Now THIS is a Crazy Mountain Road in the Chilean Andes

Mountain Road from Argentina to Chile in the Andes

Our map and guidebook showed that the road from Mendoza, Argentina to Santiago, Chile had to pass through the rocky Andes Mountains, the world’s longest continental mountain range and second highest mountain range next to the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet.

We scored front row seats on the upper-deck of the tourist-style bus, giving us incredible unobstructed views of the dry, desert-like landscapes.

A few minutes after our passports were stamped at the Argentina-Chile border crossing, our bus turned the corner and presented THIS insane view!

The road is well paved and the bus took the tight hairpins at a slow pace, but that didn’t stop us from getting butterflies in our stomachs. We were, after all, on the upper deck of the bus, which gave us the sinking feeling that it could flip over at any moment.

There were a few nauseating moments when we wished we had caught the short international flights instead, but this was one of those rare bus trips that acted more like a tour than international transportation.

Can you imagine driving this switchback in the middle of winter?!


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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.