Discover the Andes

City of Mendoza

Overview

As the name suggests, Discover the Andes is all about exploring the mountains and participating in excursions and activities ranging from expeditions to the Maipu Volcano, crossing the Andes by foot, valley trekking and wine tours at the foot of the Andes too.

They have multiple tours from a half day to a six day excursion if you have an extended holiday planned. Their expert staff, with a tremendous amount of knowledge about Mendoza's land, and technical knowledge, whether you are climbing, hiking, horseback riding, or trekking, make the experience one to remember for years to come. 

If adventure isn't your thing, Discover the Andes also offers Wine & Art tours. 

Included in the price

  • Transfer in/out
  • Transfer Mendoza-Puente de Inca -Mendoza
  • 2 nights in Puente del Inca with half board
  • Gear mule transportation (44 pounds per person, 20 Kg per person ) up to base camp and back to Puente del Inca
  • Double base tent and dining tent (in Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas)
  • Heaters
  • Pots and pans
  • Accredited guides
  • One porter each 2 person to the higher camps
  • Full board during expedition in the mountain
  • Help in booking accommodation in Mendoza City

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