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.
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 m). 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 to allow you excellent views down over the high mountain scenery. If you'd like, you can choose to ride the cable cars for a panoramic view of the area (not included).
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 late in the evening.
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Children under 3 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Pick up from hotel.
English speaking guide.
Transport by bus or minibus.
Food and drink.
Los Penitentes cable car (optional).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Mendoza local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
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.