Argentina Expedition: Trek Mendoza & the Valley of Tears

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: GGBU

From: £1570.00

On 13 October 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the remote Andes with 45 people on board. Stranded at 3600 metres with minimal supplies and nothing around but rock, ice and twisted metal, the survivors spent 72 days on the mountain before 16 of them were eventually rescued. The accident, which was immortalised in the 1993 film ‘Alive’, received significant global media attention when it was revealed that the survivors had resorted to cannibalism to make it through the ordeal. Beginning and ending in Mendoza, the heart of the Argentinean wine region, this expedition takes you trekking through the Andes to the site of the crash where you can pay your respects to the 29 victims amid the bittersweet beauty of this rugged mountain range. Highlights/r/n
  • Explore the heart of the Argentinean wine country then trek to the site of one of the most famous plane crashes in history.
  • Trek through the rugged Andes and see the bittersweet beauty the survivors were faced with.


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
09/02/2020 16/02/2020 12 £1650.00
15/03/2020 22/03/2020 12 £1570.00

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