Sip and savor Mendoza’s wines with a half-day tour of Argentina Wine Country, and experience the region’s stunning landscapes pre-Spanish history on a full day high-altitude Andes trek. Enjoy it all in this classic Best of Mendoza and Los Andes tasting and trekking tour!
Nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountain range, Mendoza is famous for its abundant wineries and gourmet gastronomy, year-round sunshine, and its quick access to Mount Aconcagua, America’s highest mountain peak.
On this 3 day, 2 night tour, experience the best of Mendoza’s two worlds. Sip and savor Argentine wines with a half-day winery tour, and experience the region’s the stunning landscapes and pre-Spanish history on a full day high-altitude Andes trek. Enjoy it all in this classic Best of Mendoza and Los Andes tasting and trekking tour!
Day 1 – Tour Best of Mendoza Wineries
Welcome to Mendoza – Argentine wine country and heartland of the Malbec grape! A quick look around, and you’ll notice the breath-taking mountains, including the snow-capped Mount Aconcagua, America’s highest peak and a Mecca for climbers, rafters, trekkers–and sommeliers–across the world. Mendoza grapes grow in some of the highest growing altitudes on earth and under year-round sunny skies, providing Mendoza unique growing conditions, and delicious wine.
You’ll enjoy a shared shuttle service to your hotel, where you’ll unpack and unwind before an afternoon tour of the wineries.
Today, you’ll get acquainted with Argentine wine through winery tours of 2 of the region’s wineries, and with the expertise of a bilingual English/Spanish guide. You’ll get an in-depth look at the unique growing and production processes of Mendoza Argentina wine, and enjoy the opportunity to taste a few vintages!
Day 2 – Trek the Andes
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full day excursion into the nearby Andes along the Mendoza River. Along the first leg of the hike, you’ll get amazing views of Mount Aconcagua and the Cordon del Plata range, as well as an up close look at the region’s colossal hydraulic Potrerillos Dam and a panoramic vista of Cacheuta valley.
Further ahead, you’ll experience the small scenic village of Uspallata, known for its “bovedas” kilns, used in the 1600s for extracting gold and other precious metals from the minerals mined nearby. You’ll continue onward to the indigenous”Huarpe” settlement, dating back 16 centuries.
As you continue hiking, you’ll experience the otherworldly Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge) where over millions of years, glacial movement and nearby hot springs carved a natural bridge into the mountain where the Las Cuevas river now flows.
To end the excursion, you’ll reach Las Cuevas village, a remote and historic border town between Chile and Argentina that rises an outstanding over 10,000 feet (3,200 meters) above sea level. In the late afternoon, you return to your hotel for a free evening to relax.
Day 3 – Say Goodbye to Mendoza
You will transfer to the airport or bus terminal to continue your journey. If you’d like to experience more of the best of Mendoza and Los Andes, we are happy to suggest other tour options in the region, as well as other experiences in Patagonia, Buenos Aires, or elsewhere!
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.