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Full adventure in Mendoza

You will face an exciting experience and a great encounter with nature. Adventure in the rivers of Mendoza, the best wine in one of the World’s Wine Capital , and the majesty of Aconcagua, the stone sentinel ,with 6892 m high.

About this Experience

This experience will allow you to visit the main attractions of Mendoza: Urban space, where you can enjoy a unique city in the world, with its greenery and architecture. The local cuisine, a delight for the most demanding senses. The world of wine, with visits to wineries and obviously internationally recognized wine tasting. Adventure tourism, an adrenaline experience of rafting through the rivers of San Rafael. The Andes and  their mountains, with a 3 or 5-day trekking where you can enjoy the most incredible views of Mt Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the America Continent.

Itinerary

Our expedition starts in Mendoza, Argentina. A representative of INKA Expediciones will be waiting for you at the airport. We will stay at the hotel in the city. A group meeting will follow and you will be introduced to your guides and team members.

Accommodation: Hotel double or triple room. – Transportation: Airport – Hotel in Mendoza.

At an agreed upon time in the morning, our guests will meet our host, a wine specialist guide, to start the tour that will take them to the heart of the Central Winemaking Region, in the area of Luján de Cuyo or Maipú, where we will have the opportunity to get to know traditional and industrial wineries.

We begin with a visit to two wineries, their vineyards, and tour their winemaking rooms, and cellars where the aging of the wine happens. Our guide will share his knowledge about the world of wine, providing detailed information about the properties of the soil, characteristic varietals of the region, care of the grapevines and conduction techniques, irrigation systems, defoliation of the vines, and pruning and grape harvest for maximum quality of the grapes.

In the wine tasting rooms, you will be provided with detailed advice and indications for proper tasting.

At midday it will be time to travel to the third winery and the vineyards that surround it.

After finishing this visit, a gourmet lunch is organized that includes a range of wine lines in order to have the chance to put into practice all the newly acquired knowledge about tasting.

In the afternoon, after lunch, you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and then we will return to the hotel to end a memorable day.

After traveling 250 km in our private vehicle, we reach San Rafael, a city in the south of the province of Mendoza.
San Rafael is a real touristic choice due to the joint of imposing areas like Valle Grande, Cañón del Atuel, El Nihuil, Los Reyunos Dam and Lake, El Tigre Lake, Agua de Toro Dam, The old 25 de Mayo Village (among others) that provide the tourist with various alternatives to enjoy nature with peace and safety for the whole family.

San Rafael City is the place of departure to go on entertaining activities such as rafting, hiking, mountain bike rides, jet ski, wind surfing, kayak excursions, fishing, diving, horse-riding , motorcycling, four trax excursions, paragliding and rapel which can be enjoyed in an area of incredible natural beauty and rich in geological and paleontologic beds.

To enjoy this activity, it is necessary to head for the Grande Valley area, located approximately 40 km from the city center. The Atuel River has II and III grade difficulty (in a scale ranging from I to VI, I being the easiest challenge and VI referring to areas where navigation is impossible). These conditions make this kind of rafting suitable for all ages. Once everything is ready, participants listen to the safety instructions and, after a few seconds, they are ready to feel adrenaline flowing through their bodies.

After this day, we return to the city of Mendoza to rest in our hotel and prepare to begin the trekking in Aconcagua.

We will obtain individual entrance and ascent permits. You will be personally assisted in this procedure in our commercial office. After this we travel to Villa de Penitentes, and then to Horcones Park Aconcagua  Entrance, where we get our first view of the mountain. We will get our permits checked at the Ranger station. Then, we head off to Confluencia by walking 4 or 5 hours.

Transportation: Mendoza -Penitentes – Horcones – Accommodation: Double Tents / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, & Dinner

We’ll trek for about 5 hours until we arrive to Plaza Francia, base camp of the impressive Aconcagua South Wall. From this place, Aconcagua, the Stone Sentinel, appears more magnificent and intimidating than ever. We can see the entire South Wall. This is one of the nicest points of the expedition with a breathtaking first view of Aconcagua that you will never forget.

Trekking duration: 6 – 8  hs. – Accommodation: Tents / Dormitory dome – Meals: Lunch box and Dinner

We will begin our trekking to Plaza de Mulas base camp. After breakfast, we start our walk across “Playa Ancha” . We slowly gain altitude up to the Horcones Superior Valley. After hiking across Playa Ancha and climbing up through a very steep path, “Cuesta Brava” (meaning Rugged Slope), we reach Plaza de Mulas, at 4.250 m.

Trekking duration: 8 – 10 hs. – Accommodation: Tents / Dormitory dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner

This day is a rest day and a good occasion to explore the local terrain. We will walk on Plaza de Mulas surroundings overcrossing the Horcones Superior Glacier, always with an incredible view of Aconcagua´s West Wall at sunset. Plaza de Mulas is where hundred of expedition begins the expedition to the summit, so you can talk and share experiences with people of all around the world.

