Mendoza is well known for its vast range of surrounding mountains. A scenic drive about a hundred or so kilometres out of the city brings you to the Aconcagua Provincial Park and the mammoth, Aconcagua mountain.
Located in the Andes mountain range, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern hemispheres. Covered with a dusting of snow and draped with drifting clouds, it stands majestically amongst the nearby mountains.
We took a long drive from the heart of Mendoza to the Aconcagua Provincial Park; the perfect viewpoint on a wonderfully sunny day.
As sunny as it was, the extreme winds were nothing but ice cold! So wrap up warm and try not to get blown away!
The Park has beautiful routes, lakes and wildlife along the way and various viewpoints for you to stop and admire nature at its best.
We arrived on Sunday, quite close to the end of opening hours which meant we had the entire park to ourselves.
Nothing but billowing winds, strong rays of sunshine, birds serenading us with their melodies and Aconcagua herself.
Mendoza is all about nature and its offerings so I suggest making the most of it. After my first three weeks in Peru, Bolivia & Chile, I spent my time in Mendoza just eating, drinking and taking in its natural surroundings.
Popular activities include: hiking, horseback riding, paragliding, whitewater rafting and of course, having a glass or two of the notorious Malbec with a side of good Argentine steak!
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