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Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca provided by Kahuak Aventura

Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
4.5
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
By Kahuak Aventura
Recommended by 91% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Mendoza lies in the foothills of the mighty Andes Mountains, along part of the Pan-American Highway. On this tour, venture out of the city for a thrilling road trip into the mountains. Along the way, stop to visit the traditional Andean villages of Potrerillos and Uspallata, admire natural wonders such as the rock bridge of Puente del Inca, and enjoy views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas.
from
R 683,22
per adult

Ages 2-99, max of 9 per group
Duration:
12h
Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Spectacular views as you drive through the Andes Mountains
  • Visit traditional Andean villages: free time to shop for handicrafts
  • See Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas
  • Hassle-free pickup and round-trip transport from Mendoza
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Spectacular views as you drive through the Andes Mountains
  • Visit traditional Andean villages: free time to shop for handicrafts
  • See Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas
  • Hassle-free pickup and round-trip transport from Mendoza
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5693ANDES
Important information
Inclusions
  • Round trip transport and professional bilingual guide.
  • Stop for lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Potrerillos Dam
Exclusions
  • Lunch cost
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers
Inclusions
  • Round trip transport and professional bilingual guide.
  • Stop for lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Potrerillos Dam
Exclusions
  • Lunch cost
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Potrerillos Dam
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    Potrerillos Dam its wonderful panoramic points.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
165 reviews
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fabLondonUK
London UK6 contributions
Booking the trip was easy and the pick-up by our Airbnb right on time. This is a minibus tour so you need to be comfortable spending a lot of time on the road. The van was comfortable and air conditioned, with an excellent driver on some impressive mountain roads. We were the only English speakers on the tour and the guide did her best to summarise the key information for us, which suited us well rather than extensive commentary. She was great at answering questions we had. The tour is well planned with regular stops and just the right time for photos, coffees, etc. The lunch was simple but good and eating at communal tables a pleasant experience. There are many police check points and some treacherous roads so it would not be straightforward to do this as a self drive. We highly recommend the tour.
Written 20 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darren R
Connecticut331 contributions
Mar 2022
This was a great trip in every way. The scenery was stunning along the route. Our guide Marcos was knowledgeable and friendly, and spoke English very well. We enjoyed each stop, with the short hike at Aconcagua as the highlight. How can you be a beautful car ride from the highest peak in the Americas and not go take a look? The Puente del Inca is a natural bridge over a hot spring that was far better to see in person than I had expected from the pictures. It was fascinating.

We did the private trip. We saw their bus trip at a couple of stops and that looked good too, but with the weak peso right now, the convenience of the private trip was an easy and affordable choice.
Written 8 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Darren! Thank you very much for leaving your experience and trusting in us! We are very happy to know that you had a nice experience in Mendoza! For other tripadvisor users to know, Marcos is member of our permanent staff. If you want to do this activity, he may be your guide! Darren, you are always welcome!
Written 23 March 2022
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Nicole S
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
What a wonderful day with even more wonderful sights! The tour guide was amazing and spoke great English! This is definitely more a bus tour, be prepared to sit for the majority of the day- but with frequent and beautiful stops!
Written 1 March 2022
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chuynh2
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
They made our honeymoon trip the most memorable! One of the best tour companies in Mendoza! Lina was the bestttttt tour guide and gave us the most adventurous and authentic experience in Mendoza! Also, We had some of the best wines we ever had in our life on the wine tours!

Tip: definitely bring some wine home with you!
Written 9 January 2022
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Matthew
22 contributions
Just…WOW!!!! Amazing views and landscape! Everything about the day was excellent. Just can’t get over how beautiful these lands and mountains are. The photos ops are incredible!! Definitely bring a sweatshirt though at least. When you get to the top of the mountain w/ Chile & Argentina it’s windy and definitely a bit cold. Lunch was good too. I would do this tour again 100% the views are that wonderful ❤️❤️🤘🤘🤗🤗
Written 8 January 2022
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Joan Gil
4 contributions
Feb 2021
I really recommend this to anyone wanting to try a different experience. You'll see all the beautiful sights Mendoza has to offer while receiving the best guidance from the best guides. In our case, it was Andrea. She's incredibly passionate about her city, she made us really fall in love with it. This trip is incredible because it's unique, you'll see Embalse Potrerillos where you'd feel calm and relaxed and ofc you'd take amazing pictures. Then you'll head out on another 1-hour ride to Aconcagua where you'll start the adventure. The trail is really easy to walk through, and you'll enjoy nature at its best.

You'll end this adventure with Puente del Inca which is really a historic point and worth-while visiting.

In summer, the temperatures in Aconcagua can go down to 0 celsius with big wind, so you better bring suitable clothing and also do not forget your sunscreen, you'll be exposed directly to the sun for about 3 hours.
Written 17 February 2021
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CanadaPipa1
Montreal, Canada699 contributions
Feb 2020
This review of the Andes Day Trip has been long overdue. The reason why I am finally writing this, is because this tour of the Andes was one of my favourite memories of Argentina. In this regard, I was fortunate enough to tour Argentina just before the COVID-19 outbreak there.

A huge benefit with this company, was that I got picked up & dropped off exactly where I was staying. Their mini-bus picked me up a little later than I was initially informed, however, I soon found out that being late was not an unusual occurrence in Argentina. The other travellers, who were all South American, were usually late getting back on the bus from our various stops & so this was just something to be expected. The only reason I'm mentioning this is to let fellow travellers know not to panic if their mini-van doesn't arrive exactly on time.

