High Mountain Tour from Mendoza
With this excursion, you will go through the mountains that surround Mendoza city, to get to see stunning scenarios along the way, and many other points of interest such as the majestic Silver Cord mountain range, the Potrerillos Dam, Uspallata settlement, Aconcagua scenic viewpoint and the Cristo Redentor monument
The tour starts at 7:30 a.m. with the pick up from centrally located Mendoza hotels. First, pass by the Cordon del Plata mountain range and the Potrerillos Dam, located along the Mendoza River. It's a very important hydraulic work that generates power and distributes water for irrigation for the whole region.
Continue to Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of Huarpes aborigines and the southern last point of the Inca Empire. Then, visit the villages of Picheuta, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort, where you will have some free time to use the chair lift and get amazing panoramic views of the area.
The next stop is a Cerro Aconcagua scenic viewpoint, located at 9,022 feet (2,750 meters) above sea level. From there, head to Horcones Lagoon and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Following the international route, reach your final destination, the village of Las Cuevas (an European-style village, located 10,500 feet (3,200 meters) above sea level). Between Las Cuevas and the international tunnel, there is a path that allows visitors up to the Cristo Redentor monument, located 13,780 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level, which symbolizes the union between Argentinians and Chileans.