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Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

1. Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

This tour amidst vineyards will show you how some human effort has transformed the desert into a modern-day oasis. You will learn all about how this was achieved through an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region. You will visit two or three selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo or Maipú regions. This is an area where your enologist guides will explain the process of wine making. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. You will then visit an olive oil factory, another specialty of the Mendoza region. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your accommodation in Mendoza City.

Mendoza: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

2. 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 the wineries, depending on the option selected.

Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

3. Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

Ride for 2 hours in the Andes on horseback in the company of Spanish and English-speaking guides. Choose whether to just take the horse ride in the morning (BBQ lunch not included), to conclude your morning ride with a BBQ lunch, or to ride at sunset and end your tour with a BBQ dinner and traditional folk music. The tour begins with either morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel in Mendoza and travels to Los Amigos Post. Here, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and get acquainted with your horse, which will be selected depending on your size and experience. After a quick trip to the riding school for a safety lesson on how to ride on mountain roads, it’s time to set off for Mirador Eagles Nest. Upon arrival at Mirador Eagles Nest, admire the breathtaking views across the Andes. Jump down from your horse and stretch your legs as you explore the landscape and take some photos. From here, look back and see how much of the road you have traveled, and feel like a true adventurer. Don't forget to keep an eye out for black eagles and condors that circle around, as well as other wildlife in the area. Continue the horse ride to Aguaribay Post, and enjoy a delicious Argentinian Asado BBQ (if one of the options with BBQ selected). BBQ lunch/dinner includes chorizo, morcillas, ribs, steak, grilled vegetables, homemade bread, seasonal salads, and local wines. There’s also a vegetarian option too. If you selected the morning trip, the BBQ lunch is optional. For afternoon tours, BBQ dinner is included, as well as a sunset ride and a traditional folk music session.

Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

4. Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

Meet your guide at 10 am at Carinae, Argentina’s oldest active winery. Embark on a guided tour and tasting. Hop aboard a multi-bike, and sample ham and cheese as you pedal through the countryside. Visit the La Melessca olive oil factory, where you’ll tour the facility. Savor a full tasting of regional products, such as olive oils, Aceto Balsámico, and of course, more wine. Journey to Tempus Alba and enjoy a guided tasting along the way. Tempus Alba is the biggest exporter of wine in South America and a must-see in Mendoza. Its wines are poured all over the world. Select the “Tour with Lunch” option and after your tour sit down for a 3-course meal with drinks at Finca el Pino. Marvel at the ancient trees that surround the restaurant, which was once owned by the landholder of all Coquimbito and the builder of the train to the Andes.

Valle de Uco: Private Full Day Wine Tour with 3-Course Lunch

5. Valle de Uco: Private Full Day Wine Tour with 3-Course Lunch

Take the Route 40 across the Mendoza River to get to the Valle de Uco region. In a landscape that combines blue skies, extensive groves, desert fields, and snowy mountains, the cities of San Carlos, Tunuyán and Tupungato combine their geographic characteristics to form an unforgettable wine region. The essential water to irrigate this wine region comes from the melting of mountain rivers, turning an arid zone into an oasis. The pure water used in the irrigation of this region is responsible for producing lower levels of PH in the grape. Other factors such as the thermal amplitude can also change acidity. All these characteristics explain why the wines of the Valle de Uco region have such intense colors and flavors. You have the option to choose between three different experiences. For each option, you will visit two selected wineries with a guide, enjoy a premium wine tasting, and indulge in a 3-course lunch with selected wines to appreciate the views that surround the wineries in a day of gastronomy and history.

Mendoza: High Mountain and Aconcagua Park Tour with BBQ

6. 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.

Luján & Maipú: Private Full Day Wine Tour and 3-Course Lunch

7. Luján & Maipú: Private Full Day Wine Tour and 3-Course Lunch

Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province produces most of the country's annual wine production. Maipú is known as the region where Argentinian wine originated and Lujan de Cuyo where the Malbec developed its best characteristics. You can choose two selected winery visits with a guide, where you will have premium wine tasting and enjoy a 3-course lunch with selected wines in one of them, and appreciate the views that surround the wineries for a day of gastronomy and history.

