After pickup at your downtown Mendoza hotel, embark on the 2-hour drive to Quebrada with your small group. Pass through the scenic village of Potrerillos and stop at the viewpoint of Mirador de la Hoyada to snap photos and stretch your legs.
Arrive at the gorge and prepare for your trek with a traditional Argentine breakfast of pastries while you listen to a short safety briefing from your guide. Start your hike a the base of the Cordón del Plata in the Uco Valley. Trek for 4 to 5 hours, depending on the pace of your group and the conditions of the trail. Look out for wildlife like Andean condors, foxes, hares and llamas while you take in the alpine landscape of the surrounding Andes.
Enjoy a mountainside barbecue lunch, or asado, along the way. Stop for a cup of mate, traditional Argentinian tea made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water.
Follow your guide to a viewpoint 9,185 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level, where you can catch your breath and take some pictures before heading back down the trail. Your full-day excursion ends with drop-off at your Mendoza hotel.