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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: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

2. Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

This tour amidst vineyards will show you how some human effort has transformed the desert into a modern-day oasis. You will learn all about how this was achieved through an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region. You will visit two or three selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo or Maipú regions. This is an area where your enologist guides will explain the process of wine making. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. You will then visit an olive oil factory, another specialty of the Mendoza region. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your accommodation in Mendoza City.

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Mendoza: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

3. Mendoza: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

Mendoza is one of the greatest wine regions of the world. With more than 1,500 wineries spread out through Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco and Maipu regions, explore wide open spaces with nothing but vines, mountain grandeur and blue skies. Mendoza is a successful example of an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region, that turned the desert into a modern-day oasis. Visit two wineries, taste wine, walk amidst vineyards and learn how the wine is made. Then enjoy a special lunch accompanied by excellent wines suggested by the wineries. Visit two selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo, Maipú or Valle de Uco regions. Your enologist guides will explain the process of winemaking. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. Have an incredible lunch in one of the wineries, depending on the option selected.

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Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

4. Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

Ride for 2 hours in the Andes on horseback in the company of Spanish and English-speaking guides. Choose whether to just take the horse ride in the morning (BBQ lunch not included), to conclude your morning ride with a BBQ lunch, or to ride at sunset and end your tour with a BBQ dinner and traditional folk music. The tour begins with either morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel in Mendoza and travels to Los Amigos Post. Here, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and get acquainted with your horse, which will be selected depending on your size and experience. After a quick trip to the riding school for a safety lesson on how to ride on mountain roads, it’s time to set off for Mirador Eagles Nest. Upon arrival at Mirador Eagles Nest, admire the breathtaking views across the Andes. Jump down from your horse and stretch your legs as you explore the landscape and take some photos. From here, look back and see how much of the road you have traveled, and feel like a true adventurer. Don't forget to keep an eye out for black eagles and condors that circle around, as well as other wildlife in the area. Continue the horse ride to Aguaribay Post, and enjoy a delicious Argentinian Asado BBQ (if one of the options with BBQ selected). BBQ lunch/dinner includes chorizo, morcillas, ribs, steak, grilled vegetables, homemade bread, seasonal salads, and local wines. There’s also a vegetarian option too. If you selected the morning trip, the BBQ lunch is optional. For afternoon tours, BBQ dinner is included, as well as a sunset ride and a traditional folk music session.

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Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

5. Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

Discover main sights of the charming city of Mendoza in this Panoramic City Tour with a visit to San Martin Park. Explore the old and new areas of Mendoza, known for its architectural layout, traditional trees, and wide sidewalks. Walking through the beautiful streets, get in touch with the history and culture of the local people, who have transformed the desert into an oasis of prosperity. Start the tour by visiting La Alameda, the Foundational Area (Plaza Pedro del Castillo), Aquarium, Serpentarium, main avenues of the downtown, Plaza Independencia, the Memorial, the Civic District, and Emilio Civit Avenue. Then, visit the General San Martin Park, the green heart of the city with almost 500 forested hectares. There, explore the little groves, rose garden, and lake area. Finally, ascend to Cerro de la Gloria with its monument to the Liberation Army of Chile and Peru, and within a short distance to the Frank Romero Day Greek Theater.

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Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

6. 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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Valle de Uco: Private Full Day Wine Tour with 3-Course Lunch

7. Valle de Uco: Private Full Day Wine Tour with 3-Course Lunch

Take the Route 40 across the Mendoza River to get to the Valle de Uco region. In a landscape that combines blue skies, extensive groves, desert fields, and snowy mountains, the cities of San Carlos, Tunuyán and Tupungato combine their geographic characteristics to form an unforgettable wine region. The essential water to irrigate this wine region comes from the melting of mountain rivers, turning an arid zone into an oasis. The pure water used in the irrigation of this region is responsible for producing lower levels of PH in the grape. Other factors such as the thermal amplitude can also change acidity. All these characteristics explain why the wines of the Valle de Uco region have such intense colors and flavors. You have the option to choose between three different experiences. For each option, you will visit two selected wineries with a guide, enjoy a premium wine tasting, and indulge in a 3-course lunch with selected wines to appreciate the views that surround the wineries in a day of gastronomy and history.

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Mendoza: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

8. 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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Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

9. Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

Arrive in the pretty district of Potrerillos and settle in before the activity begins. Then, start trekking with your guide to the summit of Cerro Calavera, 2212 meters above sea level. Famous for its accessibility for hikers and bikers, Mount Calavera boasts beautiful vegetation, awesome lake views, and plenty of animal sightings. During the hike, listen to fascinating anecdotes and history from your passionate guide, including the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the region, some information on the mountain, and typical regional customs. After an approximately 3-hour ascent, reach the top of the stunning Calavera Mountain. Take some time to rest and enjoy water and fruits to recharge. From the top, marvel at spectacular vistas over the region, the Cordón del Plata mountain range, and Lake Calavera. Finally, begin the descent, lasting up to 2 hours. Once you arrive back at the local partner's office, take your time relaxing and enjoying a typical, poolside lunch before returning to Mendoza.

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Trekking & Barbecue In The Andes From Mendoza City

10. Trekking & Barbecue In The Andes From Mendoza City

Start with a two-hour drive to the beginning of the trek in the Andes front range called "Cordon del Plata". On the way, you will be able to see the Cacheuta Village and Potrerillos dam. Part of the Front Range, the "Cordon del Plata", has a maximum altitude of 5968m, a length of 80 kilometers and it is home to an incredible variety of landscapes. The trek is along one of its ravines called "La Angostura", with an approximate duration of 3 and a half hours during which you will be able to enjoy the views of Potrerillos dam, the pre-mountain range area and of some of the highest peaks in the Range. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some "condors" and "guanacos" since it is their natural habitat. When finishing the hike, you will be welcomed by a typical Argentinean "asado" and wine from the region.

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What people are saying about Mendoza

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 38 reviews

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.

A nice day riding out in the mountains. The guides were good about recognizing the levels of the riders. It was fun, kinda, and professional

The horses and the experience was amazing.however, we did not have the barbecue which was a bit disappointing

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