Trekking & Barbecue In The Andes From Mendoza City

8. Trekking & Barbecue In The Andes From Mendoza City

Start with a two-hour drive to the beginning of the trek in the Andes front range called "Cordon del Plata". On the way, you will be able to see the Cacheuta Village and Potrerillos dam. Part of the Front Range, the "Cordon del Plata", has a maximum altitude of 5968m, a length of 80 kilometers and it is home to an incredible variety of landscapes. The trek is along one of its ravines called "La Angostura", with an approximate duration of 3 and a half hours during which you will be able to enjoy the views of Potrerillos dam, the pre-mountain range area and of some of the highest peaks in the Range. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some "condors" and "guanacos" since it is their natural habitat. When finishing the hike, you will be welcomed by a typical Argentinean "asado" and wine from the region.

Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

9. Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

Arrive in the pretty district of Potrerillos and settle in before the activity begins. Then, start trekking with your guide to the summit of Cerro Calavera, 2212 meters above sea level. Famous for its accessibility for hikers and bikers, Mount Calavera boasts beautiful vegetation, awesome lake views, and plenty of animal sightings. During the hike, listen to fascinating anecdotes and history from your passionate guide, including the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the region, some information on the mountain, and typical regional customs. After an approximately 3-hour ascent, reach the top of the stunning Calavera Mountain. Take some time to rest and enjoy water and fruits to recharge. From the top, marvel at spectacular vistas over the region, the Cordón del Plata mountain range, and Lake Calavera. Finally, begin the descent, lasting up to 2 hours. Once you arrive back at the local partner's office, take your time relaxing and enjoying a typical, poolside lunch before returning to Mendoza.

Mendoza: personalized tour to taste wines, beers and liquors

10. Mendoza: personalized tour to taste wines, beers and liquors

Visit different areas of Luján de Cuyo, a region of excellence for the production of wines. Your trip begins in a distillery specialized in the production of spirits. Visit laboratories and stills to get to know the keys to the distillation process. See the stills and the laboratories where the distillation process takes place, then try a selection of the best distillates and liquors after. You will then head to a winery in Luján de Cuyo, an old Malbec vineyard with a tanks room, built at the beginning of the 20th century. See the modern barrel room where wines mature and rest, have the chance to taste wines directly from the tank, and discover the strengths and secrets of the wine making process. Finally, join the brewmaster in charge of making craft beer, an industry that is expanding in Mendoza and Argentina. Listen as your hosts explain the recipes and secrets in their factory near the capital city. Then, finish the tour by tasting exquisite beers paired with cold meats and regional cheeses.

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What people are saying about Mendoza

Fue una experiencia que sobrepaso nuestras expectativas. Patricia, nuestra guia, nos ofrecio un recorrido por las mejores bodegas en Lujan viendo las bodegas de Chandon, Norton, Navarro Correa entre las que puedo mencionar. Paramos a almorzar en un lugar muy pintoresco en el area y aprovechamos para ver el pueblo de Lujan. Fue todo muy personalizado, parando donde queriamos y estando el tiempo que quisieramos. Es un viaje que no olvidaremos! English version: This is the best tour you can take!! It worth the money you pay. For us, it was over our expectation.

very rewarding experience that we will remember all our lives! Diego is surely the best guide you could hope for an activity like this. He is extremely passionate about his ranch, his horses. I 100% recommend this activity, at the foot of the Cordillera de los Andes, you will be amazed! We love you Diego ❤️ Lenny and Nour

The tour comprised of three different places and each one was unique in its own way. I really enjoyed each one and it gave a complete picture of the industry as a whole. I would recommend this tour for most people interested in wine or olives.

Perfecto !! Fueron muy amables ! Genial !! Y el asado me encantó !! Lo recomiendo por supuesto

The tour was beyond expectations, was the highlight of our trip to Argentina.