Mendoza Journals

Andes - Ruta 7 Chile-Argentina

A February 2004 trip to Mendoza by DaviesUK

Puente Del Inca Sulphur Springs Photo, Mendoza, Argentina More Photos
Quote: Ruta 7, from Mendoza to Chile across the Andes, is a fantastic, must-see journey. Follow in the footsteps of San Martin the Liberator, whose 3000-men march across the Andes helped free Chile and Peru 200 years ago!
Puente Del Inca Sulphur Springs Photo, Mendoza, Argentina
This extraordinary-looking building is in fact only 100 years old. Situated high in the Andes on the route from Mendoza to Chile, it used to be an hotel. The natural spring water here, which bubbles up from the ground like a 'cup of champagne', is full of sulphur, which coats and colours everything yellow.

At Puente Del Inca, you can see the hotel, the springs, and the river just a few miles from the Chile/Argentina border crossing. Also buy hand-knitted alpaca.

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Puente Del Inca Sulphur Springs
Puente Del Inca
Mendoza, Argentina