The City of Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina and one of the main reference points of wine tourism in the world. The province has 70 percent of the country's wine production, and the landscape of the vines at the foot of the Andes Mountains, its award-winning wines throughout the world and a first class cuisine make it a perfect destination for Wine lovers and gastronomic tourism.
The city of Mendoza, is one of the most important urban centers in Argentina where prominent personalities have passed not only from the local sphere, but stars from the world, in love with the great tourist offer that Mendoza has.
Mendoza is characterized by the neatness of its wide avenues and the peculiarity of their sidewalks with small channels to organize water irrigation. Extreme care is perceived at all times for the environment, not only for the care of water, but also for the cleaning of its streets, which is a reason for pride of Mendoza citizens.
In Mendoza, the Wine Routes are divided into four regions that respond to four wine oases: North, East, Uco Valley and South.
In the North, at a close distance from the capital, is the First Zone. Formed by the departments Guaymallén, Godoy Cruz, Maipú and Luján de Cuyo, it concentrates a large number of wineries of all kinds. It is the most traditional area, in which Maipú - an oasis of vineyards and olive groves - is the cradle of wine because here the first vines of the country were found.
The East has the largest area of vineyards in the country and a few years ago it has converted its grapes and wineries to produce high quality wines. Here the white strains stand out, which provide fresh and fruity wines.
In recent years, the Uco Valley became the star of Argentine wine. With a daily thermal amplitude of 15 ° and terroirs at the foot of the Cordillera de los Andes, high-quality wines of remarkable quality are achieved.
Finally, the South zone, with San Rafael in the lead, in addition to being a brand of Adventure Tourism, presents important wineries, of great tradition in the wine industry. Bonarda, among the reds, and Chardonnay, for the white ones, are the most prominent strains.
Arrival at the airport of the city of Mendoza. Reception by our specialized team and transfer to the hotel with a personalized private vehicle. Accommodation at the selected hotel, in a room with adapted bathroom, and breakfast included. In the afternoon, visit the city of Mendoza: its special architecture, its water channels and, always in the background, the view of the mountains of the Andes.
Breakfast and departure to the department of Maipú, one of the most important wine oases in the region. There we will visit a winery and conduct a wine tasting. Then, we move to another winery in the area where, in addition to the visit and tasting, we will enjoy a typical lunch.
Breakfast and excursion to the Uco Valley, famous for having some of the most exclusive wineries in the region. We will visit two of them, with lunch included. Return in the afternoon to the city of Mendoza.
Breakfast and early departure for the excursion to the High Mountains. We drive along national road No. 7 to the Potrerillos dam and its panoramic points, the Uspallata valley. We will arrive at the historic bridge of Picheuta. We will also visit Penitentes, Las Cuevas, El Cristo Redentor (this one, only in summer), Puente de Inca and we will finish the visit at the panoramic point of the impressive and characteristic Aconcagua mountain. I return to Mendoza.
Breakfast. Airport transfer.
When is the best time to visit Mendoza?
The sun shines year-round in Mendoza, a completely enjoyable city in any of the four seasons thanks to its variety tourist offer and pleasant temperatures.
The best time of the year to visit Mendoza will depend on the type of trip you want to make.
The weather in Mendoza during the summer is hot and humid, with averages of 25ºC and maximums that frequently exceed 30ºC. The winter in Mendoza is cold, with temperatures ranging between 3 and 16ºC, registering marks below zero some early mornings.
Tourism in Mendoza has 2 high seasons, one in summer between the months of December to March and another in the winter between the months of June to September. The months from April to June and from October to November are low season so there are promotions and it is cheaper to visit the city.
How is accessibility during the trip?
The sites that are visited both in the city of Mendoza and in the wineries are adapted for people with disabilities.
Important to know that we do not have adapted cars in Mendoza at the moment.
How many days is it advisable to visit Mendoza?
With this 3-night program you can take a nice trip through Mendoza knowing about the famous Argentine wines and the different regions of production and types of wine.
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