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  • after several days been touring wineries and vineyards and sampling our fair

  • share of wine we decided it was time to see a bit more of Mendoza Argentina so we booked a

  • full-day excursion to the high mountains to get a taste of the Andes in this

  • video we'll be visiting the natural wonder of the inca bridge gazing at

  • aconcagua which is the highest peak in the Americas and trying not to get blown

  • off the mountain a Christ Redeemer on the border with Chile this was a

  • high-altitude excursion and our bodies were definitely feeling it but we'll do

  • our best to show you what the province of Mendoza Argentina has to offer it once you

  • leave the vineyards in the rearview mirror

  • well good morning guys today we are taking a day trip from

  • Mendoza our tourists called as Alta Montaña we're gonna be making a few

  • stops over the course of the day what I'm totally sure where we're going yet

  • but we will show you the whole journey

  • our first stop of the day was the potrerillos dam which sits on the Mendoza River at

  • thirteen hundred and eighty meters above sea level

  • we have been driving about an hour when we got here so we enjoyed a quick stop

  • to snap some photos and also stretch our legs

  • from there we continued onwards to the town of Uspallata which was

  • another hour away

  • once we arrived in to spread out that we had some free time to walk around the

  • tour had started very early so we were desperate for breakfast and went in

  • search of coffee and a quick bite others enjoyed a little stroll through town but

  • it was still quite early in the day so not many businesses were open well guys

  • we just had a quick breakfast here in spread out thought we had a 30-minute

  • pit stop back and break as well so yeah now we're getting back on the bus I'm

  • not entirely sure about today's itinerary

  • kind of

  • from loose Panetta we drove another hour along Route seven enjoying dramatic

  • mountain landscapes and passing through small villages and hamlets until you

  • reached our next stop the inca bridge

  • so next stop we are currently visiting appointed alinka which means the incas

  • bridge it's a natural rock formation that used to be able to walk over now

  • it's been blocked off because of erosion and people are going with their vehicles

  • and things like that but at the bottom you have these thermal throughs yeah and

  • they're also used to be a hotel where people could come and enjoy those waters

  • but we built the hotel at the foot of the mountain and then they had a bit of

  • a a landslide that's what's left it's really totally destroyed the only thing

  • that survived is the chapel yeah that was not touched by the landslide right

  • and yeah you see the color of the rock here is the actual water that has so

  • many different kinds of minerals and with the heat of the water that can go

  • up to she was saying it can go up to 60 degrees now yeah it solidifies and then

  • it gives that beautiful like unbelievable it's so it's so pretty it

  • looks like it's painted yeah a latest cup of different colors here you got

  • everything every color in there a rainbow practically yeah

  • and there you have it went a the link so these souvenirs we see here they

  • basically taken items and put them in the water for about a month and that's

  • how it comes out aside from the inca bridge that we have here this is also

  • kind of like a little pit stop so you have cafes restaurants bathroom stops

  • lots of souvenir and artisanal shop so you can pick up some gifts but we don't

  • have very long here we have 20 minutes we've used that time to visit the

  • natural information now we got to get back on the bus it's one of those tours

  • we then stopped at the Aconcagua lookout point right along Route seven on a clear

  • day you can see the peak of the highest point in the Americas and we are pretty

  • lucky with the weather that day for any of you visiting by car with a bit more

  • time the entrance to aconcagua Provincial Park is right next to the

  • lookout and there are multiple trails should you be in the mood for some

  • trekking art or just opt for photos but this is a place where the mountains

  • beckon so maybe give yourself a bit more time

  • we then drove on to the village of las cuevas and began the climb towards

  • Christ Redeemer of the Andes which sits on the border between Chile and

  • Argentina at a rather dizzying height and we were feeling it

  • all righty guys our next stop we have made it to Christ Redeemer we are now at

  • 4200 meters above sea level little bit dizzy and lightheaded here we also had

  • to like drive up this little dirt road that just zigzag all the way up so it's

  • serpentine the whole way up and I know

  • we made it we are all the way up here 4200 meters yeah I was a little bit

  • reluctant because when I was in Cusco the altitude screwed me up the big time

  • you know yeah so we were coming up the pass and when they told us 4200 meters I

