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Potrerillos Tours

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Potrerillos
Potrerillos is a town with an artificial lake outside of Menzoa that is a destination for rafting, kayaking, hiking, and fly-fishing. Visitors can also opt to go horseback riding or do some mountain biking. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and cypress forests, Potrerillos is a particularly scenic location for an outdoor adventure. 

The Basics
Potrerillos is the perfect place to experience Mendoza Province’s natural beauty. Located in the Andean foothills, the town’s lake was created by a dam on the Mendoza River and is 7.5 miles long and 2 miles wide. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water sports, do some fly-fishing, or go trekking, zip-lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, and even paragliding. Many travelers visit on guided trips that include essential equipment like kayaks or bikes.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be prepared for the great outdoors with sturdy shoes, sun protection, and plenty of water.
  • There are a variety of small hotels and restaurants located in Potrerillos. 
  • Some areas, facilities, and activities are accessible to wheelchairs, but others are not; check ahead with tour providers. 
How to Get There
Potrerillos is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Mendoza city, in the Luján de Cuyo department of Mendoza Province. Provincial route 82 runs from Mendoza to Potrerillos. You can drive to the area or visit on a guided tour that includes round-trip transportation from Mendoza. 

When to Get There 
The most popular time of year to travel to Mendoza is from October–April. Travelers seeking the cooler temperatures of shoulder season often visit Potrerillos during the fall or spring. 

White Water Rafting
In addition to fly-fishing and kayaking, Potrerillos is also a great place to go white water rafting. A range of rafting tours are available on the Rio Mendoza, from short floats to day-long experiences that take you through class II rapids to multi-day trips that include strong class III and IV rapids. 

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Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca

Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca

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Take a full-day adventure to the Andes on a guided coach traveling the famous Pan-American Highway. Head towards Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, then disembark to take in the area's stunning beauty and fresh air. Along the way, stop at Las Cuevas, Poterillos, and Puente del Inca.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Full Day High Mountain Tour from Mendoza

Full Day High Mountain Tour from Mendoza

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Explore the mountains around Mendoza on this full-day, small-group alpine sightseeing tour. Stop at highlights such as the Cristo Redentor monument, the scenic viewpoint at Aconcagua, the Uspallata settlement, the Potrerillos Dam, and the Picheuta settlement. Pickup and drop-off at select hotels provided.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$41.70
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US$41.70
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Full-Day Aconcagua Experience

Full-Day Aconcagua Experience

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Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America, but scaling the mighty 22,841-foot (6,961-meter) peak is a feat best left to the professionals. This full-day tour is the ideal way for less-ambitious hikers to experience the magnificent landscapes of Aconcagua, with a hike through the Aconcagua Park, spectacular views of landmarks such as Potrerillos Dam and Puente del Inca, and a delicious lunch at mountaintop restaurant.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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Premium High Mountain & Aconcagua Tour

Premium High Mountain & Aconcagua Tour

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Drive up the legendary Route 7 through the Andes during this full-day tour from Mendoza. Explore the mountains with your local guide, stopping at sites like Potrerillos Lake, Uspallata, Penitentes, Puente del Inca, Las Cuevas and Aconcagua Park for impressive photo ops.  Enjoy breakfast in Upsallata and a traditional lunch of regional specialties like trout or kid goat.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$174.36
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Half Day Canopy in Mendoza

Half Day Canopy in Mendoza

Adventure seekers—this one’s for you! Enjoy the thrill of zip-lining down long steel cables while admiring the views of Potrerillos Valley and Cordon del Plata Mountain Range. You won’t have to worry about navigating as round-trip transport from Mendoza is included. Feel at ease by having a bilingual guide to explain safety procedures and allocate your equipment.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
Price varies by group size
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US$89.00
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4x4 Photo Safari in the Andes - Villavicencio

4x4 Photo Safari in the Andes - Villavicencio

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Ascend to the dizzying heights of the Andes Mountains on an exhilarating full-day tour of Villavicencio and the Road of 365 Curves from Mendoza. Climb aboard a powerful 4x4 vehicle and prepare to feast your senses on the spectacular sights of the Mendoza region; admire the breathtaking scenery of the Aconcagua, stopping regularly to capture photographs of rare wildlife, and opt to ascend to the summit of the 7 Colors Mountain for astounding panoramas. Discover the pure mineral springs of Villaviciencio and feast upon a traditional Argentinan lunch in Uspallata.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$246.16
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Andes High Mountain full day Tour

