Mendoza, Argentina
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clock-o10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Overview

Trek through Mendoza's Andean region with an experienced guide on this full-day excursion. After breakfast at Quebrada de Condor (Condor's Gorge), take a 4- to 5-hour moderately difficult hike through the foothills of the Andes, the Uco Valley range and the Cordón del Plata. After discovering the native flora and fauna of the area, including llamas, foxes and condors, enjoy a mountainside barbecue lunch with your intimate group limited to 12 participants.
  • 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
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.

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D
, Nov 2018

My husband and I had a superb time on this adventure. The guides were very informative on the drive to the ranch and on the hike. We were very fortunate to only have one other couple on the hike so felt we had a private tour. The site for the hike was beautiful and at times somewhat challenging for those not in great shape. Remember the altitude!. The guide was conscientious of this and did pace according to the group and included rest stops. The scenery is incredible even with cloud coverage. We stopped numerous times for photo ops. The lunch at the end was fabulous. The ranch setting outside was perfect for a tasty meal of meat, sausage, chicken, vegetables, salad and dessert. And of course the wine! I would recommend this trip and comply with the directions of appropriate clothing. Pants are needed as well as layering. Walking through brush and the change in temperatures requires the appropriate clothing. Those that did not prepare were fortunately provided some pants/jackets from the those living at the ranch thankfully. Still living the dream of trekking the Andes!!!

D
, Mar 2016

El trekking estuvo fantanstico, pero no lo recomiendo por este medio ya que me salió carísimo y en destino estaba mucho mas económico, mis compañeros habian contratado por el operador de viator por un tercio de lo que pagué yo. La comida muy buena, el guia excepcional, pun tualidad y respeto absoluto por parte de la agencia local.

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, Jan 2015

Excelente passeio. O local é muito bonito, o guia excelente e finaliza com um almoço maravilhoso.


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