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

By Kahuak Aventura
Recommended by 91% of travelers
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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.
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Ages 2-99, max of 23 per group
Duration:12h
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Ticket type:Mobile
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

  • Round trip transport and professional bilingual guide.
  • Stop for lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Potrerillos Dam
What's not included
  • Lunch cost


Departure details
  • Traveler 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5693ANDES

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca?
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca is hosted by Kahuak Aventura. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kahuak Aventura on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5693ANDES

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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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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About the operator

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We will be back
Great tour , very relaxed , we had time to enjoy everything . Planned with enough the we never felt rushed. The oli
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2 fabulous days in Mendoza
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Awesome!
Overall a great experience to learn more about Mendoza and it’s surroundings. Frederico is a very knowledge guide a
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Aconcagua Trek
Frederico and Sergio were fantastic tour guides! When a car flipped on the side of the road they both were quick to
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Beautiful views, nice people, good asada, but slow riding and only beginner's level.
I was a nice tour with great views and a nice asada afterwards. Me and my boyfriend really I enjoyed it, but it wou
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A must-do experience
Amazing. Even though the only English speaker and solo traveller they took care of me and made sure I felt part of
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Amazing experience!
This day trip is well worth it! Frederico was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and took time to talk to everyon
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A wonderful day in the Medocinian wine country
I had the most wonderful wine tour. Kahuak was able to accommodate me last minute which I was greatful for. Each of
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Wine tasting and bikes, can't beat that combination.
Fantastic tour guide and great pics on the wineries. Enjoyed the steak lunch at the conclusion of the bike ride.
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Wonderful wine!
This is a great tour to truly enjoy the wines of a great region. Each vineyard provided a great combination of hist
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Amazing Uco Valley Experience!
This was an excellent trip if you want to get away from downtown Mendoza and experience three great "bodegas" and h
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Don’t miss the oportunity of visiting this wonderful wine makers
Puntuality and good transportation buses Friendly personnel . Don’t miss this oportunity and tryng good wine
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A Great Day!
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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 February 17, 2021
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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 January 8, 2020
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Darren R
Connecticut333 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 March 8, 2022
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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 March 23, 2022
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Maura H
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
This was the most stressful tour I’ve been on. We spent almost the entire day in a van. There were 5 stops in a 12 hour period, including lunch where there was only 1 option to eat at a chaotic buffet, and the stops at the most beautiful places were 15 minutes or less, and we literally only stopped at a faraway viewpoint to see Aconcagua from a distance for less than 10 minutes. The stops were only to “take pictures” then leave. I absolutely do not recommend this tour, unless you enjoy sitting and stressing out all day long. We also booked the tour in English as it’s our first language (even though we speak Spanish as well), and the guide talked only in Spanish for the entire day. Also, it was extremely hard to hear the guide as the microphone didn’t work hardly at all and the AC was blaring in the van. Find another way to explore the majestic Andes in Mendoza.
Written November 18, 2022
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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 March 8, 2020
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Matthew
23 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 January 8, 2022
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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 March 7, 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 May 26, 2020
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Roy Anguile-de-Ammer
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Absolutely cool experience. I like to explore on my own, I did not feel like renting a car when I was in Mendoza. There is a lot to see, even though you don't get to stay for extended times due to the amount of distance covered.
Written October 28, 2022
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Sarah
Chicago, IL14 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were looking forward to this tour from Mendoza, but it was pretty disappointing overall.

Pickup- We were told they start pick-ups at 7:30 in the city center. They arrived at our hotel at 8:05. We were a little concerned, but the hotel told us this is the normal time, so we weren't too worried. Overall pickup was fine, but could have been improved by a more exact time to pick-up at. We were the last to be picked up, so got to avoid driving all around town.

Andes mountains- I have seen a lot of the Andes from Patagonia to Ecuador, and this is probably the most boring stretch I have seen- at least during December when there is very little snow. Obviously the tour company doesn't control this, but I wouldn't recommend doing an Andes tour from Mendoza at all, at least this time of year.

