Discover Mendoza and combine in one stay Leisure, Adventure and Wine & Culinary experiences.
Relax while staying in world-class wine lodges, discover amazing awarded wineries to live a gastronomical experience that will wake your senses or immerse in the Andes for a hike adventure in Quebrada del Durazno.
Either Enjoy active holidays or slow travel, Mendoza makes it possible!
On a 5 day trip it is possible to combine great culinary experiences, discover Huarpe local communities and visit the main valleys where the best wines are produced.
Startin Mendoza City with a walking tour to discover the green parks and the city’s iconic sites.In the evening immerse in Argentinean gastronomy, taking time to learn, prepare and be delighted by traditional dishes. Enjoy a fantastic experience cooking in a local restaurant, sharing stories and recipes with the local chef who will tell you about his kitchen secrets.
Wine lovers will be challenged with a wide range of wineries to be visited around Mendoza City. Along with specialized guides, you will visit two different wineries, tour around their facilities and vineyards to understand the process of elaboration from the harvest of the grapes to the bottling of the wine and finally enjoy a wine testing experience.
For the upcoming days in Mendoza you can choose many options to explore the area:
- High Mountains visit, where you will get majestic views of Cordon del Plata mountain range and Potrerillos Dam. As you continue, visit Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of aboriginal Huarpes and the southernmost point of the Inca Empire. Later on, arrive at Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge), a natural architectural work with thermal springs. The trip continues till we reach the viewpoint of Mt. Aconcagua, the colossus of America of 6959 meters, from where we access the Horcones Lagoon and the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
- High Andes + Trekking Quebrada del Durazno: Along the way we will see the most beautiful mountains of Mendoza and the small villages on the International Route 7: Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Penitentes Skiing Resort and Horcones Gorge at the foot of Mt. Aconcagua. Once we arrive at Aconcagua Park, we will start a 2.30 hs trekking through the Quebrada del Durazno with stunning scenery of the Horcones Valley, and an imposing view of Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America. (6962 masl). On our way back to Mendoza, we will stop in Uspallata to enjoy a late lunch and finally return to the city in the evening.
- Altos Limpios and Huarpe Native Community: We will drive northeast to visit a Huarpe community. The visit starts with the Telteca Natural and Cultural Reserve. In these drylands there are currently eleven Huarpe communities that still maintain and respect their traditions and social structure. This Reserve protects the forests of native carob, flora and fauna such as the crowned eagle. Then, discover the dunes of Altos Limpios, where we will take a short walk to a viewpoint with beautiful panoramic views. We will continue to the historic town of Asunción to visit one of the Huarpes families where you will taste a homemade lunch: empanadas, bread, pot meat and goat baked in a clay oven will be part of the menu and we can learn about the recipes and customs of the family. After lunch, we will take a walk through the community and we can participate in a small loom workshop, learning the different techniques and taking home what we made.
The last 2 days, discover Uco Valley visiting great wineries framed by Cordón del Plata Mountain range. Stay at the selected boutique hotel or wine lodges with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. Visit wineries of world-wide recognized wines due to the quality terroir.
A destination not to be missed in your next Argentina trip. A perfect balance between discovery, gastronomy, adventure and leisure