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Andes Mountains Tours

The Andes Mountains, which form Argentina’s backbone, are to the far west of the country, and separate this nation from bordering Chile. They extend most of the length of South America (some 4,300 miles), stretching down from Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and finally, Argentina. At their widest, the Andes are about 430 miles wide and measure an average of 13,000 feet high, which means they are visible from many miles away.

Most visitors to Argentina’s closest connection with the Andes will be from near Mendoza, one of the main wine-growing regions in the country, with its popular Malbec (red) wine. Mendoza is just east of the Andes, and from here, it is possible to visit a lookout point with a good view of Aconcagua, the tallest mountain on the continent, as a day trip. The 22,841 foot mountain is a favorite among mountain climbers, but it an intensive trip that requires planning, training and high-mountain gear. Most visitors will content themselves with seeing, rather than climbing the Andes.

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Though parts of the Andes may look barren, there is often abundant wildlife, including guanacos, slim-necked relatives of the llama, and it is fairly common to see Andean condors, with a wingspan measuring as much as 10.5 feet in width, coasting on thermal updrafts. 

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Full-Day High Mountain Tour from Mendoza, Mendoza, null
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Full-Day High Mountain Tour from Mendoza

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Explore Mendoza on this full-day guided mountain tour. Grab your camera and breath the pure air of the Andes, from Mendoza to the Aconcagua Park, the magical ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 10 to 12 hrs

From USD $215.00
Bull Lagoon and Flamingo-Watching 4x4 Tour from Salta, Salta, Day Trips
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Bull Lagoon and Flamingo-Watching 4x4 Tour from Salta

See rare Andean flamingos at Laguna del Toro (Bull Lagoon) during this full-day trip from Salta. You’ll travel in a 4x4 vehicle and visit the archaeological ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.00
Full Day Trekking In The Andes, Mendoza, Day Trips
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Full Day Trekking In The Andes

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This natural paradise offers some of the best Andes trekking to do in one day from Mendoza.

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Full-Day Tour Including Villavicencio, The Route of 365 Curves and 7 Colors Mountain, Mendoza, Day ... 
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Full-Day Tour Including Villavicencio, The Route of 365 Curves and 7 Colors Mountain

The perfect day to enjoy the amazing wildlife of the Andes and discover Mendoza far from massive tourism. Breathtaking experience in 4WD.

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 7 to 9 hrs

From USD $240.00

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