Tour route- The tour drives from Mendoza for about 1.5 hours. It stops at a mini-market in Uspallata where you wait 15-20 minutes for folks to use the bathroom and buy coffee. Then it goes to a reservoir created by a dam, and stops for pictures for 15 minutes. It is an ok spot, but not great. Then the tour continues to the saddest ski resort I have ever seen- sad ugly buildings with nothing open. We stopped for 20 minutes, long enough to get bored, but not long enough to take the ski lift to the top (extra money). Then we stopped at Puente del Inca, which is a nice natural spring, worth a 5-10 minute stop. We spent 30 minutes there as our guide encouraged us to buy the junk all the vendors were selling. Then we continued to Aconcagua- where we never actually entered the park! We had a 5 minute stop along the side of the rode to take picture from a very very far distance away. To compound the problem, we were joined by 6 other tour groups so the spot was jammed with people and you could get a good picture. Last was our lunch stop close to the Chilean border, where the food was edible but overpriced with no other option as is typical on this type of tour. Then we turned around and drove 3 hours back to Mendoza. There was too much waiting and we didn't feel like we saw anything.

Guide- Our guide was terrible. The tour was a mixed group with Spanish, English, and Portuguese speakers. And our guide had to do both English and Spanish. We were the only English speakers on the tour and so the guide catered to the rest of the group more. Bilingual tours are really difficult to manage to begin with, but our guide did a particularly poor job. I understand Spanish fairly well, but my husband does not, and was fairly frustrated. The guide would point things out in Spanish, and by the time he would point them out in English, we were long past the view of whatever object. The guide was also fairly difficult to understand in English. To make matters worse, when we did understand the guide, he had no interesting information to share. He would literally share things like "Over there is a hotel" with no context, story, or info. And half of the trip he read a newspaper and didn't actually guide us at all.

Booking the tour, I expected some of the group tour annoyances like lots of bathroom breaks and bad food. But I thought we'd be rewarded by good views and interesting information. If I was doing the trip over again, I'd just book the bus from Santiago, instead of flying like we did, and skip the Andes tour. It goes the same route through Argentina and is a lot cheaper.
Written December 13, 2017
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Hello Sarah, We appreciate your time and your comment about the tour to the Andes. I would like to answer you carefully and in detail, so I will follow your script ... Pick up - If you have done a group tour before, you know that picking up each passenger at their respective hotels takes time. Today we contemplate about 45 minutes after the departure time. We work hard on this, and we believe it is better to wait in the lobby hotel, rather than having to move to a starting point, especially in these activities that start very early. The Andes Range- As you says, the scenery and the weather conditions, exceeds us. Tour Rout- I think that much of your comment remains a personal appreciation of the content of each stop. Of course we accept it and we will work to improve what can be said or done in each stop As for the Aconcagua Park and the crowd, I would like to take this opportunity to share with other readers that we offer other options to enter the Park. Due to time constraints in Alta Montaña tour, is not possible to enter to the park. I invite you to see the different options on our website kahuak.com.ar. As well as if you don’t want to share the tour with other people, we offer privet tours Guide- We apologize in the name of the guide and kahuak. Although this activity is not carried out by Kahuak, we will report your comment to the agency so they can review the situation and improve their service Best,
Written May 29, 2020
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Giovanni L
Toronto, Canada13 contributions
This tour was a highlight of our trip passing through Mendoza. The scenery was fantastic and the food at the restaurant in the mountains was better than I expected (a plus). Seeing the Inca bridge up close was amazing but that’s pretty much it. The guide did speak English but as I spoke Spanish I could easily tell the tour was one sided with lengthy, in-depth descriptions in Spanish and somewhat overview descriptions in English. My wife felt cheated and I ended up filling in the gaps.

This trip would have been a 5 if the effort was taken to ensure the ‘tour’ was equal for all by the tour guide directly.
Written October 15, 2018
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