Welcome to Uspallata

The town first gained fame as a low-budget base for the nearby ski fields at Los Penitentes, but has been coming into its own, with a few companies offering treks, horseback riding and fishing expeditions in the surrounding countryside.

Several places in the area retain their Incan names, a testament to the importance of their presence here prior to the arrival of the Spanish.

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$215 Day Trips & Excursions

Premium High Mountain & Aconcagua Tour

Be picked up at your hotel in Mendoza at 7:30 am, and head for an amazing day on the way to Chile and the Aconcagua, one of the most famous road of the world.Stop at each of the following point of view to take pictures: Potrerillos Lake, Uspallata, Penitentes, Puente del Inca, Las Cuevas, Aconcagua Park.If the weather permits hike in Aconcagua National Park for 1 or 2 hours till the famous bridge that was build for the movie 7 years in Tibet.At approximately 7pm you will be dropped off at your hotel.Full breakfast is included and full lunch at Uspallata with traditional Argentinean or regional lunch.

$177 Day Trips & Excursions

Aconcagua Park: Puente del Inca, Potrerillos Dam Easy Hike

The experience starts at 8am, with hotel pickup. Head Southwest through the Road 7, until you get to Potrerillos. Contemplate the wonderful view of the majestic Cordon del Plata Range, the main source of Mendoza’s water, and the picturesque Potrerillos Dam, clear water mirror surrounded by mountains.Continue along this beautiful road, watching the unforgettable landscape, traveling tunnels and bridges to reach the town of Uspallata. Stop to get a better view of the Valley as a whole. Once back on the road, start preparing for the highlight of this program: the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Get your permit with the Park Rangers, and start the 1-hour hike, which will allow you to experience the majesty of the highest peak in America, its flora, fauna, and beautiful sky.After enjoying one of the cleanest airs of the world, drive a few kilometers until you get to Puente del Inca, a must-do stop in our trip, where you'll get to know more about this iconic place, and get the best view of the natural bridge.Once the day is over, return to the city.

$1100 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Trip in Mendoza and The Andes

Day 1 When arriving at El Plumerillo airport, we will take you to the Hotel. In the afternoon, we will go into Mendoza city to visit its attractions. Day 2 Come  with  us  and  experience  the  immensity  of  the  Andes  range,  be  amazed  by  the outstanding panoramic views. Walk along the Panamericana route through places of serene beauty such as Potrerillos and Uspallata. We then arrive at Puente del Inca with its fascinating geological shapes and thermal springs. From here we enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and the Horcones lagoon with imposing views of Aconcagua Peak. We continue our trip to Las Cuevas,  the  last  Argentine  village  before  the  border  with  Chile.  ALL THIS WILL  BE POSSIBLE IF CLIMATE CONDITIONS ALLOWS IT BY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. Day 3 We will spend  the whole day visiting  Mendoza’s  greatest  source of pride, the local wine industry. We will spend time exploring the wine route combining different types of wineries – not only industrial wineries but also “artesanales” known as “boutique” wineries. We will have lunch in one of the wineries and in the afternoon return to Mendoza. Day 4: Transfer to El Plumerillo airport and return to Buenos Aires.

$69 Day Trips & Excursions

Excursion to High Andes in Mendoza (Alta Montaña)

High mountain way consists of visiting, walking and enjoying mountain’s immensity, highlighting its landscape richness. Going along international route Nº 7, we will appreciate beautiful panoramas such as Potrerillos, Uspallata. Later on, we will arrive at Los Penitentes ski center and to Puente del Inca to admire its fabulous geological shape and enjoy its hot thermal waters (2720 m.a.s.l.).Afterwards, we will stop at the “Mirador del Aconcagua” located in the international route and get from there the best view of Aconcagua, colossus of America (6962 m.a.s.l.). Then we will continue up to Las Cuevas, last Argentinean town before the border with Chile. Return to Mendoza. Redeeming Christ Monument is only reachable in the months of January to March, with the approval of the competent authorities. * Note: Tickets to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park are not included in the value of the tour, and are payable directly on site. Departure time: pick up starts at 07.30 hs Duration: full day / validity all the year 

$175 Day Trips & Excursions

Andes, Aconcagua National Park, Uspallata Tour from Mendoza

Begin your tour with pickup at 8:30am from your hotel/hostel in Mendoza. Visit Potrerillos Lake around 9:30am before stopping for coffee in Uspallata at 11am. Continue on with your knowledgeable and fun guide as you make you way to Aconcagua National Park. This tour is one of the very few that is allowed access to enter the park. Once inside you will take a 1-hour hiking circuit, visit the Horcones pond, and then stop at a viewing point to see the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas (weather permitting). On the return back you will stop at Puente del Inca, a naturally formed bridge over a steep ravine around 1:30pm. Upon arriving in Uspallata you’ll enjoy an afternoon lunch of Argentine asado (barbecue) including a local delicacy, kid goat and some excellent wines at about 2:30pm. Hotel/hostel drop-off will take place at approximately 5:30pm. This small-group tour only allows for a maximum of 8 travelers to ensure a more personalized experience. Please note most of this tour is conducted via an air conditioned minibus, as there is about 5-hours of travel time spent in the vehicle. While there is a moderate amount of walking at Aconcagua Park and Puente del Inca, there is not time for major hiking due to travel distance.

$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

High Mountain in Mendoza

Walk and enjoy the vastness of the mountain is what is proposed in the road, noted for its rich landscape. Leaving the Pan-American route will pass through landscapes of extraordinary beauty such as Potrerillos and Uspallata. Visit the historic Bridge Picheuta, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas. Then arrive at Los Penitentes ski center and soon after to Puente del Inca with its fascinating geological formations and hot springs. Aconcagua Provincial Park entrance (only in summer months and as an option but we get to the Christ the Redeemer) continue along the path, making a stop at the "Mirador del Aconcagua" to get from there the best view of Mt. Continue to Las Cuevas, Argentina last town on the road. Return to Mendoza. Christ the Redeemer can be reached only in the months of January through March.Start from Central located hotels and Pick up from 7.30 till 8.30AM and return 8 hours later approx. No meals included. Stop at Las Cuevas for lunch by your own. 

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