Things to do in Mendoza Province

Our most recommended things to do in Mendoza Province

From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

1. From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get on the road for a full day of exploration in the Andes. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, begin by taking the dirt roads through Villavicencio where you can catch amazing views of the highest peaks in the Andes. Reach Uspallata Valley and make your first stop at the town of Uspallata where the native Huarpes settled during the pre-Hispanic era. Take your time to soak in the Andean scenery and grab a snack. Then, continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas. Snap some photos before getting to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 8,924 feet above sea level. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. Journey towards the Chilean border, and stop at a natural viewpoint at Aconcagua, the largest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres. From November to April, it's possible to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and hike to the Horcones Lagoon. Then head to Las Cuevas village for free time and a bite to eat if you so choose. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Ruta 7 and get dropped off at your hotel.

Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

2. Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

Ride for 2 hours in the Andes on horseback in the company of bilingual guides. Choose whether to just take the horse ride in the morning (BBQ lunch not included), to conclude your morning ride with a BBQ lunch, or to ride at sunset and end your tour with a BBQ dinner and traditional folk music. The tour begins with either morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel in Mendoza and travels to Los Amigos Post. Here, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and get acquainted with your horse, which will be selected depending on your size and experience.  After a quick trip to the riding school for a safety lesson on how to ride on mountain roads, it’s time to set off for Mirador Eagles Nest. Upon arrival at Mirador Eagles Nest, admire the breathtaking views across the Andes. Jump down from your horse and stretch your legs as you explore the landscape and take some photos.  From here, look back and see how much of the road you have traveled, and feel like a true adventurer. Don't forget to keep an eye out for black eagles and condors that circle around, as well as other wildlife in the area. Continue the horse ride to Aguaribay Post, and enjoy a delicious Argentinian Asado BBQ (if one of the options with BBQ is selected).  The BBQ lunch or dinner option includes chorizo, morcillas, ribs, steak, grilled vegetables, homemade bread, seasonal salads, and local wines. There’s also a vegetarian option. If you selected the morning trip, the BBQ lunch is optional. For afternoon tours, a BBQ dinner is included, as well as a sunset ride and a traditional folk music session.

Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

3. Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

This tour amidst vineyards will show you how some human effort has transformed the desert into a modern-day oasis. You will learn all about how this was achieved through an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region. You will visit two or three selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo or Maipú regions. This is an area where your enologist guides will explain the process of wine making. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. You will then visit an olive oil factory, another specialty of the Mendoza region. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your accommodation in Mendoza City.

Mendoza: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

4. Mendoza: Full Day Wine Tour with 3 Course Lunch

Mendoza is one of the greatest wine regions in the world. With more than 1,500 wineries spread out through Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco, and Maipu regions, explore wide open spaces with nothing but vines, mountain grandeur, and blue skies. Mendoza is a successful example of an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region, that turned the desert into a modern-day oasis. Visit 2 wineries, taste wine, walk amidst vineyards, and learn how wine is made. Then, enjoy a 3-course lunch accompanied by excellent wines at Bodega Zuccardi, Bodega Salentein, Bodega Lopez, Bodega Norton, or Bodega Nieto Senetiner, with vast vineyards spread over the main terroirs of the province of Mendoza. Visit 2 wineries in the Luján de Cuyo, Maipú or Valle de Uco regions. Your enologist guides will explain the process of winemaking. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. Have an incredible lunch in one of the wineries, depending on the option selected.

Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

5. Mendoza: Winebike Tasting Tour with Optional Lunch

Meet your guide at 10 am at Carinae, Argentina’s oldest active winery. Embark on a guided tour and tasting. Hop aboard a multi-bike, and sample ham and cheese as you pedal through the countryside. Visit the La Melessca olive oil factory, where you’ll tour the facility. Savor a full tasting of regional products, such as olive oils, Aceto Balsámico, and of course, more wine. Journey to Tempus Alba and enjoy a guided tasting along the way. Tempus Alba is the biggest exporter of wine in South America and a must-see in Mendoza. Its wines are poured all over the world. Select the “Tour with Lunch” option and after your tour sit down for a 3-course meal with drinks at Finca el Pino. Marvel at the ancient trees that surround the restaurant, which was once owned by the landholder of all Coquimbito and the builder of the train to the Andes.

Mendoza: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

6. Mendoza: River Rafting & Canopy in the Andes Mountain Range

Immerse yourself in the adrenaline of this Adventure Circuit, starting with a 12-kilometer rafting trip on the Mendoza River where you can admire the breathtaking views of the mountain range of the Andes that surround you while sailing on rafts through rapids level 3 and 4. Your day ends with Canopy Trasandino, a 990-meter/0.6-mile canopy for adventurers in search of new experiences. Cross the mighty Mendoza River hanging from a reinforced steel cable 10 meters from the river and take in views of the old city. You will be able to choose the option with roundtrip transfer or go on your own.

Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

7. Mendoza: Half-Day Sightseeing City Tour

Discover main sights of the charming city of Mendoza in this Panoramic City Tour with a visit to San Martin Park. Explore the old and new areas of Mendoza, known for its architectural layout, traditional trees, and wide sidewalks. Walking through the beautiful streets, get in touch with the history and culture of the local people, who have transformed the desert into an oasis of prosperity. Start the tour by visiting La Alameda, the Foundational Area (Plaza Pedro del Castillo), Aquarium, Serpentarium, main avenues of the downtown, Plaza Independencia, the Memorial, the Civic District, and Emilio Civit Avenue. Then, visit the General San Martin Park, the green heart of the city with almost 500 forested hectares. There, explore the little groves, rose garden, and lake area. Finally, ascend to Cerro de la Gloria with its monument to the Liberation Army of Chile and Peru, and within a short distance to the Frank Romero Day Greek Theater.

Rancho Gaucho Estate 2 Days in The Andes

8. Rancho Gaucho Estate 2 Days in The Andes

Begin with pickup from your hotel in Mendoza at 9:00 AM. Travel for 30 minutes until you reach the ranch. Start your first day with 4 hours of horse riding in the Andes. Take a short training session with your horse, if you are a beginner. Spot local fauna such as condors and eagles throughout the first day, with a stop for a snack during the afternoon.  Return to the camp where the local gauchos will welcome you to your lodgings for the next 2 nights. Get settled in and enjoy a delicious Argentinian BBQ. Enjoy your dinner by the bonfire, with some melodies played by guitar.  On your second day, start with breakfast at 10:00 AM and embark on a trail which takes you 2500-meters above sea level. See if you can spot guanacos, Andean foxes, and ostriches. Return to the ranch for another night of traditional Argentinean food and songs.  On the final day, start with breakfast at 10:00 AM and then, enjoy 4-5 hours of riding before returning to the ranch for a farewell BBQ lunch. Be returned to your hotel in Mendoza at approximately 6:00 PM.

Mendoza: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

9. Mendoza: High Andes Mountain Private Guided Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get ready for a full day in the Andes. Your route begins along the Mendoza River, up to the border with Chile, and after 62 miles (100km) you will reach the Valle de Uspallata. Continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas where you can reach one of the best Mendoza ski resorts, Los Penitentes. Then, continue to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 8923 feet (2,720m) above sea level. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. A short distance from the border, a natural viewpoint allows you to appreciate the magnificent Aconcagua. If the park is open, you can trek over to Los Horcones Lagoon (entrance not included). On the border with Chile, you will find Las Cuevas - 10,500 feet (3,200m) above sea level - a small village built in a European style. Between Las Cuevas and the international Tunnel to Chile, there is a road that takes you to the monument of Cristo Redentor that is 13,780 feet (4,200m) above sea level. This road can be taken with favorable weather conditions, usually during January and February. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Route 7 and get dropped off at your hotel. This tour to the high Andes you have two routes you can choose from. The regular option bordering the Mendoza River, traveling to national Route 7 taking you to Upsalatta. The second option is subject to favorable route conditions, heads north traveling on a mountain route starting in Villavicencio and arriving at Upsalatta giving you a different view of the Andes.

Valle de Uco: Private Full Day Wine Tour with 3-Course Lunch

10. Valle de Uco: Private Full Day Wine Tour with 3-Course Lunch

Take the Route 40 across the Mendoza River to get to the Valle de Uco region. In a landscape that combines blue skies, extensive groves, desert fields, and snowy mountains, the cities of San Carlos, Tunuyán and Tupungato combine their geographic characteristics to form an unforgettable wine region. The essential water to irrigate this wine region comes from the melting of mountain rivers, turning an arid zone into an oasis. The pure water used in the irrigation of this region is responsible for producing lower levels of PH in the grape. Other factors such as the thermal amplitude can also change acidity. All these characteristics explain why the wines of the Valle de Uco region have such intense colors and flavors. You have the option to choose between three different experiences. For each option, you will visit two selected wineries with a guide, enjoy a premium wine tasting, and indulge in a 3-course lunch with selected wines to appreciate the views that surround the wineries in a day of gastronomy and history.

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What people are saying about Mendoza Province

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I did a similar half day wine tasting tour but this one was superior. We visited a small family operated winery, a larger winery, and an olive oil producer each of them were founded in about the 1920s. The local tour guide was excellent and provided a lot of context while the winery guides provided great information and answered all of my detailed questions. Great experience, I learned so much more from this tour and I highly recommend it

El precio me encantó por que en otros sitios está muy caro por hacer la MISMA actividad . De manera general , me gusto mucho todo! Buenas opciones de bodegas y el tour de aceite de oliva fue bueno! Recomendado :)

Excellent experience, very good team and very committed guides for you to enjoy.

fun experience overall for someone with no horse back riding abilities!

Amazing experience. Great guide and the asado was perfect!