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Puente del Inca
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.

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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.
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Full-Day Aconcagua Experience

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Excursion to High Andes in Mendoza (Alta Montaña)

Venture into the High Andes on this mountain adventure from Mendoza. By going on a guided tour, you won’t have to worry about driving on unfamiliar winding mountain roads. Conveniently, Mendoza pickup and drop-off is included and a full itinerary is planned out for you. See Los Penitentes Ski Center, Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Las Cuevas, and much more.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-day Andes, Aconcagua National Park, and Uspallata Tour from Mendoza

Journey through the wild landscapes of the Andes on this full-day tour from Mendoza. Follow the route of the historic Trans-Andean railway; admire views of Potrerillos lake, the Aconcagua National Park, and Puente Del Inca; and enjoy a traditional asado (BBQ) lunch in Uspallata.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Premium High Mountain & Aconcagua Tour

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.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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7-Day Santiago de Chile & Mendoza Classic Tour

Drink wine, climb mountains, and see the sights on this multi-day tour of Santiago and Mendoza. This tour makes it easy for you to visit top attractions around Chile without having to plan a thing by including essential sightseeing in each destination, but also leaves free time for you to explore on your own. All transportation, accommodation, and activities are included as per itinerary, plus breakfast every day.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Andes High Mountain full day Tour

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.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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7-Day Mendoza & Santiago de Chile Adventure tour

Enjoy a 7-Day tour visiting the highlights of Mendoza, Argentina´s main wine region, and Santiago de Chile, home of Pisco Sour and marvelous Cavernet Sauvignon. Observe the Andes Highlights while travelling a mountain road that takes you to the renowned Aconcagua, climbers’ world known summit. Venture into a 12km rafting along the rapids of Mendoza River and enjoy outdoor activities in the front of the Andes Mountain Range (choose between Trekking, Kayaking or canopy). Cross the imposing Andes mountain range by bus to Santiago de Chile and discover it´s history and most significant sights. Get a close view to the ocean when touring Viña del Mar & Valparaiso.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Discover the Andes

Inmerse in the highest mountains of the continent, discover not only the fabulous nature of the Andes but also the history related to the wars of the independence of South America.You'll discover a great variety of landscapes with so many different colors and the most diaphanous sky. Our host will tell you all the details about the history of the Inca's trails in the region and the relevance of the Puente del Inca for the connection with Chile.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Aconcagua Trek

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!!
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Amazing High mountain tour to Aconcagua

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!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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9-Day Best of Argentina Tour: Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Iguazu Falls

Embark on an unforgettable tour of Argentina’s best bits on this 9-day guided trip, including accommodation and airport transfers. Tour the colorful neighborhoods and enjoy a tango show in Buenos Aires, go wine tasting in Mendoza, and get a view of Aconcagua mountain, South America’s highest peak. Finish with a visit to the magnificent Iguazu Falls and admire the falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Duration: 9 days
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4-Days Trip to Mendoza and The Andes

From snow-dusted mountains to sun-soaked vineyards, Mendoza lies at the heart of one of Argentina’s most enchanting regions. This 4-day tour takes in all the best bits, including a tour of the Mendoza wineries and a day trip into the Andes, where you’ll enjoy views of the Horcones Lagoon, Mount Aconcagua and Puente del Inca. Accommodation, breakfast and airport transfers are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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7-Day Mendoza & Santiago de Chile Classic Tour

Enjoy a 7-Day tour visiting the highlights of Mendoza, Argentina´s main wine region, and Santiago de Chile, home of Pisco Sour and variety of seafood. Observe the Andes Highlights while travelling a mountain road that takes you to the renowned Aconcagua, climbers world known summit. Enjoy the finest Argentinian wines in the area of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. Cross the imposing Andes mountain range by bus to Santiago de Chile and discover it´s history and most significant sights. Get a close view to the ocean when touring Viña del Mar & Valparaiso.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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High Mountain tour with a professional guide & driver

High Mountain Tour (8 am to 5 pm)On this tour, we take a trip through the Andes mountains and its stunning landscapes and changing colors. Depending on the season, we’ll be able to make it as far as the Provincial Park of Aconcagua Mountain, the highest peak in the Americas. We can take a short hike inside the park, which is located just 15 km (9.3 miles) from the Chilean border.The first stop is a view point that overlooks Potrerillos Lake. Here we’ll have an incredible panoramic view of the lake and surrounding mountains. As soon as we leave the front range (Precordillera) behind, we’ll come into the immense Uspallata Valley. These mountains are known for a wide range of colors, which come from diverse minerals. The next stop is the famous Inca bridge, a natural bridge full of minerals that was “designed” by nature. Nearby there are natural hot springs and the ruins of the Hotel Puente del Inca, which was destroyed in an avalanche.
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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