You will start from the valley to delve into the magic of the relief, the fauna and the autochthonous flora of the Precordillera, until you arrive at the plain that extends for more than a thousand kilometers to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

You will feel the eternal presence of the original peoples (Huarpes and Incas), as well as that of the former mining workers.

Your feet will tread the path that led to freedom for the peoples of Argentina and Chile

Main Places of the Circuit

• La Cruz de Paramillo, dating from the 17th century, reminds us of the presence of the Jesuits in Mendoza. From this place you can see Cerro Aconcagua (6,962 masl), the highest peak in the American Continent.


• El Balcón de Villavicencio, is a marvelous geological formation with a fall of 80 meters. They are paleozoic rocks whose origin has been marine sediment.


• La Cuesta de Villavicencio, is part of a mountain road that connects the City of Mendoza with Uspallata, where history and nature are its main protagonists, making this journey unmissable.


• Villavicencio Hotel and its surroundings, icons of the Villavicencio Natural Reserve, a protected area that preserves an important part of Mendoza's cultural and natural heritage.


• The Ruins of Paramillos Mines, in its origins it was exploited by the Jesuits, where lead, silver and zinc were extracted. Currently they are used for mining trekking, with qualified guides.


• We will make a journey along the places visited by Charles Darwin, the famous naturist found and studied the petrified araucarias, which are 230 million years old.


• The vegetation and fauna of the Precordillera, the predominant vegetation is the jarilla and an important variety of cacti. The fauna is characterized by the abundance of guanacos and foxes that cross the slope. You can also see condors and choiques (the American ostrich). Occasionally they will see pumas.

Detalles Del Circuito

• Período: Year-round.

• Duration of the visits: 8 to 9 hours, depending on the time of the year.

Itinerary: (*)

Departure from Uspallata.
Paramillos Mining Ruins and the Darwin Forest.
Arribo a la Cruz de Paramillo. Vista del Cerro Aconcagua (6.962 msnm).
Balcón de Villavicencio.
Descent down the Cuesta de Villavicencio.
Visit to Vaquerías and Villavicencio Hotel.
Ascending Cuesta de Villavicencio.
Arrival at Uspallata.


(*) Ask about the options of starting the trip in Mendoza and Potrerillos.