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Mendoza the charming city of wine

Mendoza is located on the highest mountain in South America. It is a beautiful city with a huge green area and also known for being the main wine producing region in Argentina.

by jeovanabastosAbout Me:i'm brazilian from Manaus Amazonas. it's been two and a half years since I left my city to travel by bicycle through countries in South America. I want to share my experiences that I had during those years read more

South AmericaArgentina, Chile4 days / October 2019

Highs & Lows

Mendoza wines are very good

Mendoza shops are closed for a long time from 12:00 to 17:00 in the afternoon, so for me it was complicated.

Itinerary Overview

Mendoza is a true paradise for wine lovers. But the destination has many attractions besides visiting its wineries: that is where Mount Aconcagua is located, the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere - it is almost 7 thousand meters high.

There are also two famous ski centers, Los Penitentes and Las Leñas, for those who want to enjoy the destination in winter and tour options in the summer, when the Andes Mountains become the perfect setting for ecotourism and adventure activities. There are also many options for visiting wineries and vineyards to learn about its history, how production works and tasting wines.

 All tours I did was with a tour agency, like excursion, going by bus with a group of about 30 people. But it is also possible to hire a private tour or go by rental car.

  • 1 Night: Reserva Natural Villavicencio
  • 1 Night: Bodegas y Cia Florio

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    La Peatonal Sarmiento there are a lot of restaurants, bars and coffee

  • Packing tips?

    If you go in the summer to Mendoza take light dresses, shorts and flip flops are perfect. In winter, you will need warm clothes. Since you will probably visit wineries and go horseback riding, wear comfortable clothes and sturdy boots

  • Transportation Tips?

    I recommend that you rent a car to do a tour in the high mountains because going on an excursion in a bus is a short time to stay in the places of this tour.