Andes Mountains
Andes Mountains
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Measuring 4,500 miles from north to south, the Andes Mountain range is one of the largest in the world.
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Bob M
Moncks Corner, SC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
THe veiws were amazing and i had so much fun it was the best everyone you should go because it is just amazing
Written 17 November 2023
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Traveller
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
On recent tour of SA we had originally booked flights from Santiago to Buenos Aires but found ourselves with a spare day so looked into hiring a car for a road trip but found it wasn’t possible to take a hire car across the border. No trains either. We came across a review somewhere about a bus trip and got excited about the thought of travelling by land through the Andes as we thought the views would be even more spectacular than flying.

We were not disappointed. This route was one of the high lights of our whole trip. 5 hours of spectacular, dramatic. Incredible views with not many other vehicles around. Sadly, as usual, the photos we took do not do it justice at all to the point where I am slightly reluctant to show anyone! The terrain changes significantly from the green of Santiago, stark baroness of the Andes, then it’s quite something to see green again at the other end.

We travelled with Andesmar, the coach was very clean and seats were large and comfortable. You aren’t able to book more than a month in advance but you can reserve seats we had two at the top front which really paid off.

At the border, everyone had to get off and go through a passport check, all the luggage is taken off and the the bus searched. A little tip, it was really cold in the lofty hanger type building and not possible to get back on the bus for a jumper. Also, no loo roll on the bus so take your own.

We had tea/coffee, long life bun and sandwich offered during the trip so best to take your own if you prefer something else as no opportunity to buy anything en route.

I would definitely recommend this trip and would do it again even though it’s sited as a dangerous road I am guessing that certain times of the year are more dangerous as maybe the roads are busier.

P.s. Mendoza is a good place to stop, lots of pavement cafes/restaurants and craft beer bars, every street is tree lined and of course it’s the home of Malbec!
Written 18 December 2019
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tpm5150
San Diego, CA149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Turistik Chile, operator: Leave the hustle and bustle of Santiago behind for a day and breathe in the fresh mountain air! As Victor navigates the roads carved in the mountainous terrain, Jorge will educate you on the creation and evolution of the Andes, and the varying colors which paint the mountains. Visits to the town of Falleranos and the ski resort, Valle Nevado, provide panoramic views. Don’t forget layered clothing, hats, and gloves! Stunning ... breathtaking ... speechless!
Written 28 April 2019
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SavantIII_11
Centerville, OH1,03,739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
We had the great, good fortune to view the sunrise over the Andes, as our flight descended into Santiago.

Our visit in late September offered a few views of the Andes from Santiago.
Written 14 October 2018
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
With a visit to Chile, we felt that a visit to the Andes was a must. So we booked a day trip through AndoAndes Chile. For those looking for a more relaxed hike within one day, this was a good option.

It was incredibly busy when we went, which happened to be a holiday. It was funny to see so many locals and South American tourists (e.g., from Brazil) here to experience the 'novelty' of snow. Tourists and tour groups make a special stop for snow pants, snow boots and gloves. This was not really needed, unless you want to roll around in the snow and go tobogganing (which many were indeed doing).

Our tour ended with wine and cheese outside, with a beautiful view.
Written 2 October 2018
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MikeyMackTravels
Prague, Czech Republic3,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
What else can you say about the Andes. Beautiful mountain range. Longest in the world. Vast in size. So many things to see and do traveling through this mountain range. Wish we had more time.
Written 1 October 2018
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chris2pherwong
Canton of Zug, Switzerland398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Took a day tour from Santiago with Viator and visited Embasse el Yejo and Cajon del Maipo. Beautiful places and look great in the pics. Drive there was very long though and on the weekend it was super crowded. A pleasant visit and worth doing just to seen the Andes mountains. However, the high price we paid on Viator to see 2 attractions albeit with a simple picnic thrown in was not worth it, as compared to half of what we paid to tour the stunning Torres del Paine in Patagonia. The Viator guide Francesco was also irritating by talking himself up (he made himself sound like a superhero *eyerolls*) and his incesant chatter grated on my nerves. I later found out he was supposed to accompnay us on the walk to the lake in El Yeso but did not and consequently, we lost him for about 30min when we returned. Bah!
Written 5 September 2018
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Andes are such a spectacular view from any point of observation, being it from the airplane before landing in Santiago or from anywhere in the city. Snowy peaks all year round. If you travel from Santiago to Mendoza you will see a spectacular view as well. From Santiago to the seaside there is a point along the motorway from where you can see the Aconcagua, the highest peak in America.
Written 1 July 2018
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Vivienne N Keit... A
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
We were fortunate to see this famous Andes mountain range from the air Absolutely fabulous with the snow capped peaks It seems to go on for miles We went in November and you can see how amazing it was for us
Written 6 June 2018
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CatchBooker
New Mills, UK287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
Did this during my Scenic Tour of South America which started in Chile, crossed through Argentina and ended in Brazil. Looking through old photos of the journey inspired me to write a review, the red rock is somewhat reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, its quite dry and barren up in the Andes and I distinctly remember a sweeping breeze as we were crossing over the border patrol.

Ideally I would of preferred to fly but this was an interesting experience, as you gradually ascend the winding serpentine-like roads the huge lorry's below you begin to get smaller and smaller, even though it was a glorious day there was still snow atop of the peaks. The red rock and vastness and solitude that the Andes offers makes me wander why no Sci-Fi Films have ever been filmed up here...probably not the easiest place to get to.

Looking back on it the rugged views and chance to stretch your legs whilst getting through customs outweighs the inconvenience of the long journey, at the time didn't enjoy it but as I currently sit in an office it seems kind of cool. recommended.
Written 25 February 2018
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