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Minas de Paramillos

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Address: Ruta Prov. 52 | 25 Km Al NE de Uspallata, Las Heras, Mendoza 5500, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 261 425-9000
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Since 1620 conquerors came to this place in search of minerals.We begin by...

Since 1620 conquerors came to this place in search of minerals.We begin by touring the ruins where our guides introduce us to the history and myths of the place. After that, we get into the mine for an exciting expedition along the galleries observing different minerals and learning about how miners used to work in the mine.Activities:-Mine trekking-Mine trekking with rappel inside the chimneys-Quads-Lunch: Traditional “asado” (BBQ) with salads

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Great adventure

Loved it. Rapelling was lots of fun, even for those who had never done it. Very interesting. Well trained guides. Lots of fun. Definitely recommend it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Loved it. Rapelling was lots of fun, even for those who had never done it. Very interesting. Well trained guides. Lots of fun. Definitely recommend it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

The tour is around 10 hours but the car ride in total is around 6.5 hours. The destination for the tour is 120k away from mendoza downtown. But it took us 3 hours one way to get there as the guide Mariano used a really small and old car. The last 30 mins were on a super bumpy broken road... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Professional company working with English speaking guides on request. Relatively long drive from Mendoza to the mines but through wonderful landscape...a welcome extra. Tour is challenging at times but guides lead you through it. Asado lunch is delicious. This tour beats other options in environment, an absolute must!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

I am student studying in Mendoza for the year and 8 students from our group went to las minas de paramillos a couple weeks ago. We had an incredible experience. We were able to get picked up in the center of Mendoza and taken out to the mines. Then we did the tour with the rappelling. We all loved it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

When you're trying to dry out between wineries we'd highly suggest you head up to Minas de Paramillos. My wife and I had a great time making our way through the mines with our guide Mariano. I've toured the salt mines in Poland before and this was a much more raw experience by far. You are given a safety harness,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

This tour was really cool! A couple of the tunnels in the mine are very tight, so if you are claustrophobic, this is probably not for you. Repelling down the mine shaft was pretty neat. Overall, an interesting, very reasonably priced activity in Mendoza. The asado afterwards was huge and delicious. One of the drawbacks is that the guide didn't... More 

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