The trip covered a lot of distance, so it was a pretty full day: 12 hours worth! We made a number of stops to various landmarks on the way to & from the Principal Cordillera of the Andes.

There were lots of opportunities for photo ops & our tour guide Hernán was not only a great guide, but was kind enough to give everyone enough time to take in the scenic sites & even help us with some photo taking. What impressed me the most about Hernán, however, was the extra effort he made to ensure that I didn't miss out on anything. This was a lot more work for him for just one person, given that I was the only English speaking tourist. He would first provide all the information in Spanish and then very patiently explain everything to me in English right after. Give this man a raise!
One of my favourite scenic points of interest was at a lookout point close to the entrance of Aconcagua National Park. From there we were able to get a nice view (albeit from a distance), of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.

Of course, the main highlight of this trip was reaching the mountain peak where the historical monument Christ the Redeemer of the Andes, was located high in the Principal Cordillera on the border between Argentina and Chile. The views of the mountains surrounding that area were beautiful & being able to see both Argentinian & Chilean sides, was quite special. I have to say that the dramatic drive on the narrow winding roads to ascend & descend that mountain, made the trip & scenery even more incredible. Incidentally, it was extremely windy on top, so I would bring a windbreaker with a hood. Do not wear a baseball cap up there -- it will fly off (like mine did).

There were plenty of bathroom stops & so I would strongly recommend bringing your own toilet paper or Kleenex in addition to hand sanitizer (which is probably what most people will be carrying now).

Let's hope that things get back to normal soon, so people can travel freely again & not miss out on seeing new & amazing sights like the ones on this wonderful Andes Day Trip!
Written 31 January 2021
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Janet M
Asheville, NC11 contributions
Feb 2020
We went to see the Andes with Leandro and Nico from Trout & Wine. Leandro was full or fascinating information about the mountains and the cultures that surround them. Aconcagua takes your breath away, figuratively and literally. The park where you see the great mountain is at 9,000 feet. Nico was our driver and boy howdy, does he know how to handle those mountain roads. At one point we had thought about driving up to the park ourselves. Mighty glad we let Nico do the driving and Leandro narrate our way up and back. As with Valeria, Leandro and Nico were very considerate of what I could and couldn't do. I felt totally safe with them. If you are planning on a trip to Mendoza, be sure to schedule a tour with Trout & Wine. You will learn so much about this part of Argentine. You will eat and drink well. (The barbecue we had for lunch after seeing Aconcagua was delicious. Leandro even supplied the wine!) You will meet people who share your passion for travel. And you will be in the company of gracious staff who love sharing their country's geography, culture and cuisine. If I could give them more than five stars, I would.
Written 8 March 2020
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travellingmomma1975
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
I took this tour with my husband and mother-in-law. We all had the most amazing time. Our tour guide, Estoban and driver Marcella were excellent. Estoban’s knowledge of the history of the Andes and Argentina in general was just fascinating. His enthusiasm gives you chill bumps. We had several nice stops along the way and were given ample time at each place. He welcomed questions and answered each one in great detail. He did the tour in English and Spanish which was nice. He was so helpful and made sure everyone was safe and enjoyed themselves. . I highly recommend this tour!
Written 7 March 2020
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Thank you very much for let it us know about your experience! Esteban is undoubtedly a guide who loves what he does! We are very happy that you had a nice day in the mountains with our team! Hopefully we will meet again soon!
Written 26 May 2020
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Phitos P
London, UK251 contributions
Dec 2019
The thing that makes this tour just above average is the stunning views at the very top of the mountain with crisp air, deep blue skies and views into the distance. The rest is, Im afraid to say, not that interesting. But start at the beginning. The marketing advised that this tour is in a small group with a maximum of 15. On our truck there were 22 people. It mwant were were sitting much more closely than we woudl have liked. The truck is big, monster sized and you do have to climb up into it. But at the same time the seats are narrow, do not support you very well and being a truck does not have great suspension to cushion you from the bumps in the road nor going over the rough terrain which inevitably you have to in order to get to the top of the mountain. So if you suffer from a bad back think hard as to whether this is suitable for you, not from the exertion but the jolting to your back. And dont sit near the back, it is worse.
Another thing to bear in mind, although there are stops, no water is provided on the truck, so bring your own and there is no toilet in it either. Stoips are few and the time between them is significant.
Next the starting time. We were told to be ready between 730am and 815. However the actual start time is when ALL the travellers have been picked up from each of their hotels so we were already sitting on the truck for an hour before we actually headed out of Mendoza on our way.
Whilst the stops were welcome this was not at any quaint or quentissentially Mendozan village but rudimentary isolated toruisty shops/come cafe type places. Not a problem but mananging our expectations. On the way down from the mountain we stopped at a restaurant for a simple meal. The food was simple but delicious and unbelievably cheap.
Another tip worth mentioning is to bring warm clothes for the mountain top as it is very very cold. We were not advised of this and we were rattling from the cold. Thankfully there is a shop at the top of the mountain and we made a mad dash to buy a poncho and a woollen hat to wear and a cup of coffee too!
There is no doubt it is the mountain that makes this tour, everything else pales to insignidicance. The views are breathtaking with Chile on one side and Argentina on the other side, peaks in the distance. Awe inspiring and beautiful and the ride up and down it around hairpin bends on cliff edges was almost heartstopping at times but quite exhilirating, not good if you are afraid of heights.
Written 8 January 2020
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