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Tupungato (Argentina)

Practical information about Tupungato

  • Park and garden
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
100 km by car from Mendoza
When to go
From October to March
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Tupungato

Caroline Gourmaud Travel writer
221 travel articles

Tupungato is the name of a town, a volcano and a provincial park in the Uco Valley, located around 100 kilometres from Mendoza.

My suggestion:
The region is famous for its wine-growing and for its fruit and nut production; so plenty of opportunity to top up your vitamin levels then!

Tupungato is a town of around 20,000 inhabitants located 100 kilometres from Mendoza and not far from the Chilean border. The town actually lies in the Uco Valley, a region particularly famous for its wine-growing. And Tupungato's speciality? Reds!

Since the Uco Valley became the Eldorado of Argentinian wine production, Tupungato has been continuously expanding. Though the town itself is not one of the essential places to see in Argentina, I do advise hiking enthusiasts to pay a visit to the Parc provincial de Tupungato, located quite close by. It's at this park you'll be able to see and admire the snow-capped summit of Tupungato, which reaches a height of around 6,500 metres.

Be sure to take a tour of Bodega Andeluna, a vineyard located at the foot of the volcano and one of the best in the region.

The Uco Valley
Eva Martin Travel writer
181 travel articles

Mendoza is both a town and an immense natural reserve in the province of Mendoza, whose star is the volcano of the same name.

My suggestion:
It's a great alternative if you would like to go into the high mountains but don't have enough money or can't fulfil the restrictions placed on visitors to Aconcagua Park.

Tupungato is beautiful. -  

There aren't many tourists there but the area has lots to offer. Whether you like walking over the roof of the world or not (the volcano's summit is at 6,820 metres and it's really not particularly hard to climb), you should come here. Of course, if you are going to include the region of Mendoza in your Argentinian itinerary, you are going to want to do some wine tasting. Tupungato is the perfect departure point if you want to visit the splendid Valle del Uco and take a top of the range tour of the most popular wines of the region. Personally, I loved it!

But if you are more of a nature lover, you can also explore this little known but magnificent reserve. The landscape is wonderful and it's also one of the places in the Andes where you can see condors. As to the volcano, I was happy to look at it from a distance, but even from there it's not half bad. In brief, you should go!

View of Tupungato volcano
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