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Mendoza and Cerro Aconcagua

Mendoza and Cerro Aconcagua

Mendoza and Cerro Aconcagua

Mendoza, the provincial capital situated in the pre-mountainous Andes, it is one of the largest and most beautiful cities of Argentina.  Amongst its highlighted characteristics it contains tree filled streets, gardens, pathways and trolleybuses.  Mendoza is the heart of the viticulture activity in the country and the starting point for practicing adventure and mountain sports: skiing, mountain climbing and rafting.

From the city you can enter Dique Carrizal, 33 miles southeast of Mendoza. It's ideal for camping and nautical sports. It's also worth traveling the route that takes you to Chile this way you can visit the Volcano Tupungato Provincial Park, Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge), Los Penitentes Winter complex and principally the Aconcagua Provincial Park.

Lastly you will find Cerro Aconcagua. Also called el "Techo de América" (the roof of America), it's the highest of mountains in the Cordillera of the Andes and the American continent. The top elevates up to 6.959 meters above sea level: it is the objective or goal of all mountain climbers of all parts of the world, it's ascension to the top is a difficult task and requires someone who is well prepared in mountain climbing and a good planner.

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