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Parque Provincial Aconcagua

Address: Mendoza, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Mendoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountaineering
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you are in Mendoza, it's a must-see. Dramatically beautiful. Don't miss the small trail to see 2 lagoons and the Aconcagua Mountain.

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Centennial, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We rented a car and drove up. It is not an easy road, but we live in Colorado so are used to mountain driving. We went on a Sunday, which we were told would have less truck traffic heading toward the border. The park is easy to find and there is a small visitors center with information on the flora... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After visiting the Portillo Ski resort, we drove on and crossed the border into Argentina. If you like climbing switchbacks, that is a good drive for you! We did not hike far into the park, however, the mountains are beautiful, the park is peaceful and we had the place to ourselves. It was rustic and exquisite. Even if you are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Hiking up the Aconagua surrounded by the majesty of the Andes has definitely been a once in a lifetime experience! We crossed from Mendoza to Chile and definitely Aconagua is the highlight of the trip. Peaceful, quiet and amazing views!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you're in the area, this is a great stop. The park has information about the area and Aconcagua. We walked the trail behind the office to get a great look at the mountain. An easy path, it took about a half an hour to get a good view. The wind blew but it wasn't very dusty. The highest point... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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170 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

There are several options available for getting to the park. Most tourists will go on a day trip, either private, as part of a group. The private tour tends to be overpriced, the group tour still isn't too cheap. On the group tour, you typically get the option to use a ski lift at Los Penitentes, paying extra. If only... More

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This tour is totally worth it! Very beautiful landscapes and amazing views of the Aconcagua mountain. Don't forget to take warm clothes with you (even if it's hot in Mendoza), it can get very cold here. Also, be warned that this park is not in Mendoza itself: it's about 180km from the city, so you will spend a lot of... More

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South Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for WOW, you will get some here. Beautiful views, climate, clean air. Light treks for all fitness levels. It's a full day trip from Mendoza and a great diversion from the (repetitive) wine tours. If you like nature, you're in for an awesome treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The snow turn this into a great spot, the view is unique, the kids enjoyed at all times. The lunch was outstanding!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Climbing and hiking around the park is one thing during the South American summer, I´m sure it´s fantasic. This review is based on the classic drive to the park that the hostels pitch for 300 pesos. The park is about 180 K from Mendoza, so most of your time is spent in the car. Our guide Gabriel was nice enough... More

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