Andes High Mountain Tour
Activities in Mendoza

Andes High Mountain Tour

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  • English English
  • 12 hours - 13 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Marvel at the steep rock faces of Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas, on this high mountain tour. You'll come face to face with incredible views of dramatic Andean scenery.

Andes High Mountain Tour

After being picked up from your hotel first thing in the morning, you'll set off towards the west in search of the majestic peaks of the longest continental mountain range in the world: the Andes. As you travel alongside the Mendoza River, you'll be able to see the spectacular Potrerillos Dam, a complex feat of engineering that provides flood control, hydroelectricity and irrigation water to the surrounding area.

Your first stop will be Uspallata, a small village with an altitude of over 6,500 feet (2000 metres). Learn all about the settlement's pre-Columbian and colonial history, before you head south towards Punta de Vacas, or "Cow's Point". From this tiny Andean hamlet you'll be able to catch a glimpse of the distant Tupungato Volcano. Just ten minutes from Punta de Vacas, you'll reach Los Penitentes ski station. The tour will make another stop here for around an hour to allow you to admire the excellent views over the high mountain scenery.

Continue to Puente del Inca, a natural bridge formed from rock that crosses over the Las Cuevas river. Nearby, you'll come across a view point offering you stunning vistas of the iconic Aconcagua.

The final stop on this high mountain tour will be in the village of Las Cuevas, where you'll head up to the Christ the Redeemer of the Andes monument, located on the border between Chile and Argentina. The statue is a symbol of eternal peace between the two countries from the beginning of the 20th century.

From this point, you'll head back to Mendoza, where you'll arrive between 7 pm and 8 pm.

Important information

  • This itinerary varies depending on the day of the tour. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, instead of visiting Potrerillos first, you'll cross over the famous Villavicencio highway. From its viewpoint at over 9,800 feet (3000 metres) in altitude, you'll have unparalleled views over its more than 300 curves. The tour will then continue to Uspallata, the Puente del Inca and the statue of Christ the Redeemer of the Andes like on the rest of the days, and you'll finish by visiting the Potrerillos Dam.
  • This tour includes a pick up service from hotels in central Mendoza. If your accommodation is located more than 1.2 miles (2 km) from the centre, an alternative meeting point will be arranged.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children between 2 and 11 years old Children under 2 years old
US$ 42
US$ 21
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 42
  • Children between 2 and 11 years old

    US$ 21
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

12 hours - 13 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Pick up and drop off at hotel.

English speaking guide.

Transport by bus or minibus.

Not included

Food and drink.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (5:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is this activity suitable for all ages?

    A - Yes.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 42
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel 12 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.