Discover Mendoza, a dynamic urban center that enjoys a sun-drenched climate, views of the surrounding mountains, and world-class wine country nearby.
Mendoza's weather is perfect for outdoor adventure activities such as skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, river rafting and sailing. The Americas' highest peak, Aconcagua, looms over the city at an elevation of 22,835 ft (6,960 meters.)
Nearby landmarks include the natural stone bridge called Puente del Inca and the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
Day 1: Meet your comfortable 'cama' or bed bus at Retiro bus terminal. Eat both dinner and breakfast on board, and sleep soundly in your plush seat in between. Gaze out the window at the passing Argentine pampas.
Day 2: Arrive at the bus station in Mendoza, then transfer to the hostel. Check in to a four-bed room with private bathroom in a clean, friendly environment.
Day 3: Visit Cordillera de Los Andes in this full-day adventure that leaves the hostel at 7:30am. Stop in the village of Uspallata and visit the Puente del Inca, a naturally-formed stone bridge at an ancient Incan ruin site. View Aconcagua, the Western Hemisphere's highest peak.
Day 4: Spend the morning visiting wineries in Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. In the afternoon, arrive at the station in Mendoza to board your overnight bus back to Buenos Aires. Enjoy dinner, a full night's rest, and breakfast on the bus.
Day 5: Arrive in Buenos Aires.