Aconcagua short hike, and high mountain tour with barbecue.
We invite you to live a full high mountain adventure in Mendoza! In this tour, you will have the opportunity of hiking inside the great Aconcagua Provincial Park to visit the Horcones Lagoon.
And in the same day, you will visit different historical sites of the Andes mountain range route: Cacheuta, Potrerillos Dam, Uspallata and Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge).
You will experience a day in the world of mountaineering. During the tour, you will hike around the Horcones Lagoon, with a view of the south wall of Mount Aconcagua, accompanied by professional trekking guides who will share their experiences and advice about this exciting activity. The hike is about 1-2 hours long, and is not very difficult.
In addition, we will cover almost 400 km. of route with places that represent a piece of our history and postcard-like landscapes.
We will have time to rest, take pictures, and enjoy breakfast with homemade alfajor (Argentine pastries) and lunch consisting of a barbecue.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productPass By:
Cacheuta, Cacheuta, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo
Cacheuta: it is located on the border between the departments of Luján de Cuyo and Las Heras (west of the province), a place that captivates with its hot springs, the Old Station, and a picturesque hanging bridge over the river. Another must-see in the area! Stop At:
Potrerillos Dam, Cacheuta, Mendoza Argentina
Located at 60 km. from the city of Mendoza, this great dam regulates the flows of the Mendoza River. And with its almost 1500 mts. of surface, it stands out among the mountains with a magical landscape. For us, getting to know Mendoza includes visiting this place.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
Uspallata, Uspallata, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo
Uspallata: the city that was the protagonist of our history. Before the crossing of the Andes, two armies met there to cross the mountain range towards Chile, and free it from royalism. They did it through the Uspallata Pass, 204 years ago!
We will enjoy a breakfast in "Los Condores" Hotel.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Parque Provincial Aconcagua, Mendoza Argentina
through one of the most popular ravines in Mendoza, the Horcones ravine, we enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park. There, at 2950 meters above sea level, we find the Horcones Lagoon, a large water mirror formed by the melting of the glaciers. In the background, we can see the view of a vertical wall of more than 3,000 meters: the Mount Aconcagua (one of the highest outside the Himalayas). This is undoubtedly our favorite place of the tour.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
Puente del Inca, Puente del Inca, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo
This Natural Bridge of biomineral origin is so unique that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is formed by different layers of sediments and salts, and is located in the Andes mountain range, at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level. It is the highlight of the tour.
Duration: 15 minutes
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 2 To 3 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.