Mendoza Winery Tour
Nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, Mendoza is a beautiful destination with an extensively varied portfolio of activities that caters for everyone. It is by far one of the most wonderful and enchanting destinations in Argentina. From the world renowned wineries and olive oils, fishing, horseback riding, climbing, hiking and trekking Cerro Aconcagua, to its beautiful countryside and fabulous culinary Asados (Argentinean BBQs).
Day 1: Arrive Mendoza
Flying into Mendoza is easy from either Buenos Aires or Santiago and it’s worth the short flight. You will often find Mendoza wines on international wine lists and for good reason. The greater Mendoza area is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. The perfect grape producing conditions in this area make Mendoza one of the most famous wine capitals of the world. For this reason alone, Mendoza has become a tourist destination for exploring the beautiful Argentinean countryside and wineries in the region.
To start off your Mendoza experience when you arrive into the airport you will have a transfer to your hotel situated in the heart of the wine region. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, we recommend having a stroll through the main streets of Mendoza and your stay in Mendoza will not be complete without feasting on a the prime Argentinean steak with a local Mendoza wine.
Day 2: Sightseeing Mendoza Half Day Winery tour
The morning is set aside to explore Mendoza at your own leisure before embarking on a winery tour in the afternoon in which you can familiarise yourself with some of the local produce and have a few tastings. The first location is to the south of Mendoza where you will visit two wineries set amongst magnificent vineyards. With special access to their cellars your senses will be delighted with the tastes and smells of the wines. This tour also takes you to the Cipolletti Dike, important for the irrigation system of the province, and the Carrodilla Church, with its picturesque image of the Patron of the Vineyards. Your driver will then take you back to your hotel .
Day 3: Mendoza High Country
Today’s excursion will be great at any time of the year and is the one that goes from Mendoza to the border with Chile, driving on excellent asphalting routes. During the trip, it is possible to see the filling process of the Potrerillos Dam and, in Cacheuta, there is a hotel with thermal waters and swimming pool, from which you will have a wonderful view of the whole valley.
Visiting las Bóvedas, the historic vaults made of adobe, an important place for the Andean Army during the freedom fights for Chile. You will visit Picheuta, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas and the famous town of Penitentes. The ski resorts of Mendoza only 167km away where on the chairlift provides a great scenery.
This great excursion provides a fantastic inside what the area around Mendoza has to offer.
Day 4: Depart Mendoza
This is the last day of your Mendoza package, depending on where you have previously came from we recommend travelling onto Buenos Aires or Santiago.
Onward Journey Suggestions
Depending on where your travels have taken you so far, we recommend:
Buenos Aires at a Glance, the Tango City of South America
Iguazu Falls, experience the power of these majestic Falls
By coach to Santiago; this will allow you to take in the wonderful landscape before leaving Argentina and catch a glimpse of the magnificent Aconcagua – the highest peak in the America’s continent and one of the seven magical summits attempted by mountain climbers around the world.