This small city, bathed in sunshine, is one of the centers of Argentine wine production. It forms the southern point of Argentina’s wine route, which extends some 1200 miles and contains over 2000 wineries. Choose to stay in a hotel in the city center or, for a unique experience, stay in a wine lodge on a winery, with opportunities for wine tasting, hiking, and horseback riding. Spend the afternoon exploring Mendoza, with its numerous parks and ornately decorated plazas.
Take a tour of one of the many nearby wineries. Famed producers such as Catena, Trapiche, and Norton, as well as many others, offer tours and tastings of excellent Malbec wines.
Travel outside of Mendoza and climb into the Andes for unparalleled views of towering mountains peaks including Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Americas; visit Puente del Inca, a colorful natural rock bridge; and spend some time in idyllic mountain villages.
Enjoy some down time and explore Mendoza independently or choose to take an optional tour to the Uco Valley for wine tastings and lunch. Adventure seekers may consider going river rafting, horseback riding or biking.
A private transfer will take you to the airport for your onward flight or consider crossing the Andes to Santiago, Chile; a great base for exploring Chile’s Maipo wine region, famous for its exquisite Cabernets.
South American Specialist for Travel4Real & Italy4Real
Our staff includes Blake Lieberman who is a specialist in travel to and within South America.
Blake began his travel career while living in Argentina and has worked and lived in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
Blake first visited South America in 1990 and has traveled extensively throughout the continent. Blake currently is an expert in travel to Europe and South America.