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$57 Day Trips & Excursions

Andes Mountains Tour from Mendoza with Aconcagua and Uspallata

Your day trip to the Andes starts with pickup at your Mendoza hotel by comfy, air-conditioned coach. With your guide, head west from the city via Route 7, part of the Pan-American Highway, toward the Chilean border, approximately 130 miles (200 km) away.Gaze out the window and watch the landscape change from urban sprawl to rolling vineyards to mountain peaks as you make your way along the highway, stopping at several points of interest. Stop first in Potrerillos, on the dammed lake of Embalse de Potrerillos. Here you can stretch your legs, grab some breakfast or a snack if you wish (own expense) and admire the snow-capped mountaintops you’re nearing!Your next stop is Uspallata, a small mountain town that boasts more scenic alpine views. Get something to eat here (own expense) if you didn’t before – or if you’re still hungry! – and get ready to witness the highway scenery become more and more dramatic as you keep going west. Continue about an hour to Puente del Inca, a natural rock bridge over the Vacas River, a Mendoza River tributary. The natural wonder, once visited by Charles Darwin, makes for some fantastic photos with its swirl of colored rock, so this is a good time to break out the camera! You’ll also visit the small community nearby to have lunch (own expense) and browse some local handmade goods if you’re interested. Back on the coach, keep heading west toward Las Cuevas, on the border with Chile, and then turn off the highway for Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas at approximately 22,840 feet (6,960 meters). Your driver will take you to a prime lookout location so you can snap photos and enjoy the spectacular view. Your last point of interest is Picheuta, a site of ruins by the indigenous Huarpe people, who lived in this part of Argentina from the 5th century BC. The trip back to Mendoza is the same way you came, so relax as you admire the view from the other direction. You’ll be back at your hotel between 6:30 and 7pm.

$82 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Rafting Adventure on the Mendoza River

Relax on the drive from Mendoza to Potrerillos by minivan, taking you through vineyard country with views of the surrounding mountains. Arriving in Potrerillos, where your base for the day is a restaurant with river views, a full bathroom and locker facilities.Swap your everyday clothing for a provided neoprene suit, life vest and helmet, and receive safety instructions before making your way to the river for your 45 mintue- 1 hour rafting adventure. You'll travel approximately 8 miles (13km) on the rapids with your guide. Then climb aboard your river raft and get ready to experience the white-water thrill of rafting! The rapids on the Mendoza River are intermediate level (Class 2), rising to Class 3/4 in the summer months – perfect for first-timers.Note: After your activity, you will have time to enjoy a free afternoon at Potrerillos. If you choose to stay there, you can buy an extra adventure activity to do during this free time (Canopy or Trekking with rappel). If you want to head back to Mendoza, hotel drop-off is not included.

$79 Outdoor Activities

Half Day Canopy in Mendoza

The newest and most adrenaline producing sport in Potrerillos has arrived! Zip down multiple long steel cables while suspended by a pulley and harness for a rushing experience!.The 1400-meter (4593 ft.) run, consists of 6 different cables that reach a height to 48 meters (130 feet) above the valley floor, and includes the longest cable extending more than 450 meters (1500 feet) across the Mendoza River.Its an unforgettable adventure where you can appreciate the spectacular panoramic views of Potrerillos Valley and Cordon del Plata Mountain Range (with peaks reaching 6100 mts), mountainous formations dating millions of yeas with geological layers above 20,000 feet in elevation.Two carefully designed circuits, Base and Adrenaline, have been well inspected to maximize and guarantee safety during the entire activity. Two or more guides will join each group throughout the whole activity.Some safety restrictions apply: Age, weight and physical aptitude.DETAILDistance: 5 cables 700 m longAverage Height: 40 m aprox.Duration: 1 a 1:30 h aprox.Difficulty: novice / ModerateMinimum Age: 4 years (Consult for youngsters)INCLUDESMini trekking, personal harness, helmet, professional bilingual guide, safety chat. Personal accident insurance.

$175 Tours & Sightseeing

Mendoza Andes Full-Day Mountain Bike Adventure with Box Lunch

Your full-day, private adventure begins with hotel pickup in Mendoza. Meet your professional guide and prepare to enjoy a mountain bike experience like no other. You will drive towards the mountains to El Salto Village, located about 43 miles (70 km) away from the city of Mendoza. It is a wonderful place located in the middle of the Andes at an altitude of 3,937 feet (1,200 meters). Receive your bike, helmet and a safety briefing and begin your adventure on a circuit covering a distance of 18 miles (30 km). You will ride uphill from El Salto Village for about km about 3.7 miles (6 km), climbing up a dirt road. Once you reach this point, you will experience a rush of adrenaline as you ride downhill with an incredible view of the Potrerillos lake and mountains at over 5,000 meters in altitude. The trail continues as you cross a river and admire the views in every direction. Then, you will ride through a demanding single-track for an hour as you enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and reach the final point of the tour. After your adventure, you will be taken back to your hotel in Mendoza. During the tour, you will also enjoy a box lunch and have time to rest. This is a fun tour mixing single tracks, downhill, river crossing and, most importantly, the best view of the Andes. This entire mountain circuit is surely one fascinating adventure!

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