Mendoza, Mountains and Wineries
The package includes 2 nights accommodation at selected hostel/hotel plus airport or bus station pickup and
drop off plus a Half Day Winery Excursion plus an Aconcagua Valley Day Trip.
- Half Day Winery Tour:
This tour runs among vineyards in the areas of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. You will experience the work culture
brought by of immigrants, using irrigation techniques (canals and ditches) inherited from the former Huarpes
Indians. They managed to change a vast desert into a productive river oasis. This is the scene
of the settlement of prestigious wineries, which represent Argentine wines in the world with high quality wines.
You will visit two wineries, one with traditional organic methods and the other that uses the latest available
technology. Guided by professionals in winemaking, you will learn about the vinification methods and processes,
bottling and labelling of wines, in the end of the tour you will taste the different grapes that the wineries offer.
Departure: Monday to Saturday: 2.30 pm. Sundays 08.30 am.
- Aconcagua Valley Day Trip (Alta Montaña):
The Tour offers a variety of colors and sceneries. Early in the morning along the river Mendoza, get a view of the
majestic mountain range called Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam, colossal work for hydraulic power
generation and water distribution for irrigation.
Your next visit will be Uspallata, pre-Hispanic settlement of Huarpes indians and the southern last point of the
Here you will see the Vaults of Uspallata, historic “adobe” (mud) buildings that were used by the chaplain
Fray Luis Beltran for casting cannons and guns.
Afterwards you will visit the villages of Picheuta, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort.
Free time for the use of chair lift to enjoy beautiful panoramic views.
Later, you will find Puente de Inca along your route, a huge natural bridge with strands of hot springs.
Continuing the road and 2750 meters above sea level you will reach the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua,
the colossus of America (6959 meters high), from where you are going to the Laguna Horcones and the
Aconcagua Provincial Park.
Following the international route to reach your last destination, Las Cuevas, a European-style village located 3200 meters above sea level. Back to town at 7 - 8 pm
DAY 1: Mendoza Airport or Bus Station Pickup
DAY 2: Half Day Winery Tour at 2.30 pm
DAY 3: 07.00 am: Aconcagua Valley Day Trip, full day.
DAY 4: Airport or Bus Station Drop off
|Mendoza, Mountains and Wineries||3 nights accommodation|
|Day 1||Airport Pickup or Bus Station Pickup|
|Day 2||Half Day Wineries Tour|
|Day 3||Aconcagua Valley Day Trip|
|Day 4||Airport or Bus Station Drop Off|
|Without Transfers||WITH Transfers||Extra Night|
|Nett Prices:||1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016||1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016||p/person p/night||Currency|
|Hostel Suites MDZ Dorm w/breakfast||124||158||17||usd|