Andes High Mountain full day Tour

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Discover the natural beauty of the Andes Mountains with this full-day tour from Mendoza City. Get picked up at your hotel and admire scenery during the drive. Visit the Potrerillos Dam, see the geological monument at Puente del Inca, and take photographs at Aconcagua Park, surrounded by towering mountains. Finish the tour with a stop at Las Cuevas, the last town on the border with Chile.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.43
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US$72.43

Mountain Bike Adventure from Mendoza

Mountain Bike Adventure from Mendoza

Zoom along the desert trails of the Potrerillos Valley on this exhilarating 5-hour mountain bike adventure from Mendoza, including hotel pick-up. After a scenic drive from the city, set out on a 2-hour 6-mile (10km) guided trail, pedaling around lakes and mountains; gliding past natural springs and rocky ravines; then stopping to view the dramatic Potrerillos Dam. There’s no experience necessary and all equipment is included, with trails suitable for both beginners and experienced thrill-seekers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$67.32
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US$67.32
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Horseback Riding in the Andes with Barbecue Lunch in Traditional Ranch

Horseback Riding in the Andes with Barbecue Lunch in Traditional Ranch

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Experience for yourself the authentic gaucho culture in the Andes mountains. We spend the day on a working ranch in a unique micro-climate of rolling green hills, babbling streams and some of the highest mountains and volcanoes in the World . Your 3.5-hour horseback ride starts at the foot of the Cordón del Plata, an Andean mountain range in the Uco Valley. The landscape consists of snowcapped peaks and glacial valleys. You can easiy spot wildlife such as llamas, foxes, hares, eagles and condors. For a break we stop to enjoy an infusion of mate, a popular tea made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water. After 90 minutes we reach 9,185 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level, with breathtaking views of the Cordón del Plata mountain range and Potrerillos Valley. After the excursion we sit down to enjoy an authentic Argentine asado (barbecue) for lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$220.00
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US$220.00
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Aconcagua Experience - Mendoza

Aconcagua Experience - Mendoza

We know that entering the Andes Mountains, knowing their stories and walking along the paths of the Aconcagua Hill (the highest in America) is not an everyday thing. It is a unique experience, and that is why we want you to live it in the best way: with us. This tour was conceived to enjoy the unforgettable landscapes, the great stories that marked these roads, taking the necessary time to really get in touch with all its corners and discover the best kept secrets. We do not want your trip to be just a photo from the route, but a true EXPERIENCE.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$130.00
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Trekking and Rappel to Quebrada del Salto Fall, from Mendoza

Trekking and Rappel to Quebrada del Salto Fall, from Mendoza

If you've already soaked up the sights (and wines) of Mendoza, try something new with this guided treks with rappelling in the Potrerillos area. Take in the views as you walk then embark on a vertical descent alongside a waterfall.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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US$110.00
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Fly Fishing on Private Andean River Including Barbecue Lunch

Fly Fishing on Private Andean River Including Barbecue Lunch

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Head into the mountains for a day of delicious food and outdoor adventure. You’ll leave Mendoza for a ranch in the scenic Uco Valley, where you’ll spend the day fly fishing for trout in a quick-moving mountain stream. Break for a barbecue lunch with delicious meat and wines. Tour includes guide, transport, food, drinks, and all fishing equipment.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$287.18
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5-Day Adventure Trip in Mendoza

5-Day Adventure Trip in Mendoza

Visit one of the Worldwide Capital, the city of Mendoza, located at the bottom of Andes's rising mountains, and experience amazing activities surrounding by mountains and rivers. You will go mountain biking in between incredible landscapes of the Potrerillos Valley and experience hiking inside the famous Aconcagua National Park.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$685.80
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360º Tour: Vintage classic driving in the Uco Valley.

360º Tour: Vintage classic driving in the Uco Valley.

This a unique activity for two mainly reasons. The old vintage car, the beauty of this not frequented road. We will do a 360 degree tour. Leaving from Mendoza at 715 m.a.s.l. , we will take the old route 40 heading south, then we will head west towards the mountains up the slope of the hills, "Camino de los cerrillos",from there we can appreciate the panoramic view of the Tupungato valley. Afterwards, we will take North along the old road of the races "Camino de la Carrera", to descend to Potrerillos town, to travel the lake around and to connect to the town of Cacheuta, from where we will return to Mendoza by the old route to Chile. 3Cv 360º Tour: It is an original experience to get into the typical landscapes, traveling the roads less traveled, without rush, in the warmth and speed of the old days.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.44
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Amazing High mountain tour to Aconcagua

