Uco Valley Trekking Tour
Lesser known than some of the more established treks around Mendoza, this trip offers some of the most beautiful scenery of any of our tours and hikes, as well as a glimpse into the history of Argentina.
We first drive to the cultivated Uco Valley, known for its vineyards and some of the best wine in the whole of Argentina, and then head up into the wild and rocky mountains beyond and the stunning granite walls of Cajon de Los Arenales. Nature is in abundance and round us, in one of the most fertile areas of the Mendoza region, with the stunning view of the Cordon del Plata, among other mountains.
Uco Valley Day Trek Program
The trekking begins in the beautiful granite valley of “Cajón de Los Arenales, popular for rock climbers, with its pink spires and walls creating an impressive and imposing landscape. This is where we start the energetic but hugely rewarding uphill trek, which will take two or three hours.
Following glacial moraine, we reach a small glacial lake, where we will have lunch in a beautiful yet secluded setting among the rock formations. There we can rest for a while, or search for traces of the guanaco (a local relative of the lama), before heading back to the trailhead, and to Mendoza – or to Uco Valley if you’ve decided you’d rather stay there after the trip and enjoy the wine and perhaps visit a bodega or two.
This trip really does back an incredible amount of beauty into one day – if you’re looking for something special, off the beaten trekking trails, then this may be the trip for you. Get there now before the rest of the tourists discover it!
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