• Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 73.00 View price calendar

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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.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Andes sites from Mendoza
  • Travel along Argentina’s Route 7, part of the Pan-American Highway
  • Visit the villages of Potrerillos and Uspallata, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Andes
  • See stunning natural sights like the Puente del Inca, a rock bridge over the Vacas River
  • Marvel at the peak of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas
  • Enjoy comfortable transport by air-conditioned coach and learn about the region from your knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

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

Puente del Inca

A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will collect you at your Mendoza hotel and head out for the Pan-American Highway. As you cruise towards the Chilean border, learn about the region's cultural and natural features through your expert guide's insightful commentary. The urban architecture of Mendoza will give way to rolling wine country grape vines and eventually mountain peaks as you travel.

Potrerillos will be your first stop, where you can get some fresh air, purchase a snack, and admire the lake, the Embalse de Potrerillos. Your next stop is Uspallata, a charming mountain town with abundant alpine views and an opportunity to purchase lunch. Back on the bus, you'll reach Puente del Inca about 60 minutes later. This natural rock bridge over the Vacas River was once visited by Charles Darwin, and its swirls of colored rock make for great photos. There's a small community living nearby that has handmade native goods for sale.

Continue heading west towards Chile's border and Aconcagua. Argentina is the location of the largest mountain in the Americas, clocking in at 22,840 feet (6,960 meters.) The coach will stop at a scenic overlook for wonderful views and photo opportunities as the guide fills you in on information about the mountain itself.

Pichueta, a site of indigenous Huarpe ruins dating from the 5th century, is your last stop. After that the coach will head back down the Pan-American highway the way it came, delivering you back to your Mendoza hotel around 7 pm.

Customer Reviews

Matthew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great affordable tour. Guide gave the tour in English as well even though I was the only English speaking person on the tour.

audrey c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Actually a great trip. A little scary and COLD but incredible. You don't get to do this twice in a lifetime unless you climd mountains for fun.
The guide was knowledgeable and informative. I would also say, this was FUN!

Brian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Had a wonderful day tour to the Andes out of Mendoza. Guide and driver were both excellent. Our guide spoke idiomatic American english. Beautiful day, with several stops to soak in the majesty of the mountains.

Rhonda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A great day! Tour leader Lucas was excellent - he made sure to translate everything as we were the only two anglophones on the bus. Fabio was a very good driver - safety first! Fantastic scenery, good company on the bus. Excellent all round and lots of fun.

Candace A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

You cannot go to Mendoza without visiting the Andes, and this tour is the perfect way to do it! The scenery was magnificent! Our guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable about the history and legends of the Andes which he shared in English and Spanish. Our driver, Daniel, was also excellent. The pick up at our hotel was on time and the tour bus was comfortable. The buffet lunch was reasonably priced and very good. I highly recommend this tour - you won't be disappointed!

Juliana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Otimo passeio. O almoço deixa a desejar, é so uma opção e não tem uma boa relação custo/benefício. Mas o passeio é tão legal, que isso acaba não importando. O guia Lucas é muito bom, tem muito conhecimento e ainda por cima tem a fotografia como hobby, então tira otimas fotos para nós!

Patricia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Muy recomendable, el paisaje es hermoso y el guía muy bueno!

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour! The views are fantastic and the stops were all enjoyable. We were not able to see Aconcagua due to weather but there were plenty of great views.

Brian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was the highlight of our short trip to Mendoza. We were picked up at our hotel at the appointed hour on a beautiful day, and off we went toward the Chilean border in a clean, modern Mercedes Sprinter bus with about 20 others. This was the same route that my spouse and I drove by bus the day before coming to Mendoza, so we had some concern about having seen it already. No worries necessary - our guide was excellent in explaining the various features of the land, from vineyards to volcanoes. We stopped at various scenic points along the way, including a place to take a nice picture of Aconcagua mountain. But the topper for us was our ride up a steep dirt mountain road with numerous switchbacks to visit the Christ the Redeemer of the Andes on the border of Chile and Argentina, which is at 12,572 ft. The 360 degree view from there was beyond spectacular! It truly made our Andean trip perfect. Afterwards we stopped for an optional lunch at the restaurant at the entry arch. It was a buffet, good portions, and was reasonably priced at US10. We also visited the Inca Bridge and other places on the route program. Our guide was very good. We were the only English speakers on a full bus, and he never failed to provide us with his full commentary, and took time to answer questions for us with his fluent English. Throughout he was careful for his tour group, ensuring all were well-informed at each stop, present before departure, and provided personal attention at the various stops. Our driver was excellent, always maintaining safety on the road. I highly recommend this tour.

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