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Welcome to Mendoza

Your packing list for Mendoza should contain the following: hiking boots, swim suit, sunscreen, fishing rod, winter coat, dinner attire, bottle opener, empty stomach, open mind. And that’s just for your carry-on.

Top 10 attractions in Mendoza

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Aconcagua Provincial Park

Aconcagua Provincial Park

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Watched over by the mighty peak of Aconcagua Mountain—among the highest peaks in the world outside of the Himalayas at 22,837 feet (6,961 meters)—Aconcagua Provincial Park is a dream for hikers, with remote valleys, glacial lagoons, and towering peaks, all with sweeping views of the Andes Mountains.More
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Potrerillos

Potrerillos

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Potrerillos is a town with an artificial lake outside of Menzoa that is a destination for rafting, kayaking, hiking, and fly-fishing. Visitors can also opt to go horseback riding or do some mountain biking. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and cypress forests, Potrerillos is a particularly scenic location for an outdoor adventure.More
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Achaval-Ferrer Winery

Achaval-Ferrer Winery

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The Achaval-Ferrer Winery traces its history back only to 1998, shortly after the beginning of the Malbec boom in Mendoza. The winery is Argentine and Italian owned, and the winemakers all have decades of experience extending back to far before this project began.The boutique winery has four different vineyards on which grapes are grown, representing four different terriors with flood irrigation that decreases the chances of phyloxera. In some cases, there are cherry or olive trees lining the vineyards. Grapes are harvested by hand, and in the early morning hours. In case of hail damage (which happens occasionally), damaged grapes are removed from the plants to keep bitterness at bay in the final product. These practices, as well as several others (such as low density of plants), keeps production low, but quality high.The Bella Vista Estate in Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo is on the south bank of the Mendoza River, and this is where Achaval Ferer receives visitors for tastings and winery tours.More
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Uspallata

Uspallata

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Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the humble mountain town of Uspallata had its 15 minutes of fame back in 1997—the area’s similarity to the Himalaya saw it used as the filming location for Seven Years in Tibet. Lying along the road to the Chilean border, the oasis town also makes a strategic spot from which to explore the Andes.More
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Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge)

Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge)

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This natural stone bridge, once used by local Inca communities to cross the Río de las Cuevas in Mendoza, stands above the ruins of an old hot springs spa. It was formed by glacial melt, with sediments from the ice creating bright orange and yellow hues that make it a photogenic pit stop on the way to Aconcagua Park.More
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Trapiche Winery (Bodega Trapiche)

Trapiche Winery (Bodega Trapiche)

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With a history dating back to 1883, Trapiche Winery(Bodega Trapiche) is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the Mendoza wine region. Along with its award-winning malbecs—exported to more than 40 countries around the world—the winery produces a wide variety of wines including sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, syrah, and chardonnay.More
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Uco Valley

Uco Valley

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Argentina’s answer to Napa Valley, Mendoza ranks as the largest winemaking region in Latin America, with more than 800 wineries. Some of the best wines come from Uco Valley, an area with 250 annual days of sun, little rain, and a cool microclimate that's known for malbec, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and tempranillo grape varieties.More
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Cacheuta Thermal Spa (Termas Cacheuta)

Cacheuta Thermal Spa (Termas Cacheuta)

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On the banks of the Mendoza River and surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Andes Mountains, the Cacheuta Thermal Spa (Termas Cacheuta) offers a picturesque setting for a spa retreat. Fed by natural hot springs, the spa features various thermal baths and hydrotherapy pools, along with mud baths, saunas, and spa treatments.More
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Atuel Canyon (Canon del Atuel)

Atuel Canyon (Canon del Atuel)

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Go white-water rafting along the Canon del Atuel, or Atuel Canyon, a 60-kilometer gorge located in the Mendoza Province. This stretch of water attracts all kinds of adventurers including those looking to kayak, jetski, raft, and cycle. The river is bordered by steep cliffs and dramatic rock sculptures with whimsical names like the Hanging Gardens.More
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General San Martin Park (Parque General San Martin)

General San Martin Park (Parque General San Martin)

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Discover an expansive landscaped park in Mendoza during a visit to General San Martin Park. Created in the 1890s following English and French landscaping traditions, this park is home to ornamental fountains, classical statues, a lake, and a rose garden lined with walkways. Go for a stroll along the winding pathways and see dozens of sculptures along the way.More

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Andes Mountains Tours from Mendoza

Andes Mountains Tours from Mendoza

How to Spend 3 Days in Mendoza

How to Spend 3 Days in Mendoza

Wine Lover's Guide to Mendoza

Wine Lover's Guide to Mendoza

Top activities in Mendoza

Premium Spa Day at Cacheuta Hot Springs
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Full Day High Mountain Tour from Mendoza
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UCO VALLEY WINERIES DAY with PRIVATE DRIVER

UCO VALLEY WINERIES DAY with PRIVATE DRIVER

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Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch

Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch

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Half Day Winery Tour

Half Day Winery Tour

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Maipú Wine-Tasting Tour from Mendoza Including Trapiche Winery
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Horseback riding at sunset

Horseback riding at sunset

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Private Tour Vinicolas Lujan de Cuyo / Maipu
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Day Trip to Los Penitentes Sky Center and High Mountains
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Recent reviews from experiences in Mendoza

