Hiking “Cajón de los Arenales” from Mendoza or Uco Valley

  • Trekking Cajón Arenales

Tunuyán, Mendoza

The trekking through Cajón de los Arenales, in the area of Tunuyán, Mendoza, is an excursion that offers a wonderful combination of landscape and history.

There you will find rocky mountains, valleys, lagoons and small river branches.

The historical part of this adventure is found in Paso del Portillo, which reaches 4300 meters above sea level, and it is through this pass that General San Martín returned after his liberating feat through Peru, Chile and Argentina. Thanks to this road, it is very easy to reach 3,000 meters above sea level.

For this hike you do not need to have previous experience, but it is ideal if you are doing regular physical activity.

We offer you the pleasure of making a journey with the intensity you want, and with an attractive program that combines nature and history.

Pick up 8:30 am

2.3 hours car trip, 140 km one way

Hiking time: 5/6 hours.

Mendoza arrival 6:30 pm

  • Professional trekking guide
  • Pick up from your accommodations
  • Snacks (fruits, cereal bar)
  • Lunch box (homemade bread, cheese, salami, and more)
  • First aids personal trained
  • Insurance


  • Tips

Not included

  • Pick up further away 20 km of Mendoza City
  • Non mentioned services

How fit should I be?

This walk that does not have any technical difficulty, but it is important to do some type of exercise on a regular basis.

What if I have a dietary restriction or I am vegetarian?

If you need a special menu or are vegetarian, we can adapt it to your needs.

What should I wear?

Long pants, coat, windbreaker, cap, sunglasses, trainers or trekking shoes.