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Puente del Inca Tours

The area surrounding Mendoza, Argentina is of great historical importance, having been used as an important pass connecting the east and west parts of the South American continent. There is a natural bridge called Puente del Inca, not far from Mendoza (towards the Andes) over the Río Mendoza, that used to have a hot spring. It is hypothesized that the bridge itself was formed by the accumulation of sediment over ice, such that the sediment petrified, and when the ice melted, it left the orange, yellow and ochre-colored bridge behind. The bridge was given its name due to the presence of the Inca people in this area, and the belief that they would have visited the springs for the curative qualities of the water. 

The bridge itself sits at about 9,000 feet, and is closed to the public, due to some instability in the structure, but it is still very photogenic. The area surrounding the bridge is spectacular, and includes views of several major peaks surrounding Aconcagua, including Tupungato, which tops out at 6,650 meters. Also nearby is the Cementerio de los Andinistas, built in homage to mountain climbers, both those who perished in the Andes, and those who had tremendous respect for the mountains.

Practical Info

Crossings in this area are tricky in winter months, due to blustery weather at the pass. Keep a close eye on weather conditions, and plan your trip for days with stable weather.

Tours & Tickets

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4-Day Trip in Mendoza and The Andes, Mendoza, null
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4-Day Trip in Mendoza and The Andes

The “Edén de los Andes”, Mendoza city and its beautiful surrounding mountains. Contemplate the majesty of Aconcagua Mountain at almost 7000 meters high, ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,100.00
Excursion to High Andes in Mendoza (Alta Montaña), Mendoza, Multi-day Tours
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Excursion to High Andes in Mendoza (Alta Montaña)

Enjoy a full day tour to enjoy one of the most incredible landscapes in Argentina. The Andes chain. Enjoy visiting Uspallata, Puente del Inca, ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Full-Day High Mountain Tour from Mendoza, Mendoza, Day Trips
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Full-Day High Mountain Tour from Mendoza

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Explore Mendoza on this full-day guided mountain tour. Grab your camera and breath the pure air of the Andes, from Mendoza to the Aconcagua Park, the magical ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 10 to 12 hrs

From USD $215.00

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