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Puente del Inca, near Mendoza, Argentina

High Mountain Mendoza

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Visit the Uspallata Vaults on a day tour from Mendoza. The Potrerillos Dike and the Cordón del Plata are seen from the road. Get to know the pre-Hispanic Huarpe village before enjoying an Argentine lunch in the Vaults of Uspallata. The following stops on your agenda are Picheuta, Polvaredas, and Punta de Vacas. In Los Penitentes, ride a chairlift to observe the valley of Mendoza. Before returning to Mendoza, a hike at Aconcagua Provincial Park with your guide is suggested. 
A grand view of Aconcagua from the hills outside MendozaVisit Mendoza, ArgentinaRoute 7 near the Chile/Argentina border west of MendozaAconcagua towering over vineyardsPuente del Inca, near Mendoza, Argentina
  • Enjoy a chairlift ride at Los Penitentes ski resort offering views of the Mendoza Valley.
  • Tour the villages of Picheuta, Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas.
  • Admire the Cordón del Plata mountain range and the Potrerillos dike.
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Day 1: High Mountain Tour Mendoza

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Head out early this morning en route to the Vaults of Uspallata. Along the way enjoy views of the Cordón del Plata mountain range as well as the Potrerillos dike, a hydraulic work that generates power to the Mendoza Valley. Upon arriving at the Vaults of Uspallata, learn the history of the pre-Hispanic settlement of the Aboriginal Huarpes and the southernmost point of the Inca Empire, as well as enjoy a typical Argentine lunch.

Next explore the villages of Picheuta, Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas with your guide. Nearby head to the Los Penitentes ski resort where you can opt to take a chair lift to the top of the mountain to take in views of the majestic Mendoza Valley. On your way back to Mendoza, stop at the Aconcagua Provincial Park for a short hike with your guide. A great way to explore Mendoza and the surrounding areas.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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