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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.

From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

2. From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get on the road for a full day of exploration in the Andes. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, begin by taking the dirt roads through Villavicencio where you can catch amazing views of the highest peaks in the Andes. Reach Uspallata Valley and make your first stop at the town of Uspallata where the native Huarpes settled during the pre-Hispanic era. Take your time to soak in the Andean scenery and grab a snack. Then, continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas. Snap some photos before getting to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 8,924 feet above sea level. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. Journey towards the Chilean border, and stop at a natural viewpoint at Aconcagua, the largest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres. From November to April, it's possible to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and hike to the Horcones Lagoon. Then head to Las Cuevas village for free time and a bite to eat if you so choose. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Ruta 7 and get dropped off at your hotel.

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: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

4. 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: 12-KM River Rafting Tour in the Andes

5. Mendoza: 12-KM River Rafting Tour in the Andes

Your rafting adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, or at the local operator’s office, depending on the option chosen, followed by a safety information briefing. After your introduction it's time to follow the road upriver where the rafts await you. Once you’re all kitted out with the necessary equipment, which includes wet suits, helmets, and life jackets, it’s time to head into the water where the real fun begins. In the water, ride your raft over level 3 and level 4 rapids and enjoy a fun and exciting ride through the Mendoza River. Feel the thrill of adrenaline and immerse yourself in the adventure as your raft is jerked around in the rapids. Work together in a team on the raft to paddle through the rapids and move through the river at speed. While you ride, admire the stunning views of the Andes that surrounds you and be at one with nature. Once your rafting rapid ride is over, you can enjoy a hot shower to warm up before heading home.

Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

6. 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.

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.

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

8. 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: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

9. Mendoza: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

Immerse yourself in the adrenaline of this Adventure Circuit, starting with a 12-kilometer rafting trip on the Mendoza River where you can admire the breathtaking views of the mountain range of the Andes that surround you while sailing on rafts through rapids level 3 and 4. Your day ends with Canopy Trasandino, a 990-meter/0.6-mile canopy for adventurers in search of new experiences. Cross the mighty Mendoza River hanging from a reinforced steel cable 10 meters from the river and take in views of the old city. You will be able to choose the option with roundtrip transfer or go on your own.

From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

10. From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

The tour departs Mendoza in the early morning and heads 260 km south, driving for approximately 4 hours to the modern city of San Rafael. Located in the middle of an oasis, San Rafael is a popular provider of energy, wine, and adventure tourism. With your guide, visit some of the city’s most important sites including Villa 25 de Mayo, a so-called living museum where the city was founded. After your tour of the city, visit the nearby Valle Grande Dam to learn about the imposing Atuel Canyon which starts 70 km away from San Rafael city and runs into the dam. The canyon is a geological wonder and was formed millions of years ago by rough winds and the waters of the Atuel River. Spend the rest of the day at the Valle Grande Dam riverside base where you can enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant and admire breathtaking views of the canyon. The base also offers an array of optional added-extra water activities such as a catamaran ride along the river.

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What people are saying about Mendoza Province

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 764 reviews

Marta was great! We were the only English speakers on the bus and so she put us up front so when she finished the tour in Spanish she could explain what was going on in English, she was really helpful, informative and attentive. The tour itself was the beautiful, the bus was comfy enough and a good price for how far you travel! We sadly couldn’t do acongua mountain due to weather conditions but this is made clear when booking that this is a possibility. We enjoyed our day out and would definitely recommend.

A experiência é incrível! O nosso guia foi o Pablo e ele não deixou nada a desejar! Sabia todas as informações e além de tudo, era muito simpático! O lugar é incrível e lindo! Amamos e recomendamos demais!

Very nice tour. Excellent driver and guide. Always showing a lot of attention and care with tourists. We were very lucky, as we caught the Cordillera snowing. Magical and unforgettable moments.

It's cheap enough and definitely worth going! The guide Paulo was attentive and knowledgeable, he and the driver Pablo did a fantastic job. And the view... Oh!

Excellent tour. Lunch at Bodega Lopez was spectacular. The visits to the other wineries were very nice I recommend this tour