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"Strategically Located" Top 5 Page for this destination Provincia de Mendoza Transportation Tip by Bwana_Brown

Provincia de Mendoza Transportation: 7 reviews and 5 photos

  Tall Poplar Trees in Uspallata
by Bwana_Brown

Located 105-km (65-miles) from Mendoza, the small town of Uspallata is almost exactly half-way to the Chilean border, deep in the Andes mountains. The population of 3500 people make their living supporting various outdoor activities and providing amenities to passengers on the Pan-American Highway as it passes through town.

Since this is the last major town between there and the border, our tour bus made a short stop at a small roadside cafe and craft market on both legs of our trip. Returning from the mountains, I could see the oasis of these tall green trees off in the distance. They were a welcome sight after the barren and dry slopes of the upper Mendoza River valley!

Some of us picked up cold beers while here, possibly helping to deal with the tunnels as we headed back to Mendoza!

Mode: TO
Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 30, 2008
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