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From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

1. 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: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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: Trekking and Rappelling in the Andes

5. Mendoza: Trekking and Rappelling in the Andes

Start with a trek to the viewpoint. During your trek, 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.  Once at the viewpoint, receive a safety briefing and equipment from your guide in preparation for your rappelling activity. Once ready, descend down a 30-meter cliff face. Your day of activity ends by crossing the mighty Mendoza River on a zip line cable, 10 meters above the river. Around lunchtime and after the activities, enjoy some free time at the local partner's operations base, where you can take advantage of the restaurant or relax and have a drink by the pool. Swimming is only available from December to February.

Mendoza: Private 1-Way or Round-Trip MDZ Airport Transfer

6. Mendoza: Private 1-Way or Round-Trip MDZ Airport Transfer

Start your itinerary in Mendoza on the right foot with a 1-way or round-trip transfer between MDZ International Airport (El Plumerillo) and various locations in the city center. Climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver and sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Save yourself lugging heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system using this door-to-door transfer service. Enjoy comfort and security, benefiting from the knowledge that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high standards. Your driver will be waiting for you in case of a flight delay.

Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

7. 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.

Mendoza: 12-KM River Rafting Tour in the Andes

8. 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: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

9. Mendoza: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get ready for a full day in the Andes. Your route begins along the Mendoza River, up to the border with Chile, and after 62 miles (100km) you will reach the Valle de Uspallata. Continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas where you can reach one of the best Mendoza ski resorts, Los Penitentes. Then, continue to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 8923 feet (2,720m) above sea level. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. A short distance from the border, a natural viewpoint allows you to appreciate the magnificent Aconcagua. If the park is open, you can trek over to Los Horcones Lagoon (entrance not included). On the border with Chile, you will find Las Cuevas - 10,500 feet (3,200m) above sea level - a small village built in a European style. Between Las Cuevas and the international Tunnel to Chile, there is a road that takes you to the monument of Cristo Redentor that is 13,780 feet (4,200m) above sea level. This road can be taken with favorable weather conditions, usually during January and February. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Route 7 and get dropped off at your hotel. This tour to the high Andes you have two routes you can choose from. The regular option bordering the Mendoza River, traveling to national Route 7 taking you to Upsalatta. The second option is subject to favorable route conditions, heads north traveling on a mountain route starting in Villavicencio and arriving at Upsalatta giving you a different view of the Andes.

Mendoza: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

10. 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.

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based on 764 reviews

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.

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.

The tour was full of unexpected experiences and delivered amazing views in all directions. I would recommend this tour any day to those who like raving mountain ranges but don't necessarily want to spend a lot of time hiking or going there.

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!

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