5. Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca
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.