A Tour of The Andes
- Duration: 9h
- BBQ & Wines
- Coffee Break
- English speaking guide
- Entrance to Aconcagua park
- Transfer from your hotel
- Water available
Explore Aconcagua Park on our small group tour with barbecue lunch
We pick you up at 8.15 am 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 Plata and 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 (local style barbecue - not gourmet). Return to Mendoza City 5pm.
Prices are per person but are based on two people booking a tour.
Peso exchange rate dollar MEP
Avoid doing this tour on Sundays as the mountain road gets very busy and is prone to delays.
Water is available on our vehicles all day. However to avoid excessive use of plastic bottles we recommend you bring a re-usable water bottle.