Andes Tour Mendoza
A One-day Tour of the Andes
Aconcagua provincial Park
We pick you up at 8.30am at your hotel and go west, climbing into dramatic mountain scenery. We follow the trail of the old Trans-Andean railway as it snakes and tunnels its way through three mountain ranges. We pass the snow capped Cordón del Plataand turquoise Potrerillos lake. We follow the Rio Mendoza upriver through a valley called Seven Tunnels until we reach the mountain town of Uspallata. We continue our trip through mountain scenery made famous in the movie Seven Years in Tibet. The road passes through Penitentes Ski Resort and continues west until several kilometres before the Chilean border, where we turn into Aconcagua National Park. Here we take a short walk to Horcones pond and view the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas (weather permitting). On return we stop to see Puente Del Inca, a naturally formed bridge over a steep ravine. Here there is a small handicrafts market and hot spring complex. We continue down the mountains, returning to Uspallata where we enjoy an afternoon lunch of Argentine asado (barbecue) including the local delicacy, kid goat. Return to Mendoza City 6pm.
Price per person $190 US (including lunch and wine)
Discounted price with cash: $160 US
Private option $250 US / $200 US per person
Maximum group size 8 people. Please note: Most of the tour is conducted in a small bus or van. Although we walk approximately one hour in Aconcagua park and 20 minutes at Puente del Inca, because of travel distances we do not have time for major hiking. This is therefore not an an active, adventure tourism excursion. Travel time in the vehicle is 5 hours, albeit through beautiful mountain scenery with plenty of stops.
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