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Activities in Mendoza

Andes High Mountain Tour

67 reviews | 645 travellers
Excellent activity, the landscapes are spectacular, the guide Marta is sensational and the driver is careful and skillful in driving. They are very punctual, the bus is comfortable and very clean! I highly recommend!!
10 Naiara
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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 viewpoint 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 pickup 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.
  • Christ the Redeemer can only be accessed if the weather conditions are favorable. The best time to go up is the period between January and April.
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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

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Covid-19 Measures

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Duration

12 hours - 13 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done 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?

You can book up until the previous day (5:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is this activity suitable for all ages?

    A - Yes.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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.
US$ 42

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