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From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

Activity provider: OPERADORES MENDOZA VIAJES
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Head to the Andes and enjoy views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Learn about the region from your guide, and make stops at Potrerillos, Uspallata, and Puente del Inca.

About this activity

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Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure time. Pickup is included from hotels or apartments located in downtown Mendoza. The local partner will contact you the day before the tour in order to confirm pick up. If you are not reachable the day before the tour, and it's not possible to make contact, please be at the local partners' office 30 minutes before the starting time of the tour. The office is centrally located in Peatonal Sarmiento 129, Mendoza.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Stand on the breathtaking natural rock bridge Puente del Inca
  • Enjoy views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas
  • Travel on Route 7, the famous international Andean Highway
  • Visit the village of Uspallata and learn about the Incan people
  • See the Dam of Potrerillos that generates energy for the 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. 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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mendoza and Luján de Cuyo
  • Tour in Spanish, English, or Portuguese
  • Experienced guide
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • Entrance to Horcones Lagoon
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
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Cash

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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is only available in downtown Mendoza city, for other addresses please contact the operator to confirm the pickup point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 196 reviews

Review summary

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

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Great tour with plenty of breaks along the way. I signed up for an English-speaking guide but was quite disappointed in the guide’s level of English. We eventually just stayed with Spanish as I was the only English speaker on the bus. Great and safe driver. Would recommend this tour.

April 5, 2022

A great tour with lots of things to see. We were picked up between 7-8 am and drove to the Andes. We drove along route 7 from Mendoza all the way to Las Cuevas and back. We stopped at Lago Protrerillos, Uspallata, the Parque Provincial Aconcagua (for a short walk, 45 mins at a relaxed pace), to the Cristo Redentor de los Andes), at Las Cuevas (where we had lunch), and at the Puente del Inca in addition to a few other stops for pictures along the way. The guide Elisa and our driver Ruben were both very friendly and helped me with buying the ticket to the Aconcagua Park. I was the only person who requested the tour in English therefore I sat next to Elisa who translated whatever I hadn't understood from her explanations in Spanish. She was very knowledgeable and talked about the history, landscapes, flora and fauna of the region. I very much enjoed to trip although it laster much longer than was expected (~15 hours) mostly due to traffic. Overall, a very enjoyable experience!

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March 18, 2022

Paul our guide and Kevin our driver did a fantastic job. We were able to stop at 4 small villages which was very informative to see a different side of Argentinian life. Paul is very knowledgeable in the cultural and geographical aspects of the area and taught us many things about Argentinian history. This tour is very much worth the money and it’s a great insight to the non-touristy areas of Argentina.

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March 14, 2022

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