Next, learn all about the history of the Villas las Cuevas and Penitentes before stopping back at Uspallata to enjoy a traditional Argentinean BBQ.

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Mendoza: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

3. 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.

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Mt. Aconcagua Confluencia Camp Trekking

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Aconcágua

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 168 reviews

It has been an experience that was worth every penny, the excellent guide provided information at all times, the very beautiful landscapes, fully recommended if you pass through Mendoza, it is the best excursion you can do in the province

Marta was a great guide and Cristian a very confident driver on difficult mountain roads. Marta was well prepared, had lots of local knowledge, and organized a great tour. A must take tour from Mendoza. So much to see for nature lovers

a very good day tour, long journey though , but worthed ,they work professional, when they noticed we were not spanish speaker, they solved the problem by finding alternative guide who speak both languages before starting the tour.

It was a beautiful experience, I already want to hire other excursions for my next trip

Very nice experience and excellent attention from the guide and driver