Try some mellow Malbec wine on a Mendoza private tour and wake up your taste buds. Visit this great city nestled in the region of Cuyo Argentina and bask in all it has to offer travellers from wineries, museums, eateries and cultural sightseeing tours.
One of the most beautiful cities in the area Mendoza Tours have a lot to offer all visitors. Situated lovingly at the foot of the Andes Mountains this city breathes life into its surrounding regions with the help of the Mendoza and Tunuyán Rivers.
Accommodation here is celebrated as the city combines traditional lodgings with upmarket hotels and prices to match. The local restaurants serve many varied menus both international and local, so there is something tasty for everyone here.
The boutique wineries are a must see here and a very popular guided tour. This city is the starting point for most activities, adventures and private guided tours in the area from mountaineering, river rafting on the Mendoza River and skiing. Read More...
The Boutique Wineries Are a Must See Here and a Very Popular Guided Tour
Mendoza Citys slogan is "the land of sunshine and good wine", and this rings true for this city in its many wineries and plenty sightseeing tours.
These newly renovated wineries will show how the ancient craft and traditional unique to this area is carried on. Take a Mendoza guided private tour and visit the many wineries and surrounding sights, most tours come with transport so have your taste buds at the ready.
The largest wine region in Argentina, Mendoza produces approximately 70% of the country's wine production annually so this city is steeped in tradition, and this will be evident to any tourist visiting and doing a guided tour.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in Mendoza
River Rafting on the Mendoza River
Be ready to get wet on this Private Tour Mendoza river rafting experience. See the stunning mountain ranges if you can while taking on level three and four rapids with your teammates. The guides on your private tour will give you a tutorial and safety check before you head off on your adventure. So get ready to rock and be shocked on this one off experience you won't forget.
Mendoza generates over 70% of Argentina's
annual wine production. These manufacture of these world-renowned wines can be seen on a private guided tour of any one of the many wineries in the region. Head out of the city on a wine-tasting tour and travel through some stunning wine country. Learn about the wine culture and savour the taste.
High Mountain tour - Parque Provincial Aconcagua
High Mountain tour - Parque Provincial Aconcagua on a guided private tour is must do while travelling to Mendoza. Cerro Aconcagua is one of the highest mountain peaks in the Americas, but this region has so many mountains ranges to choose from. Cordon del Plata has peaks topping 6000m a climbers dream. The province hosts three further peaks the El Salto, Chiguido and Los Arenales.
San Martin Park
Visit San Martin Park and take a walk along the lake or sit in the shade of the rose garden and admire the great Park. On entry, to the park see the magnificent gates with its iconic golden condor and the city coat of arms its spectacular. As you walk around the lake see the amazing 34 sculptures, watch out for the Army of the Andes Monument (Cerro de la Gloria). Enjoy a relaxed day or take the hill climb and see the city at its best.
Extreme ski in Las Leñas
On a private guided tour try skiing on fresh powder on the Andean mountains. Head to one of the most exhilarating ski spots in Argentina
Las Lenas. You will be accompanied by ski patrollers and guides, and they will bring you to landscapes that will take your breath away. It is an experience you will not easily forget the sights are overwhelming and the skiing is fun fun fun.
Horseback riding at the feet of the Andes range
Take a guided private tour and go horseback riding through the Wine Route or alternatively take a trek around the foot of the Andes. Either way, you can appreciate the beauty that is the Mendoza countryside. This trip is a full day away from the city with most tours offering a bbq and refreshments. If you think this trip is not for you think again as it can be very exciting and lots of fun.
The harvest season in Mendoza is a big affair and taken very seriously as they hold the annual Harvest Festival at the same time. This time is used as an excuse to celebrate the grape, and they really do. The festival combines music, traditional parades, wine tasting and music for a full weekend. We highly recommend you attend this festival as it is a mix of culture and fun for everyone.
Bike riding through the Wine Road
Experience the real Mendoza Wine Country by going on a guided bike tour. Get an insider look into Mendoza and all the local secrets to help you discover the land of Malbec its famous wine. Cycle off-road and literally go through the vineyards and valleys! The wide dirt roads between the vineyard tracks are a little bumpy, but the pace is easy-going and lots of fun.
Iglesia, Convento y Basílica de San Francisco
Many people from Mendoza consider the image of the Virgin of Cuyo at this church as miraculous as it survived the devastating Mendoza’s earthquake of 1968. In the Virgin’s semicircular chamber, visitors leave tributes to San Martin and the Virgin. A grand mausoleum within the building holds the remains of San Martín’s daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law, which were repatriated from France in 1951.
Andes Day Trip from Mendoza
Experience the Mendoza Province’s Andes region on a day trip that will take you along the Pan-American Highway heading towards the Chilean border. With a private tour guide, your group will head up the highest mountain and visit the lookout point for excellent photo opportunities. The historical and cultural site stops along the way are great and a perfect opportunity to make some memories with more unique photo ops.
Travel Tips for Mendoza
Best Time To Visit
The best time to book your Mendoza private tour depends on what your looking for from your visit. Between the months of November and March, the weather is hot with temperatures in the upper 20s, so it is a perfect sunbathing or water sports and sightseeing. Between the months of Jun and August, it can turn cold with temperatures of 16º so be prepared for cool evenings if you are taking in the sights.
Private guided tours can be booked before you arrive at Mendoza and can suit most budgets. Hotels average around 10$ per night for a basic dormitory room to 30$ for a more upmarket hotel and lodges. Meals can be expensive all over Argentina and are around 6$ for a cafe meal to 20$ for an exclusive restaurant. Local transport is relatively reliable and cheap and probably the best way to get around.
Know Before Visiting
Book as many of your private tours or sightseeing tours before your departure. There are many things to be aware of when visiting Argentina, avoid sensitive topics such as religion and politics which could trigger strong reactions. Dress considerately, don’t yawn or do the thumbs up as this is considered rude. In many restaurants, don't worry if you don't receive your change back as small value coins are rare.
The most tolerable months of the year are December to February when temperatures are high, but this also has the time of the year for most rainfall. The warmest month of the year is January, and the coldest is July. If you don’t like the rain then best to avoid March and for the driest month go in August. Humidity remains around the same all year round at 80%.