Founded in 1561, Mendoza is the most important province of Cuyo region and has a privilege location at the foot of the Andes that allows the city to have a stunning view of Mount Aconcagua, the highest in America. Their departments Guaymallén, Godoy Cruz, Las Heras and the cities of Maipu and Lujan de Cuyo, constitute quintessential wine areas of the province. There are a large number of wineries that carry out the production of fine wines of the highest quality that are exported throughout the world, many of which can be visited by tourists and conduct tastings. The city has a lot of green spaces, irrigation channels and endless cultural sightseeing and monuments that make you discover the beauty and history of this city characterized also by its very clean. Mendoza, has a range of possibilities for tourists, both for urban life and for the ecological and natural tourism. Its proximity to the Andes makes it an unbeatable destination for adventure tourism: trekking, rafting and mountaineering accompanied by spectacular scenery and nature. It is known as “The land of sun and good wine”.
We will visit an olive oil factory and the most well-known wineries, where we will taste great wines. Professional guides will be waiting for us to give a full explanation about the architectural style of the winery, the wine-making process, and how to taste wines. We will finish the tour visiting the Carrodilla`s Church, which is closely related to the history of Mendoza and its vineyards.
Visit, walk and enjoy the vastness of the mountain is what is proposed in the road, noted for its rich landscape. Drive south from the city of Mendoza to take National Route 7 that will take the path of High Mountain. We will pass through areas of extraordinary beauty in the area Cacheuta, Villa de Potrerillos and Uspallata Valley. Visit the historic bridge Picheuta. Pass by Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas. Then arrive at Los Penitentes ski resort and soon to Puente del Inca with its fascinating geological formation. Visit the Aconcagua Provincial Park to get from there an unbeatable view of Cerro Aconcagua. Continue to Las Cuevas, Argentina last town. Return to Mendoza by the same way. Christ the Redeemer is only possible to come in the months of December to February.
Mendoza can rely on great world known wineries, but not just that. Olive oil is also another very important product for our economy, so this tour intends to show the work of outstanding producers in their original areas: Maipú and Luján de Cuyo.
The tour starts at 9, picking our passengers from their hotels in Mendoza City. The first winery we visit is Don Manuel Villafañe, a modern family winery in which guided tour and tasting are provided. Straight after, we head to Olivícola Pasrai, an olive oil factory in which we will get to know the process of olive oil making . An olive oil tasting is provided, together with other deli foods to try (olive paté, sundried tomatoes on homemade bread). Our next tour and tasting takes place at the winery of Luigi Bosca followed by a Picnic of regional flavors in the winery Altavista.
To the east of the city, Maipú transports us to the past. Experience the origin of wine in Argentina. Visit three wineries that opened the path of viticulture here in Argentina and still have conserved their family traditions to this day, forming an important part of the production of wines in Mendoza.
This tour is designed to share and enjoy an excellent day of wines. We will visit some of the most important and renowned wineries of this region. This experience is shared by fellow passengers who enjoy the same interest for this fascinating beverage. In this way each guest is able to enjoy every detail of the visits during this dynamic tour with a perfect ending of a lunch with more wines to taste.
An original and enjoyable way to discover the vineyards, the wineries, and the amazing wine región of Luján de Cuyo.
The main goal of this activity is to enjoy a tour outdoors surrounded by the unique scenery of the Andes and the vineyards.
Our visitors will get to know three different wineries and their vineyards. At the wineries, guided tours will be provided, and also several tastings of the well-known wines they produce. At the end of the tour, in the last winery, a first class lunch with matching wines will be served.
Lujan de Cuyo, land of Malbec, invites you to experience the legendary and other great varietals of wines produced in this region. We will visit and taste wines in world-renowned wineries.
This High class Tour is designed to share and enjoy a complete and excellent day of wines. We will visit some of the most important and prominent wineries in this region. We propose living this experience in small groups, with wine travelers who share the same interest in this fascinating beverage. Thereby you can appreciate every detail of the visits, interacting with wine… and as perfect outcome to this dynamic tour, a full gourmet lunch.
“The mountains and the beautiful views in Uco Valley prepare our senses to experience the aromas and flavors of these high-altitude wines. Not to mention, the visits in wineries Salentein, Domaine Bousquet and Andeluna Cellars all of which make world renowned wines from this precious land, complete the tour.”