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Best wine tour in Mendoza
Amy_F, May 2022
UCO VALLEY WINERIES DAY with PRIVATE DRIVER
In addition to visiting the wineries, we stopped at Christ the Redeemer statue, and found some alpacas to feed.
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A Great Day in the Andes
Ryan_K, Mar 2022
Tour Aconcagua Park in Small Group from Mendoza with Barbecue Lunch
There was so much to see in a single day trip, yet the trip was well paced.
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Mendoza highlight
RobertDavid_A, Jan 2020
All day, small group, luxury wine tour with gourmet lunch
Mendoza is on my list to visit again.
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So good!
Nora-141414, Oct 2019
Half Day Winery Tour
Herman was our guide, and explained everything in proper English.
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Had a wonderful day tour to the...
Brian B, Feb 2017
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
Our guide spoke idiomatic American english.
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This is a fantastic tour and a must...
Linda W, Dec 2014
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
We had a wonderful guide who was friendly and spoke very good English.
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This was a wonderful way to see the...
RC, Jan 2014
Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch
This was a wonderful way to see the Mendoza wine region.
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The 3 wineries were great. English...
Alison P, Nov 2012
Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch
English speaking guides at each place.
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Ivy_Y, Nov 2021
All day, small group, luxury wine tour with gourmet lunch
Her English was excellent and she made sure to translate anything that was said in Spanish.
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Great river adventure
STil, Mar 2020
Cacheuta Hot Springs Park + Intermediate Rafting
Half way we made a break to see a little waterfall and have some local fruit Silvio brought.
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Great day
Philipp_A, Feb 2020
Mendoza Horseback Riding Tour with Traditional Argentine Asado
The Guide spoke great english and was absolutely attentive.
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Highly Recommended
sep60614, Feb 2020
All day, small group, luxury wine tour with gourmet lunch
Our guide Gabby not only spoke perfect English, she grew up in Mendoza and provided a wealth of knowledge from personal experience and wine training.
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Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch
Matthew_W, Sep 2019
Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch
Our guide Amir (who took the English-speaking tour) was fantastic.
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Candace A, Oct 2016
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
Our guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable about the history and legends of the Andes which he shared in English and Spanish.
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Excellent tour
Ara_M, Aug 2019
Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch
Our tour guide was excellent, fluent in both English and Spanish and providing detailed information on all the wineries and Mendoza region in general.
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This was the highlight of our short...
Brian B, Mar 2016
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
But the topper for us was our ride up a steep dirt mountain road with numerous switchbacks to visit the Christ the Redeemer of the Andes on the border of Chile and Argentina, which is at 12,572 ft.
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This was only one of the highlights...
audrey c, Mar 2016
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
He spoke English well and was well versed in the history of each stop.
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What fun this was!!! Plenty of wine...
john_f, Apr 2014
Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch
We were the only English on the trip, but the guide spoke English and we got by with the other revellers.
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After some confusion at the...
Norman R, Nov 2014
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
What we really liked about this trip were the several stops on the way there and back - all different, some with nice things to do as well, I didn't realise I would be going up on a ski lift as part of the experience for example!
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Some incredible sights to be seen on...
Sam E, Oct 2014
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca
All in all a good tour that is certainly worth doing to explore the Andes around Mendoza and is good value for the amount that you get to see in one day.
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All about Mendoza

Currency
Argentine Peso (ARS)
Time Zone
ART (UTC -3)
Country Code
+54
Language(s)
Spanish

People Also Ask

What is Mendoza known for?

Mendoza is one of Argentina’s most visited cities and lies at the heart of the country’s largest wine-producing region. Mendoza is world-famous for its Malbec wines, and visitors come to cycle around the vineyards, enjoy wine tasting tours, or go hiking in the Andes Mountains.

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What three things can you do in Mendoza?

The most popular thing to do in Mendoza is take a wine tasting tour, hopping between vineyards and wineries. After sampling the region’s world-famous malbecs, you can also visit the renowned Cacheuta thermal spa or hike to the summit of Mount Aconcagua, Argentina’s highest mountain.

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How many days do you need in Mendoza?

A minimum of two or three days in Mendoza gives you time to explore the city and surrounding vineyards. Plan a full-day wine tasting tour, a day hiking or horseback riding in the Andes Mountains, and then spend the rest of your time sightseeing and relaxing at the Cacheuta thermal spa.

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What are the most popular activities in Mendoza?

Wine-tasting tours are the most popular activity in Mendoza, and the most scenic way to explore the vineyards is by bike. Other fun activities include hiking around Mount Aconcagua, whitewater rafting along the Mendoza River, horseback riding in the Andes, or paragliding from Cerro Arco.

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What should I not miss in Mendoza?

Few visit Mendoza without tasting its famous malbec wines—a wine tasting tour should be top of your to-do list. Don’t miss a bike ride through the vineyards, the views from Mount Aconcagua, Argentina’s highest mountain, and a visit to the Cacheuta thermal spa.

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Is it safe in Mendoza?

Yes. Mendoza is generally a safe city for both locals and travelers. However, as in all cities, caution is still advised—keep an eye on your belongings, watch out for pickpockets in crowded areas, and stick to busy, well-lit areas at night.

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