This 5-day tour to Mendoza from Buenos Aires is a true South American experience! You'll have the opportunity to visit the highest point in the Americas while enjoying the finest Argentinian wines in the area of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu.
- 5-day guided tour to Mendoza from Buenos Aires
- See Aconcagua, the highest point in the Americas
- Visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue as well as the Puente del Inca
- Relish in a full day visit to Cordillera de los Andes
- Spend a half day touring famous Argentinian wine cellars
What You Can Expect
Mendoza is one of Argentina's most beautiful cities. It is a bustling and energetic metropolis that basks daily in a sunny climate. It rests at the feet of the majestic Andes under the Aconcagua, which at a towering 22,835ft (6,960 meters), remains the highest peak in the Americas.
Nearby is the Christ the Redeemer Statue, which stands at a height of 13,000 feet (4000 meters) and represents peace and friendship between Chile and Argentina. Explore the Puente del Inca, a natural stone bridge nestled in ancient Inca ruins.
Mendoza's pleasant weather is also ideal for many outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, trekking, river rafting, wind sailing, and skiing.
Depart from Retiro bus terminal in a very comfortable Bed-Bus, which offers both breakfast and dinner. You'll travel across the Argentinean Pampas, staying overnight on the bus.
You'll arrive at Mendoza bus station and transfer to the hostel. You'll be staying in a friendly youth hostel, in a four bedded room with private bathroom.
Full-day excursion to the Cordillera de Los Andes. This is an amazing excursion in which you see the Aconcagua (the highest peak in Western World), Puente Del Inca and Uspallata. This excursion leaves at 7:30am from the hostel.
Half-day tour to the Bodegas (the famous Argentinean wine cellars). In the afternoon, you'll be transferred to the station and board the bus back to Buenos Aires. You'll stay overnight on the bus where breakfast and dinner will be served.
Arrive in Buenos Aires in the morning.
Of the several tours I took in Argentina, this was my favorite. The hostel I stayed in, damajuana, was clean and quiet, and thankfully the attached bar closed at 11pm on weeknights. I thoroughly enjoyed the high mountain trip even though we only made if half way due to unpredictable weather. The friendly tour guide was personable and made the best of the change of plans by taking us to a museum and a nice local restaurant. The vineyard tour was also quite enjoyable. Both vineyards visited were unique and I learned quite a bit from each, and of course, thoroughly enjoyed each accompanying tasting.
My only suggestion is to include a detailed itinerary in an email with the pick up times for the activities so your customer doesn't have to e-mail you the night before asking when their early morning pick up is.
Definitely was worth doing.