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

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

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Overview

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.
  • 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
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Round trip transport and professional bilingual guide.
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7:30 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Pick up is only from hotels located in Mendoza city area. If you are staying in an Airbnb or if you didn't select hotel pick up please contact us to coordinate the nearest meeting point. Please bear in mind that it takes around 45 minutes from the arranged time to pick up every passenger of the tour. Our tour leader will personally greet you at the lobby
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Potrerillos Dam
Potrerillos Dam its wonderful panoramic points.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kahuak
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca.
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What is the social distancing policy during Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca.

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  • "Be aware you go all the way to nearly the Chilean border, have lunch, then back down the same road, so the return trip is pretty much the same except from the other side of the bus." See review
  • "Very long day with a lot of time spent on the bus, but worth it." See review

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star-2
Long bus ride
Sladjana_J
, Dec 2020
Most of this trip is bus ride. Stops are short and if your guide is not willing to talk, then this trip is not good option. Our guide, on english tour, spoke 90 % of the time Spanish. In the group we had large Hispanic family from USA (they speak English and Spanish). After long talk in Spanish, she would give us just one sentence in English. Even that sentence was so simple, almost insulting (on your right is yellow rock and train station)...
star-1
Save your money.
Kat
, Mar 2020
I think it should be more clear in the description of this tour that this is a 12h bus ride only, you get out 3 times to take 3 bad photos, and have lunch. There are no activities included, it is literally just a bus ticket. I unfortunately did not understand the guide whatsoever as their English was very poor. I know the tour is cheap and you probably get what you pay for, but along the way there are so many more opportunities for interesting stops and maybe put a walk in there somewhere. Badly organized as well, pickup in the morning took 1h and 30 min and we were waiting for the bus driver all the time as it was not clear what time we need to be by the bus when we had a stop for photos or other. By the end of the day you are just exhausted from sitting.
star-5
Very nice trip and good value for money
Przemyslaw_P
, Mar 2020
We really enjoyed our trip. Guide was very nice, well prepared and shared all of the information with great passion. Pick up and drop off option worked perfectly. Condition of the bus was very good and driver drove well and safely which was important due to specifics of some of the roads in the mountians. Worth recommending trip.
star-5
Great mountain tour
chefmichelmobile
, Feb 2020
The wonderful Denise and super driver Daniel made this a memorable day. Muchas gracias por todo. We will keep the best memories of this excursion. Michel y Erin
star-5
Recommended day tour!
hannie1310
, Feb 2020
Super tour with a very good tourguide. Andes was so beautiful, fantastic sights, nice colors. Relaxt day, small group, good driver! Recommended!
star-5
Great value
mashfia18
, Feb 2020
Comfortable mini bus. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly! Know that you’ll experience cold temperatures throughout parts of the trip. Bring a jacket!!
star-4
Well planned tour
Jacob_J
, Dec 2019
We had a wonderful tour, amazing and overwhelming nature. The guide did a good job to keep both spanish and english speaking uptodate. The tour is a bit exhausting due to the long bus ride, but we would not miss any of the stops. Well planned.
star-1
Andes disappointment
Tessa T
, Dec 2019
The content of the tour was good - seeing the Andes is extraordinary but the guide was very poor. She didn’t speak English and as that was a tour requirement it was a huge let down. There were 3 of us and we were separated which was not ideal. The lunch which was not included in the tour price but was the only option available was inedible and for what it was, was very expensive.
star-5
A great experience and good value for money
Kerry K
, Nov 2019
The trip is quite long, but well worth it. It includes many interesting and breath-taking stops along the way. Lorena, our guide, was very knowledgeable and provided the commentary in both Spanish and English. Remember to bring water and sun screen :)
star-5
Andes Day Trip
michaelrR5560CV
, Nov 2019
The tour van picked us up very promptly from the Airbnb where we were staying. Beautiful trip, plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and very knowledgeable guide.

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