Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

3.2 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Rio Aventura Mendoza

Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Aventura Mendoza

From US$ 58.58 per person

Hike up to the top of Calavera Mountain and take in the amazing scenery of the Cordón del Plata Mountains. After the descent, enjoy lunch and relax by a pool among the mountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4.5 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup and drop off service available from centrally located accommodation in Mendoza


  • Take in panoramic views of the Cordón del Plata mountain range
  • Hike to Cerro Calavera summit, 2212 meters above sea level
  • Marvel at the varying colors of the mountain
Full description
Arrive in the pretty district of Potrerillos and settle in before the activity begins. Then, start trekking with your guide to the summit of Cerro Calavera, 2212 meters above sea level. Famous for its accessibility for hikers and bikers, Mount Calavera boasts beautiful vegetation, awesome lake views, and plenty of animal sightings. During the hike, listen to fascinating anecdotes and history from your passionate guide, including the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the region, some information on the mountain, and typical regional customs. After an approximately 3-hour ascent, reach the top of the stunning Calavera Mountain. Take some time to rest and enjoy water and fruits to recharge. From the top, marvel at spectacular vistas over the region, the Cordón del Plata mountain range, and Lake Calavera. Finally, begin the descent, lasting up to 2 hours. Once you arrive back at the local partner's office, take your time relaxing and enjoying a typical, poolside lunch before returning to Mendoza.
  • Bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  After lunch, you will have a couple of hours of free time at the local partner's operations base before the return transfer to Mendoza. You can relax and have a drink by the pool or choose to do another of the activities offered on that day. Swimming is only available from December to February.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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The 5-hour trek was canceled because level 4, so climbing without tools but with hands and feet. For that you have to be a trained climber! The staff is super and we have done other things. Abseiling and short walk were very cool!

November 21, 2019

The pick-up at the hotel would be 8-9, the bus showed up at 10:30. With the hotel receptionist we tried for 1 hour to get in touch with the organizer, only lucky that we were left at the hotel when the bus showed up

February 3, 2020

According to the description, we would be picked up between 8 and 9 in the morning. The bus arrived at 9.40 am, followed by a few hours of driving around Mendoza when the driver would find his customers. At 11 o'clock we left Mendoza and arrived at the starting point for the hike at 12 o'clock. The hike of 5 hours was impossible to complete, it instead became 3 hours long. The guide was minimal with English. Back in the "camp" was served a lousy lunch, consisting of micro-heated tasteless schnitzel and half-hot potato. The excursion was not worth a tenth of the price.

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January 15, 2020

Product ID: 249957