Amazing High mountain tour to Aconcagua

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Through this tour we will drive through the mythical International Route 7, high mountain road. First stop will be the Potrerillos Dam, our water reserve, supplies the entire north axis of Mendoza, being used for irrigation, industries, human consumption. In Uspallata we will have a full breakfast to continue towards our next stop. Mount Aconcagua is the second highest peak in the world and the first in South America, depending on the present climate we can see it in all its splendor. From the base of the park we can see its eternal snows and take a slight walk to the viewpoints where you can capture the beauty of the colossus and all its context. On our way back we will make a stop at Puente del Inca, this beautiful geological formation contains several stories that deserve to be told and known by all, and it is one of the favorite places to take photos. Our last stop will be in Uspallata again, here we will have lunch: Argentinian barbeque! IMPORTANT: MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$180.00
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US$180.00

Mountain Bike Tours (Mendoza)

Mountain Bike Tours (Mendoza)

If you are looking for an outing by bike, connect with nature, enjoy the Mendoza landscape, but at the same time not have to worry about finding and following routes with the GPS or possible mechanical problems, then .... you are in a CORRECT PLACE !! We will make real outings on the mountain and adapt the route to the level and capacity of the group. The duration of the departure depends on where the group chooses to go. Closer places will take less time and farther places will take more time. I graduated as a guide in Mountain Bike in the Alps (Austria) and I will prioritize the safety and fun of the group while touring this beautiful province.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.10
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US$68.10
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Roasted in the Mountain

Roasted in the Mountain

You will enjoy a beautiful day, where we will visit the Potrerillos Dam (place where you will have breakfast) and then we will go to the Camping Refugio Las Vegas, where we will share the art of the Argentine barbecue, surrounded by trees and mountains.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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US$70.00

High mountain tours Aconcagua Park !!

High mountain tours Aconcagua Park !!

This tours is totally recommended for people who love nature and ideal for those who never knew the mountain. If you come to Mendoza you can not miss one of the most beautiful landscapes in Argentina!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320.00
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mendozabomdemais

mendozabomdemais

Because I know how in a few days you can enjoy the best of MENDOZA. Offering the options and that they decide which one is more attractive.
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  • 2 hours to 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
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Andes day hike: CLIMB 3 Peaks in one day over 11000 FT

Andes day hike: CLIMB 3 Peaks in one day over 11000 FT

A must if you love mountains and you are in mendoza with no much time. Wildlife, lakes, rivers, streams, local flora and fauna, pure mountain air and incredibles views are waiting you!!!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112.83
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Aconcagua Trek

Aconcagua Trek

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We understand, we have to support all of you, to make your dream real. Your experience must be unique, is not just a hike is your hike, your day in your life. Let´s left our confort area, phones, airconditioner, etc, to live in 1° person the the hike at the roof of America..... Aconcagua. let´s trust in us, we will not disappoint you!!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.21
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Tours to the best Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo and Maipú wineries

Tours to the best Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo and Maipú wineries

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Even though some drivers can speak English. Not so many are able to answer questions about Argentinian history and the history of Mendoza. And other unique experience is related to some beautiful places that are not known or unexplored by most of our visitors. Including small and family owned wineries.
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  • 4 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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4-Day Trip to Mendoza by Air from Buenos Aires

4-Day Trip to Mendoza by Air from Buenos Aires

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Steep yourself in the mountain and wine culture of Mendoza during a multi-night excursion from Buenos Aires. Hop on a plane in Buenos Aires and arrive in Mendoza in under 2 hours to appreciate its stunning mountain views and tasty wine. Get easy access to the region's wineries and the picturesque Aconcagua Provincial Park. See Los Penitentes, Puente del Inca, Potrerillos and Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Americas, during two day tours. Taste Mendoza's most famous varietal, Malbec, and learn about its production. Round-trip airfare, nightly accommodation, and daily breakfasts are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,106.50
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US$1,106.50
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5-Day Private Luxury Trip in Mendoza

5-Day Private Luxury Trip in Mendoza

Visit one of the world’s premier wine regions in Mendoza, Argentina on this luxury 5-day tour. Explore this area’s unique vineyards that are shaped by the surrounding Andes Mountains. Learn about the winemaking process, visit top wine cellars, and relax at a luxury thermal spa near the city. Enjoy a stress-free trip with hotels, excursions, and all transportation taken care of as well as a few meals.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,536.50
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