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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: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

3. Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

Ride for 1.5-hours in the Andes on horseback in the company of bilingual 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 is selected).  The BBQ lunch or dinner option includes chorizo, morcillas, ribs, steak, grilled vegetables, homemade bread, seasonal salads, and local wines. There’s also a vegetarian option. If you selected the morning trip, the BBQ lunch is optional. For afternoon tours, a 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 in 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 2 wineries, taste wine, walk amidst vineyards, and learn how wine is made. Then, enjoy a 3-course lunch accompanied by excellent wines at Bodega Zuccardi, Bodega Salentein, Bodega Lopez, Tempus Alba, Bodega Norton, or Bodega Nieto Senetiner, with vast vineyards spread over the main terroirs of the province of Mendoza. Visit 2 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: sunset horse back riding in the mountains and BBQ

5. Mendoza: sunset horse back riding in the mountains and BBQ

All our activities take place in the mountains of Mendoza. Our services begin when the driver picks them up in the city of Mendoza at the hotel or hostel where you are staying. If you are staying outside the city of Mendoza (chacras de Coria, Luján, Maipú, Godoy Cruz, Guaymallén, etc.) you can request the driver look for you in your direction and pay the excess that will be according to the difference in kilometers. The road to our house in the mountains, where the activities will take place, takes approximately one hour from the center of Mendoza. Already in the place I will receive you and you will meet my family and the horses that will accompany you on this adventure. After a little talk, we will select the right horse for each passenger and we will give you the instructions so you can drive and feel safe when starting the ride. The tour in total lasts 3 hours where you will live a unique experience exploring trails and mountain landscapes, in the middle we have a 15-minute break so you can photograph a wonderful view from 2100 meters above sea level. Back at our house we will be waiting for you with a typical Argentine barbecue with cuts of pork and beef accompanied with salads, roasted vegetables and excellent quality wine. If there is any special request for dinner (vegetarian, vegan, celiac, etc.) let us know at least 24 hours. prior to the excursion. After dinner the driver will be waiting for you to start the return trip to the city of Mendoza. It will leave each passenger in the same place where they were searched.

Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca

6. Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca

The tour offers a delightful mix of colors and landscapes. In the early morning, as we follow the course of the Mendoza River, we'll be treated to stunning views of the Cordon del Plata mountain range and the impressive Potrerillos Dam, which generates hydropower and supports irrigation. Our first stop will be the Uspallata settlement, where we'll explore the remains of the pre-Hispanic Huarpes community and discover the southernmost point of the Inca Empire along the Inca Trail from Peru. Continuing our journey, we'll visit the charming villages of Picheuta, Polvaredas, and Punta de Vacas. We'll then travel along the route of the Puente del Inca, marveling at the natural architectural formations and hot springs. Following that, we'll ascend to the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, a towering presence at 6,959 meters above sea level, surrounded by the serene Laguna Horcones and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Our final destination is the picturesque European-style village of Las Cuevas, located 3,200 meters above sea level. Here, we'll find the path that leads to the iconic "Cristo Redentor" monument, perched at an impressive 4,200 meters above sea level, symbolizing the unity between the people of Argentina and Chile (Only visited during the summer months). Please note that English commentary will be provided at the featured sites, including Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Aconcagua, and during the summer months, at Cristo Redentor. As our tour concludes, we'll return to Mendoza, bringing back cherished memories of this enchanting journey.

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.

River Rafting in the Mendoza Rapids

8. River Rafting in the Mendoza Rapids

Your tour begins with a trip outside of the city of Mendoza to the beautiful Pueblo Cordillerano de Poterillos. On the way to the river, you will have the chance to see stunning views of the mountain ranges that surround the city. Once you have arrived at the river in Cordillerano de Poterillos, you will be given instructions on how to move in the raft, how to approach rapids when the boat confronts them, as well as other tips regarding raft safety. Here you will also receive your gear, which includes wetsuits, helmets, and life jackets. Then it’s off to the boats! Gather into the boat with several others and start paddling! You will spend about an hour on the river navigating over level 3 and 4 rapids. Rafting is a team sport and everyone in the boat will have paddles to help move through the river.

Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

9. Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

Discover main sights of the charming city of Mendoza in this Panoramic City Tour with a visit to San Martín Park. Explore the old and new areas of Mendoza, known for its architectural layout, traditional trees, and wide sidewalks. Walking through the beautiful streets, get in touch with the history and culture of the local people, who have transformed the desert into an oasis of prosperity. Start the tour by visiting La Alameda, the Foundational Area (Plaza Pedro del Castillo), Aquarium, main avenues of the downtown, Independence Square, the Memorial, the Civic District, and Emilio Civil Avenue. Then, visit the General San Martín Park, the green heart of the city with almost 500 forested hectares. There, explore the little groves, rose garden, and lake area. Finally, ascend to Cerro de la Gloria with its monument to the Liberation Army of Chile and Peru, and within a short distance to the Frank Romero Day Greek Theater.

Mendoza City & General San Martin Park 2.5-Hour Tour

10. Mendoza City & General San Martin Park 2.5-Hour Tour

Explore Mendoza, the capital city of the province, and admire the harmonious blend of natural and man-made beauty. On this 2.5-hour tour your guide will take you to see some of the main attractions, including the historical area of Alameda. You’ll also have a chance to explore the General San Martin Park, ornately designed in the formal European style and considered one of the most important urban green areas in Argentina. Afterwards you will head to the hill known as Cerro de la Gloria hill, Mundialista Stadium and the Frank Romero Day amphitheater, which is the central stage of the national Vintage festival, celebrating wine in Argentina.

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We enjoyed it a lot. They took us to 3 wineries where we learned about the process of wine making and tasted 7 different wines. On the last one we had a very delicious dinner and learned about the process of producing olive oil. They were easy to communicate with and very professional.

They were very attentive with us. Diego was very knowledgeable and we felt safe the whole trip. The horses are beautiful and very well trained. They behaved very well even though we had no prior experience riding.

The horse back riding and the food were great! The hotel pick up was a bit hectic, but overall the experience was well worth it.

Fantastic experience. More than sufficient time on the horses, beautiful views and an amazing asado at the end.

Professional and very well planned trip. Easy pickup/drop off. Would definitely recommend it.