3 Days in Mendoza: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2015

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Central Argentina’s hub, Mendoza is an easygoing town with lovely plazas, tree-lined streets, cultural sights and a laid-back vibe. The provincial capital, Mendoza is also the base for excursions into the surrounding countryside for adventure activities and cellar door wine tastings.

Day 1: Mendoza Meander

Chill out in Mendoza’s plazas for people-watching or take a stroll through the capital’s leafy streets. Museums trace the city’s history, including the program of rebuilding since the 1861 earthquake, and the Jesuit Ruinas de San Francisco dating back to 1638. Shop for antiques in Plaza Pellegrini, crafts in Plaza Independencia, or go for a wander along pathways meandering through Parque San Martin. End the day with more people-watching on Avenue Colon, lined with bars and alfresco cafes serving the famous local wines.

Day 2: Mendoza Menus

While it’s a must to sample the region’s famous Malbec wines, don’t miss out on tasting regional culinary specialties and experiencing sidewalk dining on pedestrianized Avenue Sarmiento. Browse the stalls at the Central Market, selling takeaway pizza and empanadas, and save room for that grilled meaty feast they call the parrillada. Other local favorites include aniseed-flavored scones, olives, and dried fruits. Sweet treats to savor are creamy dulce de leche, cookies and custard flans.

Day 3: Mendoza Day Trips

Mendoza is perfectly positioned for day trips to the surrounding Andean highlands and desert country. The route takes in townships like Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas and Las Cuevas, glorious mountain scenery and the rushing Mendoza River. Nearing the Chilean border, the mountains are snow-capped and provincial parks protect arid landscapes dotted with volcanoes.

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Half-Day Rafting Adventure on the Mendoza River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Travel from Mendoza to the town of Potrerillos to go rafting down the Mendoza River. Perfect fun whether you’re a seasoned rafter or it’s your first rafting ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.99

Zipline Adventure from Mendoza in Potrerillos Valley

Soar over the desert-like Potrerillos Valley on this guided zipline tour from Mendoza. Choose from two options: On the Base Tour, speed along five ziplines ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.99

Uco Valley Wine Day Trip from Mendoza

Visit three Uco Valley wineries and learn of Argentina’s winemaking heritage on this full-day wine tour from Mendoza. Beneath the towering peaks of the Andes ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $270.99

Deluxe Mendoza Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour

Argentina produces world-renowned wines, so don’t miss this chance to escape the city for the day on a wine-tasting tour. Travel through the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.99

Mountain Bike Adventure from Mendoza

Explore the mountainous terrain outside of Mendoza by mountain bike. Ride through the Potrerillos Valley, a hilly, desert landscape crammed with amazing ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99

Mendoza City Tour

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Situated at the foot of the Andes, Mendoza is the capital city of the Argentine province of the same name. On this afternoon city tour, you'll discover what ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.99

Mendoza Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour with Dinner

Mendoza and wine are synonymous. Get the most out of the region with an expert guide who introduces you to its best food and wine on this 5-hour tour. You’re ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.99

Villavicencio Natural Reserve Half-Day Tour from Mendoza

Take a 5-hour guided tour to the Villavicencio Natural Reserve, which is known for its beauty and its mineral springs. Home to eagles, condors, pumas, guanacos ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.99

Mendoza Sparkling Wines Tour with Lunch

Visit three celebrated wineries — Cruzat, Chandon and Norton — to sample sparkling wine and learn what makes the fizzy vino from Mendoza distinctive. This wine ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $252.99

Mendoza Trekking Tour in the Cordón del Plata with Argentine Asado Lunch

Enjoy the Mendoza region’s spectacular Andean scenery during a moderate trekking tour with an experienced guide. On a 4- to 5-hour hike through the Cordón ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.99

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