The rugged wilderness of majestic Mendoza awaits you, as you go on this exciting trek through the canyon---filled landscapes of Quebrada (Ravine) del Salto, with the backdrop of the majestic snow---capped Andes Mountain range. We’ll then embrace our adventurous side, upon reaching beautiful Quebrada del Salto Waterfall, where you’ll not just enjoy a beautiful view, but have the opportunity to rappel down it!
Our trek starts off with an hour and a half hike along the Virgin Trail, where we’ll take in some gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Once we’ve reached --- and marveled at --- the pristine, 235 feet (72 meters) Quebrada del Salto Waterfall, we’ll have the chance to rappel down a rock wall next to it. Our expert guide will introduce us to the basic concepts of rappelling and safety, and we’ll be provided with the necessary equipment. After we’re securely strapped, comes time to feel the rush of adrenaline, as we head out over the huge, rocky walls!
After our adrenaline---infused rappelling experience, we’ll head back on a different hiking trail, to take in a different perspective of the natural beauty that surrounds us – and build memories as we fill up our cameras! Finally, we’ll return to our base to enjoy some lunch, and beautiful nature views in a restaurant ensconced in the banks of the Mendoza River.
Important: This trek and rappel tour lasts half a day. You can chill out and relax the other half of the day at our base, located next to the Mendoza River. Optionally, you can combine this tour with one of these other half day tours (which also start at our base): a half---day river---rafting adventure (includes 1 hour of rafting), half---day canopy/zip---lining tour, or a half---day mountain bike tour.
Important: the tour’s exact itinerary and duration may change subject to weather conditions and decisions of the tour guide to optimize your tour experience.
Difficulty: moderate. If you prefer to opt out of the rappelling adventure, you can relax while the other travelers do the rappelling.
Duration: The tour has a half-day duration, and can be combined with another half-day tour starting at the same base. The return to the hotel is usually at the end of the day, regardless.
Guide: group guide (only during the tour). No guide present during transfers from and to your hotel. The maximum group size for this tour is approximately 23 travelers.
Vehicle: group vehicle (transfers to and from tour base take a total of around 3 hours).
Includes: rappelling gear and lunch (beverages not included).