- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy the Mendoza region’s spectacular Andean scenery during a moderate trekking tour with an experienced guide. On a 4- to 5-hour hike through the Cordón del Plata, a Uco Valley range in the foothills of the Andes, you’ll discover native plants and animals like condors, foxes and llamas. An Argentine breakfast at the Quebrada del Condor (Condor’s Gorge) and a barbecue lunch on the mountain are included. This trek is limited to 12 participants, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.
- Breakfast included
- Lunch included
- Led by a local guide
- Close encounter with wildlife
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Small-group tour
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Professional guide
- Typical Argentine breakfast with regional pastries
- Mate (local tea-like drink) offered in the middle of the trek
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Tour departs from select hotels located in Mendoza's city center
Returns to original departure point
After hotel pickup in the city of Mendoza, leave the city behind for the 2-hour drive to Quebrada del Condor. During the drive, pass through the village of Potrerillos and stop by a panoramic viewpoint called the Mirador de la Hoyada.
When you arrive at the gorge, get ready for your trek with a traditional Argentine breakfast of regional pastries, and listen to a quick introduction and safety briefing about your hike. Then set off with your guide, starting your trek at the foot of the Cordón del Plata, an Andean mountain range in the Uco Valley.
Your total trekking time is 4 to 5 hours, depending on the pace of your group. As you walk, marvel at the beautiful alpine landscape of snowcapped peaks, and keep an eye out for local wildlife like hares, llamas, foxes and, of course, Andean condors, which are among the largest flying land birds in the western hemisphere.
Take a break to enjoy a cup of mate, a popular South American drink made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water. Then continue following your guide — who will point out interesting plants and help you spot animals — all the way up to a viewpoint that sits 9,185 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level. Rest your legs for a bit and snap some photos before heading back down the mountain.
During the hike, enjoy an authentic Argentine barbecue lunch known as an asado, which will give you the energy you need to finish trekking. Your adventure ends with drop-off back in Mendoza.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 12 years
- It is recommended that you wear good hiking/trekking shoes and comfortable clothing; bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Passport name, number, expiry, date of birth and country are required at time of booking for all participants
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
My husband and I had a superb time on this adventure. The guides were very informative on the drive to the ranch and on the hike. We were very fortunate to only have one other couple on the hike so felt we had a private tour. The site for the hike was beautiful and at times somewhat challenging for those not in great shape. Remember the altitude!. The guide was conscientious of this and did pace according to the group and included rest stops. The scenery is incredible even with cloud coverage. We stopped numerous times for photo ops. The lunch at the end was fabulous. The ranch setting outside was perfect for a tasty meal of meat, sausage, chicken, vegetables, salad and dessert. And of course the wine! I would recommend this trip and comply with the directions of appropriate clothing. Pants are needed as well as layering. Walking through brush and the change in temperatures requires the appropriate clothing. Those that did not prepare were fortunately provided some pants/jackets from the those living at the ranch thankfully. Still living the dream of trekking the Andes!!!