Mendoza
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  • From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

    1. From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get on the road for a full day of exploration in the Andes. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, begin by taking the dirt roads through Villavicencio where you can catch amazing views of the highest peaks in the Andes. Reach Uspallata Valley and make your first stop at the town of Uspallata where the native Huarpes settled during the pre-Hispanic era. Take your time to soak in the Andean scenery and grab a snack. Continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas where you can reach one of the best Mendoza ski resorts, Los Penitentes. Take the opportunity to snap some photos before getting to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 2,720 meters above sea level formed when the Las Cuevas River bored through the mountain side. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. Journey towards the Chilean border and notice ...

    a very good day tour, long journey though , but worthed ,they work professional, when they noticed we were not spanish speaker, they solved the problem by finding alternative guide who speak both languages before starting the tour.

  • From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

    2. From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

    The tour departs Mendoza in the early morning and heads 260 km south, driving for approximately 4 hours to the modern city of San Rafael. Located in the middle of an oasis, San Rafael is a popular provider of energy, wine, and adventure tourism. With your guide, visit some of the city’s most important sites including Villa 25 de Mayo, a so-called living museum where the city was founded. After your tour of the city, visit the nearby Valle Grande Dam to learn about the imposing Atuel Canyon which starts 70 km away from San Rafael city and runs into the dam. The canyon is a geological wonder and was formed millions of years ago by rough winds and the waters of the Atuel River. Spend the rest of the day at the Valle Grande Dam riverside base where you can enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant and admire breathtaking views of the canyon. The base also offers an array of optional added-extra...

  • Mendoza: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

    3. Mendoza: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

    Mendoza is one of the greatest wine regions of the world. With more than 1,500 wineries spread out through Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco and Maipu regions, explore wide open spaces with nothing but vines, mountain grandeur and blue skies. Mendoza is a successful example of an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region, that turned the desert into a modern-day oasis. Visit two wineries, taste wine, walk amidst vineyards and learn how the wine is made. Then enjoy a special lunch accompanied by excellent wines suggested by the wineries. Visit two selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo, Maipú or Valle de Uco regions. Your enologist guides will explain the process of winemaking. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. Have an incredible lunch in one of th...

    It was a fantastic trip, but was disappointed that we went to Santa Julia and not the Bodega Zuccardi Valle de Uco as described on the advertisement. This should be changed immediately as we were expecting to go there.

  • Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

    4. Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

    Visit the unmissable Mendoza High Mountain on your Argentinian trip. Start the day with a delicious breakfast in Uspallata, and then travel through Cacheuta town and Potrerillos Dam on your way to the mountain. Discover the historic sites of the surrounding areas including Picheuta bridge and the nearby Incas ruins, and Inca bridge. Then arrive at Aconcagua park to marvel at the views and walk to the beautiful Horcones Lagoon. Next, learn all about the history of the Villas las Cuevas and Penitentes before stopping back at Uspallata to enjoy a traditional Argentinean BBQ.

  • Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

    5. Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

    Discover main sights of the charming city of Mendoza in this Panoramic City Tour with a visit to San Martin Park. Explore the old and new areas of Mendoza, known for its architectural layout, traditional trees, and wide sidewalks. Walking through the beautiful streets, get in touch with the history and culture of the local people, who have transformed the desert into an oasis of prosperity. Start the tour by visiting La Alameda, the Foundational Area (Plaza Pedro del Castillo), Aquarium, Serpentarium, main avenues of the downtown, Plaza Independencia, the Memorial, the Civic District, and Emilio Civit Avenue. Then, visit the General San Martin Park, the green heart of the city with almost 500 forested hectares. There, explore the little groves, rose garden, and lake area. Finally, ascend to Cerro de la Gloria with its monument to the Liberation Army of Chile and Peru, and within a shor...

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What people are saying about Mendoza

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Absolutely fantastic tour in spite of the rain (a rarity in Mendoza). Jaw-dropping views, beautiful sites, an incredibly knowledgeable guide, and a wonderful bus driver. I genuinely could not have hoped for a better tour. My one piece of advice is to bring Dramamine if you tend to get carsick. It's better to be safe than sorry as you travel through some winding mountain roads during parts of the tour.

Marta was a great guide and Cristian a very confident driver on difficult mountain roads. Marta was well prepared, had lots of local knowledge, and organized a great tour. A must take tour from Mendoza. So much to see for nature lovers

a very good day tour, long journey though , but worthed ,they work professional, when they noticed we were not spanish speaker, they solved the problem by finding alternative guide who speak both languages before starting the tour.

The tour absolutely met my expectations. The guide had great knowledge and I was picked up at my hostel on time. The mountains are very impressive.

The Jamil guide is exceptionally kind and competent