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Cuyo


Cuyo

The region of Cuyo, at the foot of the Andes, is a mountainous region of wild nature, lined by numerous, flowing rivers.  Moreover, the landscape of Cuyo is known for manufacturing quality wines, which has attracted a steadily increasing number of visitors. 
In the Cuyo region you will find Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, reaching almost 7,000 meters (22,965ft) in height, where you can practice mountaineering, climbing, and are able to reach the peak from Mendoza. 
Its strong contrasts in nature make it ideal for adventure tourism, such as trekking in the mountains, paragliding, and rafting in the Mendoza, Tunuyán, and Diamante rivers, among others.  One unique activity in Pampa del Leoncito, San Juan is a type of sledding that takes place in a cart with a sail attached.
In addition, there are various ski centers such as the Valle de las Leñas, Los Molles, Penitentes, and Vallecitos.
For those who like more relaxing experiences, in San Juan you can find the Ischigualasto National Park or Valley of the Moon (Valle de la Luna), where dinosaur fossils, geological formations, and eroded rocks of strange shapes can all be found. There are also a number of hot springs that invite you to relax, beautiful surrounding places to visit, kayaking and canoeing excursions to venture upon, and sport fishing to experience. 
The main cities of this region in which you will find the majority of tourism are Mendoza, San Juan, and San Rafael where you can practice climbing, mountaineering, winter sports, and skiing. 
The gastronomy of the area is also worth noting where you can taste the fried pastries, roasted lamb, the sweet fruit mixture of "arrope" (syrup), the sweet local dessert known as "la tableta mendocina", and the desserts made from "alcayota" and honey. 

Location
A region including the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis.
When to go
All year long.
Attractions
Ecology, sports, archaeology, adventure tourism, ethnological tourism.
How to get there
By bus or plane.
Activities
Walking, hiking, adventure sports, kayaking, rafting, mountaineering, excursions. 
Services
Accommodations, restaurants, transportation, entertainment. 

 

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