Accommodation: Tents / Dormitory dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast we strat the ascent to Mt Bonete’s summit.  From this mountain we´ll see the awesome Aconcagua west face, as well the huge Plaza de Mulas’ Base Camp. The surrounding landscape it’s amazing, you could admire the vast expanse of the Andes. Then we return to Plaza de Mulas.

Accommodation: Tents / Dormitory dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner

After we have breakfast and finish the organization of our backpacks, we began the descent to Horcones. Once we arrive at the Rangers office, a private van will be waiting to transport us back to Penitentes. If we have time enough, we will descend to Puente de Inca and see the magnificent landscape. At Penitentes we wait for our bags and then return to our hotel in Mendoza.

Trekking duration:  8 – 9 hs  – Accommodation: Hotel at Mendoza double or triple room – Meals: Breakfast  – Lunch Box. – Transportation: Horcones – Penitentes – Mendoza

We will have a free day to discover the city of Mendoza, take a short excursion and enjoy this beautiful place in the world.

After breakfast at the hotel we’ll take you to the airport, ending this journey of unique experiences.

NOTE: The proposed itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions o other forced situations that put in risk the group security. The guides have the authority to change the itinerary programmed according to their criteria. You can be sure the changes have two fundamental objectives. These are to maximize the security and the summit chances. And they are based our guides knowledge and experience.

 

Itinerary

Our expedition starts in Mendoza, Argentina. A representative of INKA Expediciones will be waiting for you at the airport. We will stay at the hotel in the city. A group meeting will follow and you will be introduced to your guides and team members.

Accommodation: Hotel double or triple room. – Transportation: Airport – Hotel in Mendoza.

At an agreed upon time in the morning, our guests will meet our host, a wine specialist guide, to start the tour that will take them to the heart of the Central Winemaking Region, in the area of Luján de Cuyo or Maipú, where we will have the opportunity to get to know traditional and industrial wineries.

We begin with a visit to two wineries, their vineyards, and tour their winemaking rooms, and cellars where the aging of the wine happens. Our guide will share his knowledge about the world of wine, providing detailed information about the properties of the soil, characteristic varietals of the region, care of the grapevines and conduction techniques, irrigation systems, defoliation of the vines, and pruning and grape harvest for maximum quality of the grapes.

In the wine tasting rooms, you will be provided with detailed advice and indications for proper tasting.

At midday it will be time to travel to the third winery and the vineyards that surround it.

After finishing this visit, a gourmet lunch is organized that includes a range of wine lines in order to have the chance to put into practice all the newly acquired knowledge about tasting.

In the afternoon, after lunch, you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and then we will return to the hotel to end a memorable day.

After traveling 250 km in our private vehicle, we reach San Rafael, a city in the south of the province of Mendoza.
San Rafael is a real touristic choice due to the joint of imposing areas like Valle Grande, Cañón del Atuel, El Nihuil, Los Reyunos Dam and Lake, El Tigre Lake, Agua de Toro Dam, The old 25 de Mayo Village (among others) that provide the tourist with various alternatives to enjoy nature with peace and safety for the whole family.

San Rafael City is the place of departure to go on entertaining activities such as rafting, hiking, mountain bike rides, jet ski, wind surfing, kayak excursions, fishing, diving, horse-riding , motorcycling, four trax excursions, paragliding and rapel which can be enjoyed in an area of incredible natural beauty and rich in geological and paleontologic beds.

To enjoy this activity, it is necessary to head for the Grande Valley area, located approximately 40 km from the city center. The Atuel River has II and III grade difficulty (in a scale ranging from I to VI, I being the easiest challenge and VI referring to areas where navigation is impossible). These conditions make this kind of rafting suitable for all ages. Once everything is ready, participants listen to the safety instructions and, after a few seconds, they are ready to feel adrenaline flowing through their bodies.

After this day, we return to the city of Mendoza to rest in our hotel and prepare to begin the trekking in Aconcagua.

We will obtain individual entrance and ascent permits. You will be personally assisted in this procedure in our commercial office. After this we travel to Villa de Penitentes, and then to Horcones Park Aconcagua  Entrance, where we get our first view of the mountain. We will get our permits checked at the Ranger station. Then, we head off to Confluencia by walking 4 or 5 hours.

Transportation: Mendoza -Penitentes – Horcones – Accommodation: Double Tents / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, & Dinner

We’ll trek for about 5 hours until we arrive to Plaza Francia, base camp of the impressive Aconcagua South Wall. From this place, Aconcagua, the Stone Sentinel, appears more magnificent and intimidating than ever. We can see the entire South Wall. This is one of the nicest points of the expedition with a breathtaking first view of Aconcagua that you will never forget.

Trekking duration: 6 – 8  hs. – Accommodation: Tents / Dormitory dome – Meals: Lunch box and Dinner

After we have breakfast and finish the organization of our backpacks, we began the descent to Horcones. Once we arrive at the Rangers office, a private van will be waiting to transport us back to Penitentes. If we have time enough, we will descend to Puente de Inca and see the magnificent landscape. At Penitentes we wait for our bags and then return to our hotel in Mendoza.

Trekking duration:  3 – 4 hs  – Accommodation: Hotel at Mendoza double or triple room – Meals: Breakfast  – Lunch Box. – Transportation: Horcones – Penitentes – Mendoza

We will have a free day to discover the city of Mendoza, take a short excursion and enjoy this beautiful place in the world.

After breakfast at the hotel we’ll take you to the airport, ending this journey of unique experiences.

NOTE: The proposed itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions o other forced situations that put in risk the group security. The guides have the authority to change the itinerary programmed according to their criteria. You can be sure the changes have two fundamental objectives. These are to maximize the security and the summit chances. And they are based our guides knowledge and experience.


INCLUDED SERVICES 

  • Mountain Guide. (Bilingual, experienced, professional, qualified to operate within Provincial Park Aconcagua).
  • Transport IN-OUT Airport-Hotel in Mendoza by private vehicles.
  • Transport IN-OUT Mendoza-Penitentes by private vehicles.
  • Transport IN-OUT Penitentes-Horcones (trailhead) by private vehicles.
  • Transport IN-OUT Mendoza- San Rafael- Mendoza
  • Transport IN-OUT Valle Grande
  • Five (5) nights accommodation in a 3* hotel in Mendoza City (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy), Breakfast and taxes included.
  • One (1) night accommodation in a 3* hotel in San Rafael City (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy), Breakfast and taxes included.
  • Assistance with the procedures to obtain the permit to enter the provincial Park Aconcagua.
  • Fully equipped dining-room and kitchen and WC tents
  • Sleeping tents and luggage storeroom.
  • Fully equipped dining-room and kitchen and WC tents.
  • Radio for communications between high camps, base camp, Penitentes and Mendoza.
  • Cook. All meals included on the mountain.
  • Activities in San Rafael: Rafting
  • Full day Wineries Visit

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Aconcagua Park Entrance Permit fee: this permit is managed by government. THIS WILL BE AN ASCENT PERMIT.
  • Personal equipment (please check the required equipment in this document).
  • Rescue costs or other costs due to the abandonment of the expedition. (Riding mule, pack mule, individual transfers, helicopter flight, extra nights, meals, extra costs for changes in your flight ticket, personal porter service, etc. –
  • Personal expenses (tips, laundry, phone, drinks, satellite phone, internet access, showers, and personal porters to carry your personal equipment and your share of the common equipment).
  • Extra nights in hotel in case of early return to the city decide to come back to Mendoza.
  • Transfer out to Mendoza in case of early returning or abandon the expedition.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.
  • Meals and Drinks not specified in the itinerary. E.g.: Lunches and Dinners in Mendoza ,Uspallata, San Rafael, Penitentes.
  • Any other service not detailed as included in the above paragraph.

Required equipment list

Light Weight Underwear.
Long Underwear, Tops and bottoms. (Polypropylene or Capilene) cotton blends are not acceptable.
Fleece Jacket: Mid-weight.
Trekking Trousers.
Long sleeve t-shirts
Jacket: Waterproof/ breathable.
Good storm-proof mountain jacket with attached hood. We suggested: Gore-Tex.
Waterproof trousers
Duvet vest or jacketShorts (optional)

Sun hat: Sun hat with good visor and white bandana for protecting neck.
Head lamp (optional).
Sun glasses.
Buff.
Beanie (with interior fleece lining)
Synthetic gloves: 1 pair light weight (pile or polypropylene) -inner gloves + fleece gloves-.
Warm Gloves with WindWall fleece at exterior to block winter’s raw winds.

Light hiking boots or trekking shoes.
Wool socks. (3 pairs)Liner socks.
2 pair of smooth wool, nylon or polypropylene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots.
Sandals (footwear to rest, to move confortably through the camp).
Ski poles. One pair of telescopic or collapsible, optional.
Backpack: 75 liters.
Daypack: Optional but recommended.
Sleeping bag: from -10 º C / -20 º C.
Water bottle: Two (2) one-liter water bottle.
Sun screen: SPF 30 minimum.
Lip screen: SPF 30.
Personal first aid kit. Headache pills, injuries kit, personal medication, etc.
Personal Hygiene: Wet towels, soap, etc.
Plastic bags. For pack clothes and keep dry.
Photographic equipment. Optional

A “private trekking” is run exclusively for you, your own families or friends and also you can choose the departure date.

Departure dates: you or your group choose the best date according to convenience.
The group: The number of members per expedition can be from 1 to 12 people
Services: We have the best professional guides and the best infrastructure in Aconcagua. Transportation, lodging, food … no need to worry about anything … just enjoy and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

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