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  • From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

    1. 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...

  • Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

    2. 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 ...

    So lovely. the guides are knowledgeable and so incredibly and genuinely warm hearted. just got back to our hotel and are already booking again for tomorrow.

  • Mendoza: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

    3. 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.

    Excelente excursion. Nos pasaron a buscar por el punto en horario. Las actividades excelentes, todos los guias con muchisima onda. El parador tiene bastantes opciones para almorzar, ademas que esta a la vera del rio y es hermoso. Recuerden llevar efectivo ya que al ser parador de montaña no hay wifi por ende, no se aceptan tarjetas.

  • Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

    4. Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

    Meet your guide at 10 am at Esencia 1870, 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 Trapiche and enjoy a guided tasting along the way. Trapiche 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.

    A very refreshing way to enjoy Mendoza, wine and food. Fun and competent guides takes you through an afternoon with wineries, local specialities and a lot of fresh Air....while biking....and tops it up with argentinian bbq

  • 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 o...

    Excursion operators had a slight problem on their end and I wasn’t able to go on the day I had booked. Thankfully I was able to reschedule at no cost and the experience itself was amazing. Definitely recommend confirming the GYG reservation well in advance

  • From Mendoza: Gaucho Experience Full Day

    6. From Mendoza: Gaucho Experience Full Day

    Your guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM at the previously agreed upon place. It will take 2 hours to arrive at the ranch. During the drive, you will pass through Cacheuta and Potrerillos. When you arrive at the ranch, food will be waiting so you can enjoy some 'tortitas' and 'mate'. Then enjoy 3 hours on horseback in the Andes. You can enjoy amazing views and most probably watch some Guanacos and Condores. After the horseback riding, your host will make you a traditional asado with wine, vegetables, and some desert. At approximately 6:30 PM you will arrive back in Mendoza city, depending on the traffic.

  • Andes Day Trip Uspallata, Aconcagua and Puente del Inca

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

    The tour offers a variety of colors and reliefs. Early in the morning along the river Mendoza you will get a view of the majestic mountain range Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam, providing  hydraulic power generation and water distribution for irrigation. The next visit will be to the Uspallata pre-Hispanic settlement of aborigin Huarpes, and the southern last point of the Inca Empire as far as the Inca Trail from Peru. Attractions: The Vaults of Uspallata, historic “adobe” (mud) buildings, which the chaplain Fray Luis Beltran used for casting cannons and guns. After visiting the villages of Picheuta, polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort, you will have free time to use the chair allowing you to enjoy beautiful panoramic views. Later you will go along the route of the Puente del Inca with architectural works of strands and natural hot springs. Continue in this ...

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What people are saying about Mendoza

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Wonderful horse ride that follows so you don't have to be good at leading horses. I had never done a tour like this. Professional and responsible guides. Dinner was wonderful, but with so much wine I ended up losing my cell phone and helped me get it back. Unforgettable.

Super guide and very tasty BBQ at the end of the trip. Riding through the Andes has been one of the highlights of our trip so far. We have never sat on a horse before and had no problems due to the good introduction.

So lovely. the guides are knowledgeable and so incredibly and genuinely warm hearted. just got back to our hotel and are already booking again for tomorrow.

The horses and the experience was amazing.however, we did not have the barbecue which was a bit disappointing

Stunning nature and a wonderful walk, delicious barbecue and wine