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Portillo Argentino

Portillo Argentino (Argentina)

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  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
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  • Mountain
  • Horse
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
100 km by car from Mendoza
When to go
Between November and April
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Portillo Argentino

Caroline Gourmaud Travel writer
221 travel articles

Portillo Argentino is on the route to Portillo Piuquenes or Paso Portillo, the path in the heart of the Andes which joins Argentina to Chile, about 100 km from Mendoza.

My suggestion:
You need to know that if you want to explore Portillo Piuquenes and Portillo Argentino on horseback then you have to go there between December and March. 

Portillo Argentino is a passage at an altitude of 3,400 metres, about a hundred kilometres from Mendoza in the department of Tunuyán. You'll find Portillo Argentino on the route to Portillo Piuquenes, between the Scaravelli and Real de la Cruz refuges. This trail was used by General San Martin and his troops 200 years ago during the war for the liberation of Chile from the Spanish yoke. 

If you want to explore the marvellous panorama of the Andes and Portillo Argentillo, I recommend you take a trek on foot or on horseback. You'll leave Mendoza by car and when you get Manzano Histórico you'll climb on your horse, or put on your boots! It's up to you which! You should allow about 4 days and 3 nights in the heart of Andean nature. Nights are either in a refuge or in a tent. That's also a question of preference...

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