Follow EPGAMT-certified guide Joaquín on this amazing hiking trip in Manzano Histórico, in Valle de Uco, Mendoza. Discover the beauty and history of Cajon de los Arenales!
Explore a fabulous alpine area in Valle de Uco: Manzano Histórico.
Discover the beauty and history of Cajon de los Arenales.
Enjoy amazing views of the Andes mountain range.
Are you looking for a scenic hiking route in the Andes? Then this day-outing is for you. Let’s go to Manzano Historico, in Mendoza’s Valle de Uco, Argentina!
The “Manzano Histórico” Natural and Cultural Reserve, at 42kms from the city of Tunuyán, is a perfect destination for trekking adventures. It is in the eastern section of “Cordón del Portillo”, part of the Front Range of the Andes.
Famous for its fabulous landscapes and the water quality of its streams, Manzano Historico also has historic appeal as General San Martín passed through these lands when he returned from the Liberation of South America Campaign.
After a 2-hour drive from Mendoza, we will start our hike through the Andes mountains. It will take us about 5 hours to explore this picturesque area and reach the amazing Cajon de los Arenales, a beautiful and historical spot!
On our way back we can stop at a vineyard in Valle de Uco, the Argentinian wine mecca!
So, if you are up for a fabulous hiking trip in the Andes, please get in touch with me. You will be amazed by the scenic Manzano Historico in Valle de Uco!
I was born in Córdoba, Argentina, where I was able to venture into mountaineering more than ten years ago. I took my first steps in the Sierras de Córdoba, and from there, I set out to explore higher mountains.
Five years ago, I achieved my dreams when I came to Mendoza to become a professional mountain guide and earn a living doing what I love. Two years from now, we created our own adventure tourism company in Mendoza.
For the last 3 years, I have been working in a foundation, as an instructor in first aid and rescue in wild areas, training government agencies, guides, etc. I have made Advanced emergency medical technician in Buenos Aires, with real ambulance hours.
Join me in one of my programs and discover the Andes with me.
This was truly a wonderful two days, I had one objective which was to experience altitude prior to beginning a long high altitude expedition in the coming days. Joaquin curated the two days around this objective and we headed to an area off the beaten track. I just loved this and feel so fortunate to have experienced this area, the Guanaco\'s were fascinating and I just loved watching them and spotting them in the mountains. Joaquin provided me with so much knowledge and useful tips to help me during my expedition. The two days ended in an unexpected storm which just added to the fun and really rounded out what was one of the most memorable hikes I have done to date. Next time I\'m back in Mendoza I will definitely call on Joaquin again.
Overall, this was a fantastic hike. You get some astonishing views and can take different routes according to your fitness level and interest. Personally, I enjoyed our quick stay at the high camp where we got to meet several people who were acclimatising for their ascends to the higher peaks. Also, we really enjoyed the time with Joaquin. Thanks to his fun personality and intersting conversations (also fluent in English which helped in my case) the time together went by way too quickly. Even before the beginning of the trip he gave us a lot of proactive advise when we wanted to choose a route that suited our demands and later he helped us with finding places to get some extra gear. During the trip and thanks to Joaquins deep knowledge of the region, he was able to adapt the route we were taking when my friend suffered from some altitude sickness. Also, a big plus was the great food that we had during the trip, including some (fantastic!) homemade carrot mayo and the asado we prepared on the first evening which was the best meal we had in Argentina.
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Destino Montana was a superb guiding service. I would highly recommend them!
The hike and location were great, but what made it a super experience was Joaquin, our guide. He shared a lot of his knowledge about the nature and the country. He really took his time and let you enjoy all the surroundings have to offer. On top of that we had an amazing lunch (you have to try the carrot mayonaise) with an incredible view. If we ever go back to Argentina we’ll definitely book another day with him. Thanks for making mendoza unforgettable!
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Joaquin is an excellent guide, and will not only take you to you destination, but also teach you a lot about the geography and history around Aconcagua and the area around. The view of Aconcagua is better by the entrance to the park, but the trip up to Confluencia is worth the trouble if you are staying in Mendoza (or nearby, I travelled from Chile just for this hike). Depending on your fitness level, Joaquin can find a hike that will suit you and give you an experience of the Andes mountains that you wont get anywhere else.
I did a four days mountaineering tour with Joaquin and it was great. Joaquin understands to put the foucs on the needs of the customers and his knowledges about the region in the Andes is quite extensive. It was especially great beacuse the nice personality of Jaoquin allowed us to have good talks and insights about the Argentinian culture and life. Can only recommend him!
Group of 1
|USD 207 each|
Group of 2
|USD 135 each|
Group of 3
|USD 114 each|
Group of 4
|USD 114 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner