Excursion to the High Mountain
You will be able to visit many important places of "Los Andes Mountain Range", by following the international route number 7. You will get to the limit with Chile, visiting places like, Potrerillos, Uspallata, Penitentes, Puente del Inca, point view of Mt. Aconcagua, Cristo Redentor.
The route is know as the Thirteen Tunnels. On the way we pass the Potrellos dam and will stop at the one and only village - Uspallata, after which the very picturesque valley is named, for a coffee break.
After 3 hours, appears in the way Aconcagua Provincial Park, which is at an altitude of 9,300 feet and just ten miles from the frontier with Chile. Aconcagua towering 13,000 feet above us. If we are lucky we might see some of the famous (and eveil looking) Condors flying over head! Next we take a short ride down to Puente del Inca one of the Worlds unique phenomenona.
We can also shop here at the very artisan open-air bazaar. Into the vechile again for an eighty minute drive for a very rustic "Parrillada" (BBQ) with the odd glass of wine or two (not included).
Both the journey up and down the high mountain road visually highlight what the ice-age left behind and what regularly occurring earthquakes have done since.
If you are a geology fan you will be in your element here. After lunch we will have a twenty minute ride to Seven Colours Rock, another “one-off” that deifies explanation.
From there a ninety minute ride, downhill all the way, until we reach your hotel at 7pm.
Days of exit: Every day