Day 1: Mendoza
Arrival in Mendoza. Transfer to accommodation (OPTIONAL). Check in
Day 2: Mendoza
Breakfast. At 14.00 hs. 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.
Day 3: Mendoza
Breakfast. Between 7.00 hs and 8.00 hs pick up for 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 Inca Empire.
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 4: Mendoza
Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to airport (OPTIONAL). End of services
- 3 nights Accommodation at selected basis with breakfast, at hostel.
- Mendoza Airport and Bus Station pickup and drop off (if chosen)
- Half Day Wineries Tour
- Full Day Aconcagua Valley Excursion (Alta Montaña)
What's Not Included?
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Towels, in case of Hostel Dorm Room