On this high-mountain bus tour through the Andes from Mendoza, we'll marvel at the steep peaks of Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas, and reach the Argentinean-Chilean border to get incredible views of the dramatic Andean scenery.
Andes High Mountain Tour
Between 7 and 7:30 am, we'll pick you up from your hotel and set off towards the west in search of the majestic peaks of the longest continental mountain range in the world: the Andes. The 120-kilometer (75-mile) trip will take around 3 hours, driving along the beautiful 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.
The first stop will be Uspallata, a small village with an altitude of over 2000 meters (6,500 feet). Learn all about the settlement's pre-Colombian 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.
Then we'll continue on 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.
From November to April the Aconcagua Provincial Park is open. During this period, you can enjoy an optional hike to the Laguna de los Horcones (not included).
We'll make our next stop in the town of Las Cuevas and ascend to Christ the Redeemer of the Andes (accessible from January to March, generally), which is located on the border between Chile and Argentina. You'll have an hour of free time for lunch in Las Cuevas, an ideal place to enjoy the typical cuisine of this unique borderland.
After lunch, from Las Cuevas, we'll begin our drive back to Mendoza and, after about 2 hours (83 km / 50 mi), we'll stop in Uspallata again to rest and use the bathroom before another 3 hours (120 km / 75 mi) until our arrival back at your hotel, which is scheduled between 7 and 8 pm.
This tour includes a pickup service from hotels in downtown Mendoza. If your accommodation is located more than 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center, the guide will get in touch with you and an alternative meeting point will be arranged.
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Children between 2 and 11 years oldUS$ 22
Children under 2 years oldFree
10 hours - 12 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
English speaking guide.
Transport by bus or minibus.
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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is this activity suitable for all ages?
A - Yes.
Q - Does the activity take place in the event of adverse weather conditions?
A - In the event of adverse weather conditions or other cases of force majeure, such as road closures, the activity may be canceled. In this case, we'll give you a full refund.
Q - What happens if the tour duration is reduced due to safety issues?
A - If the itinerary is interrupted and we have not been able to complete half of the itinerary, we'll offer you another activity as compensation. The excursion will be considered complete if we have completed at least 50% of the tour.
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.
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