After an early breakfast, meet your guide for a full day visit to the amazing Stone Sentinel – Aconcagua – the highest peak in the world outside Asia. Private transfer from the hotel to the heart of the majestic Andes. A winding, two hour drive allows you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and natural wonder of this unique mountain range. Along the way, the route runs parallel to the Mendoza River. Enjoy a criollo lunch in a typical parrilla or steak house, surrounded by the impressive view of the Andes.
After lunch, continue to Puente del Inca, a natural rock formation that forms a bridge over the Cuevas River. This natural wonder spans more than 150 feet, 90 feet wide and 26 feet thick, and is suspended nearly 90 feet above the river. Continue to the Aconcagua National Park and visit Laguna de Los Horcones where through a break in the wall of rocks and up a valley, you can see the towering mass of Aconcagua, (22,834 feet). Its summit is covered with eternal snow, and its Southern face offers an impressive wall of 10,000 feet of sheer ice and stone. Even though it seems to be quite close to the road is actually 28 miles away! Hike the Horcones Lagoon, a crystal clean pool fed by the mountain’s snow melt. Return to Mendoza and enjoy the evening at leisure.
On the morning of day 9, meet your transfer in the morning and head to the Mendoza airport and your flight to Buenos Aires. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the CasaSur Bellini Hotel for the night.