DAY 01: Arrival Day & City Tour
Your host will meet you at Mendoza Airport and will transfer you to your hotel to check in. After that your host picks you up from your hotel and we will visit the main plazas; Independencia, Plaza España and Plaza San Martín. Next we visit the San Martin Park and its lake. At the top end of the park we ascend Cerro de la Gloria (Glory Hill) crowned by a magnificent statue of San Martin and his Liberation Army, erected on top of and around the sides of a natural rock plinth it really is one of the worlds most powerful and complex bronze sculptures, executed by the well known Uruguayan sculptor Ferrari, with help from four Italian sculptors nearly one hundred years ago. On the way up the hill we will see the Greek Theater Frank Romero Day where the harvest festival is celebrated every year. Then we see the Civic Centre, where many of the Provinces government offices are located. After the tour we transfer you to your hotel.
DAY 02: Full Day Wine Tour Lujan de Cuyo Region (B/L)
We pick you up from your hotel in the morning and head for the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo, in the heart of Mendoza Wine Country. Our English-speaking guide will escort you around three wineries. First we take you to Achaval Ferrer Winery. In 1998 they fulfilled a dream by founding Achaval Ferrer based on two sound principles: the search for the quality in all of their products and respects for the terroir. The Achaval Ferrer team interpreted that Argentina’s quality potential could be pushed to levels in line with the extreme personality of its soils. Next stop is Finca Decero Winery. This new kid on the block makes a refreshing visit and a chance to see a dream become reality. Opened in 2007, it’s a new single vineyard estate winery with a natural style that embraces modern ideas. Friendly and open to visitors, they have a special Barrels Tour that includes tank and barrel tastings. We finish the day at Piattelli Winery. The Piattelli’s were one of the many Italian families that arrived from their country in search of a “land of promise”. The winery is surrounded by the Piattelli Vineyards and it has been constructed in a Tuscan style, in order to honor the origin of their founders. After the tour you will enjoy an incredible gourmet lunch at the Piattelli restaurant. We return to your hotel at approx. 5.00pm
DAY 03: Full Day Wine Tour Maipú Region (B/L)
Our Guide will pick you up at the morning at your hotel and head for the vineyards of Maipú. Our English-speaking guide will escort you around two wineries. First we take you to Carinae Boutique Winery. This bodega is receiving a lot of buzz. Owned and run by a very friendly and low-key French couple, Brigitte and Philippe Subra, it’s a true boutique bodega. Their latest vintages -mostly Malbec, with smaller quantities of Syrah and cabernet sauvignon- have far exceeded any expectations for what was considered a small, unpretentious family project. Next stop is Tempus Alba Winery. This winery is located in the First Zone Wine of Argentina lying on the Cordon del Plata where the landscape is already a privilege. Winery where technological development innovation and enhance the character and tradition of their vines, inviting enjoy both its products and your style.
The name reveals the hopes and daily commitment of those who have made it a place to realize dreams. We finish the day at Familia Zuccardi Winery. They are a family company founded in 1963 by Engineer Alberto Zuccardi. In those times, he began planting vines in Maipú, experimenting with an irrigation system of his own creation based on a method used in California. In addition to the winery the visitor can enjoy comfortable spaces and enjoy a fantastic lunch at Zuccardi´s Restaurant called Casa de Visitante. We finish the day at approx. 6.00pm
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DAY 04: High Mountain Tour & Aconcagua Park (B/L)
Your host picks you up at 8.30 am and you will enjoy a scenic drive to the highest mountains in America.
Leaving the city along the National route 7, our trip begins at Lujan de Cuyo. Soon after, following the route you will leave the countryside behind in order to enter the pre-mountain range area. The first stop will be in Potrerillos, a small mountain town, with weekend residences belonging to the inhabitants of Mendoza. There is also an unbeatable view of the Potrerillos dam which forms a breathtaking artificial lake. The following section of the route leads to Uspallata, framed by mountainous landscapes with changing colours, filled with various geological formations and many tunnels on the road. The trip continues towards several other small mountain towns, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas, Penitentes, until you reach Puente del Inca, a natural bridge where Las Cuevas river has drilled into the mountains forming this incredible natural attraction. Close to the border, a wonderful viewpoint allows us to see the Aconcagua Mt, which stands at 6,962 meters (22,841 feet) above sea level. On the way back we will stop at Uspallata where you can enjoy a lunch. Return to your hotel at approx 7.00pm.
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DAY 05: Cooking Class at Domaine Bousquet Winery (Uco Valley Region) (B/L)
UcoValley is one of the most interesting and stunning areas to enjoy a wine tour in Mendoza. Situated in the foothills of the Andes, this new frontier in Argentine winemaking is attracting winemakers from all over the world. We pick you up at from your hotel and we take you to Andeluna Winery, an austere minimalist and tall brick-walled building is the house of Andeluna Cellars.
A wide and comfortable high- roofed reception room with full length windows overlooking the majestic landscape welcomes the visitors and invites them to dive into comfortable armchairs to enjoy the house produce paired with their own wines. Next stop, Domaine Bousquet Winery, here you will participate in an interactive culinary lesson with a nice view of the Andes. We return to your hotel at approx. 6.00pm.
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DAY 06: Departure Day
Our host will meet your at your hotel and will transfer to Mendoza Airport
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