Mendoza - Where wines are born and the sun always shines
Mendoza
Province
Mendoza
Distance from Buenos Aires
1037 km.
Flight time from Buenos Aires
1hr. 50min.
GDS Code
MDZ
Weather
Temperature
Period
Summer
Min:18º/Max:33º
Dec 21st
Mar 21st
Autumm
Min:3º/Max:15º
Mar 21st
Jun 21st
Winter
Min:2º/Max:11º
Jun 21st
Sep 21st
Spring
Min:15º/Max:26º
Sep 21st
Dec 21st
 
 

Mendoza is the capital city of Mendoza Province, in Argentina. It is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. Mendoza is the fourth largest census metropolitan area in the country.
The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging wine tourism destination and base for exploring the hundreds of wineries in the region.
The city is a frequent stopover for climbers on their way to Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere) and for adventure travellers interested in mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and other sports. In the winter, skiers come to the city for its easy access to the Andes.
Two of the main industries of Mendoza area are olive oil production and wine making.

Activities:
Leisure
Mendoza's top wines, gourmet food, charming accommodation and wonderful mountains landscapes.

Wine & Cuisine
Enjoying  exciting regional cuisine and be introduced to many excellent wines and boutique wineries. Visit the wine mecca of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú & Uco Valley, Sample superb high - end Malbecs, Learn how to taste wines like a pro.

Adventure Tourism
High peaks (Aconcagua, Mercedario, Tupungato) and snow fields are ideal for mountain winter sports, while foothills are suitable for hang-gliding and paragliding. Canoeing and windsurfing can be practiced in reservoirs and lagoons, while rafting takes place in the Mendoza, Diamante, Atuel and San Juan rivers. In the Barreal El Leoncito plateau, an uncommon sport - known as "carrovelismo" – (windsurfing on tricycles with sails) is also practiced. La Rioja, Mendoza, and San Juan offer horseback rides to see guanacos and vicuñas.

Skiing:
Mendoza has important winter resorts (Penitentes, Vallecitos and especially, Las Leñas).

Sport Fishing
The clear cold waters descending from the Andes Range and forming natural streams and lakes allow for the growth of rainbow and brown trout. You can also fish pejerrey and trout in the region’s rivers and reservoirs. Season: after seasonal ice break-up and thaw.

Fiestas, Trips
National Wine Harvest Fiesta held in Mendoza by the beginning of March, and Carnivals in La Rioja. There are casinos in La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Las Leñas, San Rafael, San Luis, Potrero de los Funes, Villa de Merlo and Villa Mercedes. There are also interesting visits to wine cellars

Flavours
Some of the typical meals are locro, tamales, empanadas (meat pies), carbonada and chanfaina. Chicha (made with maize flour and water fermented in earthenware pots), aloja (obtained from the fermentation of carob pods), the excellent wines of Mendoza, San Juan and La Rioja, and Calingasta cider (San Juan).

Shopping
Textiles. Tapestries from La Rioja, and fabrics from Mendoza with Huarpe or Araucano designs. Silver work. Silver mate vessels from San Francisco del Monte de Oro and La Rioja. Leatherwork. Braided leather harnesses from Valle Fértil, San Juan. And also... wines of the region; green onyx pieces and basketwork (San Luis).

 

Picture Gallery

 

Programs

MENDOZA 4 Days – 3 Nights

Day 1
Airport Arrival
Meet and greet with INFOBA DMC Argentina´s guide at airport
Transfer from Airport to hotel in Mendoza
Free time for leisure
Overnight at Hotel in Mendoza

- Optional: 1 night at luxury lodge at the foothills of the Andes beside Mendoza’s vineyards

Day 2
Breakfast
The Wine Route full day tour
The wineries are located all over the region, and some of the most important are visited on the Wine Tours. On the wine routes we can enjoy from different vineyards located on the center and west side of Mendoza, and its excellent wines. The prestigious vineyard areas are located on the districts of: Godoy Cruz, Guaymallén, Luján de Cuyo and Maipú, it is 750 and 1100 meters over the sea level and its vineyards are irrigated by the Mendoza river water that comes from the thaw of the Andes. The wine routes were made for you, on half or full day tours,visitors can visit different vineyards and other interesting historical and cultural places while observing marvelous landscapes.

Lunch at Boutique Winery with beverages included

Day 3
Breakfast
High Mountains tour
The Alta Montaña (High Mountains) excursion is an unforgettable experience in which tourists have the unique opportunity of following the same route the Liberator of America took. The tour in the Andes Range begins at Route 7, an old road to the trans-Andean country Chile. During the Alta Montaña excursion, tourists will visit the most interesting touristic points in the area: Potrerillos and its impressive Dyke, Uspallata Valley, the Historical Bridge over Picheuta River, Punta de Vacas, Los Penitentes ski resort, the Inca Bridge, Aconcagua Vantage Point, and Las Cuevas. Cristo Redentor Monument, located at 4200 m above sea level, is also included in this wonderful tour. Undoubtedly, the Alta Montaña excursion is a really picturesque tour in which tourists can admire the natural beauty around this Cuyo city.

Day 4
Breakfast
Transfer from hotel to Airport with INFOBA DMC Argentina´s guide

END OF THE PROGRAM

 
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