Discover the charm and splendor on an exciting Argentina tour with a 4 day Mendoza tour complete with culture, wine, and delectable food.
• Discover the splendor of Mendoza
• Enjoy a delectable wine tour to the finest wineries in Argentina
• Travel to the stunning Andes Mountains
• See the many colors of Aconcagua Hill
You will be greeted and moved to the Red Wine Club Hotel in the city centre upon arrival at Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport.
Prior to your city tour, the rest of the day will be open for you to relax.
Mendoza is situated about 700 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, renowned for its wine. A successful synthesis of Spanish, Italian and indigenous cultures is a great illustration of Mendoza.
Your journey starts after being picked up at your hotel, where Don Pedro del Castillo founded the town in 1561, at the Museo del área fundacional and the Jesuit ruins, the remains of the town after the 1861 earthquake.
Continue our tour to the main square surrounded by the Cathedral (St. Francis’ Basilica), the former Banco Hipotecario (now the Ministry of Culture and Tourism), the Andean Exchange and the former Bank of Mendoza (now the Contemporary Art Space), the squares of Independencia and Spain, the Government House Civic District and Enoteca.
Later, you can enter the prestigious residential area of Emilio Civit Lane, which leads to General San Martin Park (370 ha), where you can relax and enjoy the calmness of its landscapes.
You will then join the famous gates of the Marly, Rosedal and Lake horses before you reach the Cerro de la Gloria, where you will find the Monument to San Martín and his army. Then you will go to Challao, where, along with spectacular views of the mountains, there is the Shrine which venerates the Virgin of Lourdes.
You will be free to discover the area as you wish after walking through the highlight of the city.
You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon and head for the region of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu, where the best wineries are.
You can visit three different wineries, two of which are still using the traditional system, while the other is one of the region’s most modern.
Our journey will lead us to get to know the techniques of irrigation, a blend of cultures of immigration, and local specialties, all while being directed by a knowledgeable wine advancement team. You will learn the methods of vinification, procedures, bottling and wine labeling, followed by a tasting of the various lines provided by the wineries.
You will be taken back to your hotel in Mendoza after enjoying a beautiful afternoon sipping the finest wines in the region.
You will be picked up by your guide after breakfast and drive along the Mendoza River, enjoying amazing views of the majestic Cordon del Plata mountain range and the Potrerillos Dam, a colossal engineering feat that is invaluable for the area, from the hydraulic power produced and water distributed for irrigation.
Our next stop will be the pre-Hispanic settlement of Uspallata, aboriginal Huarpes, and the southernmost point of the Inca Empire, reaching farther than the Peruvian Inca Trail. The Vaults of Uspallata, ancient “adobe” (mud) buildings where local minerals were refined and used by the Chaplain Fray Luis Beltran to cast cannons and weapons, will also be discovered from here.
We will have free time to take the chair lift to the mountains to enjoy stunning panoramic views after visiting the villages of Picheuta, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas, and Los Penitentes ski resort.
Later, we will fly to Puente del Inca, home to unique natural architecture and hot springs along the road.
Continuing our journey 2750 meters above sea level, you can reach the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, 6959 meters of the Colossus of the Americas, from where they went to Laguna Horcones and to the Provincial Park of Aconcagua.
We will hit our ultimate destination, the European-style village of Las Cuevas, situated 3200 meters above sea level, following the international road.
Between Las Cuevas and the international tunnel, the road takes us up to the monument of “Cristo Redentor,” 4200 meters above sea level, symbolizing the union between Argentina and Chile.
You will then be moved back to your hotel in Mendoza.
You will check in at your hotel in the morning after breakfast and you will have free time before your car picks you up to take you to the airport.