  • said oh crap you remember it wasn't fun all the way up here amazingly no trip

  • and they also have like little food stands here where you can buy some type

  • of alcohol they said I bought at the end there something like that to warm you up

  • and wake you up if you're feeling kind of late yeah that's the deal

  • Chile Chile let's get some photos by that by the flakes let's get the photos

  • away big Christ the Redeemer

  • after visiting christ redeemer we started our descent into las cuevas

  • where we had a scheduled lunch stop lunch is not included in this tour so

  • you either have to pack your own or you can eat at one of the few restaurants in

  • the village meals are simple and quick we got some empanadas and some french

  • fries since none of us really had a big appetite at that altitude escuelas was

  • the final stop of her high mountain tour so this is where we did a u-turn and

  • started the three-hour drive back to Mendoza Argentina

  • but let's fast-forward to the next day so we can actually sit down and share

  • some of our thoughts and impressions for some concluding thoughts on the tour

  • yeah it was an amazing day yesterday we had a the mountain the mountain range we

  • felt a little bit mmm after we after we came down from 4200 meters

  • yeah Audrey was a little bit not a hundred percent yeah yeah to be honest

  • all of us have been really thirsty ever since yeah yeah it's you feel like kind

  • of dizzy and spaced out and stuff like that but all in all it was a very nice

  • experience the thing is that you know you're traveling with the tour's you

  • know in the minibus and all of a sudden they say okay we're gonna go see the

  • Christ the Redeemer the monument yeah and it starts climbing like this I mean

  • it's we were at 2,600 meters of altitude yeah I'm in 15 minutes yeah we went up

  • to 4200 yeah we doubled it right so it doesn't really give you a chance for the

  • body to adapt yeah you don't you don't know climate I know and also I think if

  • I could have done one thing differently I would have brought more water as well

  • yeah maybe like a sports drink something with salsa it's really really very very

  • important to hydrate yourself constantly the only other scenery I've seen kind of

  • like this in Argentina it's been in like the Salta Hui area and but I found it

  • fantastic what did you think Audrey we really enjoyed seeing the mountains like

  • snow-capped mountains and we left the city early in the morning so we yeah

  • soft light the only thing is we covered a lot of distance yeah so we spent a lot

  • of time sitting on the bus yeah the stops were very short usually like 20

  • minutes yeah except when we had one hour for lunch yeah but it was kind of like

  • quick always on the go yeah if you do this to her be prepared to spend a lot

  • of time and get a window seat of the bus were the last we picked up yeah and we

  • got the last seats yeah and that thing really bounced yeah

  • like I mean and your time kind of very cramped it was in the corner like the

  • last seat in a corner and the person in front of him was like putting his seat

  • all the way back it was like oh yeah I was pinned down like oh my god is really

  • bad the the bus like the seats inside were quite small so it wasn't very

  • comfortable yeah sorry sardines in a can of those it's a budget tour it's one of

  • those mercedes banz yeah extended the mini buses you know like i

  • mean for the 19 seater stuff like that yeah and another piece of advice is even

  • though you visit the summertime or autumn or and the during your stay

  • you're gonna see that if the city of mendoza the climate is really warm i

  • mean the dates are hot still here you know bring some sort of you know put a

  • jacket or something like a windbreaker and yeah yeah because on that tour

  • you're gonna be hot you're gonna be cold you're gonna feel the wind you get it

  • all you get like 3 3 1 climates yeah when you are up there at 4200 meters in

  • yesterday it was really blowing yeah the wind was amazing I mean you could

  • feel the chill you know like it was cold right yeah so if you go on short sleeves

  • or something like that you're gonna run into trouble up there

  • so overall recommended and um yeah thanks for watching this video we'll see

  • you with the next episode we are heading back to Buenos Aires that's it bye guys

  • bye not

after several days been touring wineries and vineyards and sampling our fair

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MENDOZA DAY TRIP: High Mountain Tour of THE ANDES in Argentina ⛰️

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