Vallecitos 1-day 3-peak Trek near Mendoza

Follow Joaquín, a certified mountain guide, for this trekking outing in the Andes. Discover the amazing Vallecitos area, Mendoza!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Explore Vallecitos, an awesome area at the foot of the Cordón del Plata.

  • Enjoy an unforgettable hiking and rock climbing adventure near Mendoza.

  • Catch breathtaking views of the Andes mountain range.


Vallecitos is a recreational area located near Mendoza city, in Argentina. This hiking trip is your opportunity to discover a beautiful mountain region under expert guidance, come join me!

Situated 80 km away from Mendoza, Vallecitos (Spanish for “little valleys”) lies at the foot of Cordón del Plata, a sub range of the Andes. The area has gained a lot of popularity due to the short distances between its peaks and its beautiful views of the mountains. It also has some stunning rock climbing spots!

On this fun outing, we will hike around the Vallecitos peaks for about 4-6 hours, depending on your wishes. It is important to have a good fitness level!

So, if you want to explore the Vallecitos area, in Mendoza, please contact me. Let’s explore some of the Andes best kept secrets together!

And if you are looking for a mountaineering experience in the Andes, check out my 2-day mountaineering program. 


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Price per person

Group of 1
200 USD

Group of 2
130 USD

Group of 3
110 USD

Group of 4
110 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 These prices are valid for the low season (April to November). If you want to do this trek from December to March, prices are as follows: Price for 1: 250 USD, Price for 2: 150 USD (per person), Price for 3: 130 USD (per person), price for 4: 120 USD (per person).

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Mendoza, Argentina


About the Guide


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.



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What People are Saying about Joaquin Salinas


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.
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Sophie T.
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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David Lee
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Benjamin Roer
Destino Montana was a superb guiding service. I would highly recommend them!
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Tina Nef

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