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The most impressive landscapes of the Andes mountain range that you must not miss on your first visit to Mendoza.
We begin this journey along the international route n ° 7, with the imposing view of the Potrerillos Dam, which surprises us after touring the Cacheuta Tunnel.
Our next stop will be Uspallata. From the southernmost point of the Inca Empire, we headed to the villages of Picheuta, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas and the former Los Penitentes ski complex.
Further along our route, we’ll come to see Puente del Inca, a unique natural rock formation that looks like a bridge over Las Cuevas River, it’s still surrounded by thermal springs. A few kilometers from there, located at 2,750 m, is the viewpoint of the colossus of the America´s, Aconcagua, which with its 6962 m, receives visitors from all over the world who want to reach its summit.9
During the summer months only, it’s possible to drive in the direction of the International Tunnel, to take a small side road which leads to the Cristo Redentor Monument. This icon, located at 4200 m, symbolizes the union between Argentines and Chileans, and from there you can enjoy one of the fabulous views of the mountain range.
Kahuak tips for this activity:
* People with heart problems, other illnesses and also pregnant ladies consult with their doctor, the average height is between 3,000 to 4,200 meters above sea level, depending on the time of year.
The must-see: We will know one of the locations of the famous movie “Seven Years in Tibet”, starring actor Brad Pitt, which was filmed in the Uspallata Valley.