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Aconcogua Natl Park

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Aconcogua Natl Park

My husband and I will be in Mendoza in late November and would like to take an excursion to Aconcoqua. We won't have a car. What' s the best way to arrange such an excursion. We'd be interested in a full day trek.

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I suggest you renting a car. It's not expensive and you'll have the freedom to go everywhere and stop wherever.

On the way to Aconcagua, you can stop at Uspallata, Villavicencio, and you can even go to the Cristo Redentor (limit with Chile).

Also, there are several spots where you can do rafting.

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There are organized excursions for the day to Aconcoqua. Just check at your hotel for the list of programs. The day trek would probably include a visit to the Inca bridge and a trek to the suspension bridge in the Park which was built by Hollywood for the filming of 7 years in Tibet. It's a very enjoyable day. with wonderful views and a little short of breath. You can,also do this via private car or by hiring a remise driver for the day.


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For me the day trip option of the organised tour is best. Its relatively cheap, goes to all the sites, has a knowledgable driver and you can sit back and take in the views. They will also record the journey on DVD and give you a purchase option. I had to close my eyes coming down from Cristo Redemptor with its gravel track and hairpin bends, and doing that would not have been a good idea if I had been driving.

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I would definitely not recommend renting a car to drive around Mendoza. The roads here, while being ok pavement wise, are crazy and dangerous. The road rules are not really rules, but rather "guidelines" and the drivers dart in and out of lanes very quickly and without looking. It is rather dangerous to even walk across the roads, and in the program I am in (I am studying abroad and living in Mendoza) they even recommended to us that we not rent bicycles because of the road danger. Instead, i would hire a remises for the day. With the US exchange rate, things down here are very cheap, including taxis. I would definitely recommend doing this over driving yourself (also, considering the corruption of the government officials, it is not widely recommended that you rent a car in the event that you are stopped and hasseled by the local law enforcement). Good luck with your trip! Enjoy the area!

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