This high-end tour is designed for you to share and enjoy an excellent day of wine. We will visit some of the most important and highlighted wineries in the region. We propose you to live this experience in small groups of travelers who share the same interest in wine. This way, you can appreciate every detail of the visits and the end to this perfect tour is a truly gourmet lunch.
This activity is ideal for groups. Each participant will have the chance to create their own blend or assemblage from samples of different varietals.
The activity starts with a visit to the winery and a guided wine tasting. After an introductory talk, the participants are given the necessary material to create their own blend, bottle it and design their own label. Finally, a jury led by the winery’s oenologist and sommelier will assess the wines and give an award to the best blend and the best label.
Once in the base of operations, the guides will give us instructions on security measures. In this way, we will be able to feel safe and at the same time to enjoy this exciting adventure while having a great time together. Then, we will go for a leisurely ride all along from the foothills (“pedemonte”) to higher mountains. After that we will enjoy a great barbeque with the best Malbec wine.
Start: We will leave Mendoza City to head for our base of operations located just 35 minutes away from down town. Since it is situated at 4.593 feet a.s.l., we will be astonished by its magnificent view.
Activity: Once in the base of operations, the guides will give us instructions on security measures. In this way, we will be able to feel safe and at the same time to enjoy this exciting adventure while having a great time together. Then, we will go for a leisurely ride all along from the foothills (“pedemonte”) to higher mountains. Visit to Krontiras Winery.
• Departure & Arrival: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (approx.)
• Availability: Every days
• Time frame: 1 hours and 30 minutes horseback riding
• Services included: Transfer in-out, bilingual guide, barbeque, beverage and personal insurance
• Suggestions: You should wear: Comfortable clothes, long trousers, raincoat, and sun cream
The tour begins at the Nieto Senetiner Winery where the horses will be ready to start the 1 hour 30 minute horseback ride through the vineyards to take photos and learn about the cultivation of the vines. At the end of the ride, lunch will be served at the winery complete with empanadas, a traditional gourmet Argentine asado, and different wines from the Nieto Senetiner winery. After lunch, there is a tour through the winery with a guided wine tasting.
• Horseback ride through the Vistalba region of Luján de Cuyo in the Nieto Senetiner Vineyard
• Gourmet asado lunch at the winery´s restaurant
• Wednesday and Friday 10:30 – 15:30
• Insurance for each person
• Bilingual guide and transportation
• Operates with a minimum of two people per tour
In Mendoza, there are many different ways to experience the snowmelt waters of the Andes. For the adventurer, we offer rafting trips throughout the year on a Class III + river. All of our excursions are on the wild and scenic portion of the Mendoza River, above the Potrerillos Dam and Reservoir.
The continual river flow provides action throughout the decent. In summer, with high flows of snowmelt water, the Mendoza River carries rich sediment and forms large holes and haystack waves making exciting rapids. During the winter months the flows are much lower and allow one to appreciate the natural rock formations.
Our bilingual guides and safety kayakers lead the trips. They all have international experience and white water rescue certification. All participants are equipped with life vests (PDF), wetsuits, splash jackets, neoprene boots and a helmet. We use high quality gear. Our Hyside rafts are self-bailing, 14ft. long, and made of hypalon.
LOS ARBOLES – Adventure Park (ARE)
(4 PERSON MINIMUM)
Distance: 12 Km.
Duration on raft: 1 hour aprox
Difficulty: Clase II + / III+ (pleas ask)
Minimum age: 10 /12 years (consult for younger)
Westsuit and neoprene boots, splash jacket, helmet, paddle and life vest (PDF).
Professional bilingual guide. Mini demonstration, Safety talk and Safety Kayaker. All trips have Personal accident insurance.
This Trekking is intended for those who are not content with just a short visit to the Aconcagua Provincial Park. We will give you the opportunity to get closer to the mountain as you never did before; you will be walking the same path the expeditions do, will experience walking in high altitudes, and will get to Confluencia Base camp!
Schedules: From 08.00 to 20.30 hs
Maximum Altitude : 3390 masl
Park Permit not included
6 hs Trekking in Aconcagua Park, immersed in The Andes.
Amazing views of the highest peak in the Americas.
Flora and Fauna recognition.
Tour around “Confluencia” Base Camp (3390 MASL), way of many of the expeditions who seek to conquer the summit.
We will hear stories of people who achieved great feats.