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  2. Mendoza Province
  3. Mendoza
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Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

Product ID: 249957
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Hike up to the top of Calavera Mountain and take in the amazing scenery of the Cordón del Plata Mountains. After the descent, enjoy lunch and relax by a pool among the mountains.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup optional

Pickup and drop off service available from centrally located accommodation in Mendoza
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in panoramic views of the Cordón del Plata mountain range
  • Hike to Cerro Calavera summit, 2212 meters above sea level
  • Marvel at the varying colors of the mountain
Full description
Arrive in the pretty district of Potrerillos and settle in before the activity begins. Then, start trekking with your guide to the summit of Cerro Calavera, 2212 meters above sea level. Famous for its accessibility for hikers and bikers, Mount Calavera boasts beautiful vegetation, awesome lake views, and plenty of animal sightings.

During the hike, listen to fascinating anecdotes and history from your passionate guide, including the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the region, some information on the mountain, and typical regional customs. After an approximately 3-hour ascent, reach the top of the stunning Calavera Mountain. Take some time to rest and enjoy water and fruits to recharge.

From the top, marvel at spectacular vistas over the region, the Cordón del Plata mountain range, and Lake Calavera. Finally, begin the descent, lasting up to 2 hours. Once you arrive back at the local partner's office, take your time relaxing and enjoying a typical, poolside lunch before returning to Mendoza.
Includes
  • Bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The hike starts from the local partner's base of operations in Ruta Nacional 7 about a 1-hour drive from Mendoza. From the bus terminal, look for the company "Expresso Butini" and take the bus with destination to Uspallata. Ask the driver to drop you off at "Río Aventura Mendoza".

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack or bag
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• After lunch, you will have a couple of hours of free time at the local partner's operations base before the return transfer to Mendoza. You can relax and have a drink by the pool or choose to do another of the activities offered on that day. Swimming is only available from December to February.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.0/5
Organization
3.7/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
3.7/5

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Rio Aventura Mendoza

Product ID: 249957