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Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca

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During the tour we will visit some places like: Cordon del Plata, Potrerillos Dam, Uspallata, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas, Los Penitentes, Puente del Inca, the Aconcagua Provincial Park, among others.

Highlights

  • The Majestic Silver Cord Mountain Range and Potrerillos Dam (hydraulic work that generates power and distributes water for irrigation).
  • Uspallata (pre Hispanic settlement of Indians Huarpe and more asutral point of the Inca Empire.
  • Mirador del Cerro Aconcagua (from which you access the lagoon Horcones and Provoncial Aconcagua Park, with a height of 6,959 meters.
  • Monumento Cristo Redentor located at 4,200 meters, symbolizing the union of Argentine and Chilean.
  • Visit the villages of Potrerillos and Uspallata, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Andes.

Description

The tour offers a variety of colors and reliefs. Early in the morning along the river Mendoza you will get a view of the majestic mountain range Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam, providing  hydraulic power generation and water distribution for irrigation. The next visit will be to the Uspallata pre-Hispanic settlement of aborigin Huarpes, and the southern last point of the Inca Empire as far as the Inca Trail from Peru. Attractions: The Vaults of Uspallata, historic “adobe” (mud) buildings, which the chaplain Fray Luis Beltran used for casting cannons and guns. After visiting the villages of Picheuta, polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort, you will have free time to use the chair allowing you to enjoy beautiful panoramic views. Later you will go along the route of the Puente del Inca with architectural works of strands and natural hot springs. Continue in this direction and 2,750 meters above sea level to the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, the colossus of Americas of 6959 meters surrounded by the Laguna Horcones and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Following the international route to reach the ultimate destination, the European style village Las Cuevas is located 3,200 meters above sea level. Between Las Cuevas and the international tunnel, it's the path that allows you up to “Cristo Redentor” monument, located 4,200 meters above sea level, which symbolizes the union between Argentines and Chileans. Please take into account that the tour will be given in English at the featured places which are: Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Aconcagua and in summer at Cristo Redentor.

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