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  • Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Enjoy the Mendoza region’s spectacular Andean scenery during a moderate trekking tour with an experienced guide. On a 4- to 5-hour hike through the Cordón del Plata, a Uco Valley range in the foothills of the Andes, you’ll discover native plants and animals like condors, foxes and llamas. An Argentine breakfast at the Quebrada del Condor (Condor’s Gorge) and a barbecue lunch on the mountain are included. This trek is limited to 12 participants, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Trekking tour through the Cordón del Plata range in the Mendoza region
  • Enjoy a moderate 4- to 5-hour hike in the foothills of the Andes with a professional guide
  • Look for native wildlife like foxes, hares, llamas and the majestic Andean condor
  • Fuel up for your trek with a typical Argentine breakfast served at the Quebrada del Condor
  • Rest your legs over an asado (BBQ) lunch on the mountain
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mendoza city included
  • Small-group trek limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Mendoza Trekking Tour in the Cordón del Plata with Argentine Asado Lunch

Enjoy the panoramic views!

After hotel pickup in the city of Mendoza, leave the city behind for the 2-hour drive to Quebrada del Condor. During the drive, pass through the village of Potrerillos and stop by a panoramic viewpoint called the Mirador de la Hoyada.

When you arrive at the gorge, get ready for your trek with a traditional Argentine breakfast of regional pastries, and listen to a quick introduction and safety briefing about your hike. Then set off with your guide, starting your trek at the foot of the Cordón del Plata, an Andean mountain range in the Uco Valley.

Your total trekking time is 4 to 5 hours, depending on the pace of your group. As you walk, marvel at the beautiful alpine landscape of snowcapped peaks, and keep an eye out for local wildlife like hares, llamas, foxes and, of course, Andean condors, which are among the largest flying land birds in the western hemisphere.

Take a break to enjoy a cup of mate, a popular South American drink made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water. Then continue following your guide — who will point out interesting plants and help you spot animals — all the way up to a viewpoint that sits 9,185 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level. Rest your legs for a bit and snap some photos before heading back down the mountain.

During the hike, enjoy an authentic Argentine barbecue lunch known as an asado, which will give you the energy you need to finish trekking. Your adventure ends with drop-off back in Mendoza.
From USD $ 135.99

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Tour code: 5693CONDORTREK

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