A Wine and Andes Tour

Day 1 A Wine Tour of Lujan de Cuyo

We pick you up in the morning at 9am and head for the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo, in the heart of Mendoza wine country. Our English-speaking guide will escort you around four premium wineries, old and modern, high tech and quaint, with a spectacular backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
First we take you to Mendel, an old historical winery run by one of Argentina's most famous winemakers Roberto de la Motta. The vineyard's 100-year old vines produce excellent conentrated Malbec and we try the winery's top label Unos, rated 94-points by Robert Parker JR. Next we have a tasting at the well appointed Dante Robino, a fascinating mix of old and new. Here we see one of Argentina's finest sparkling wine operations, as well as try their rich reds such as Malbec and Syrah.  At midday we visit  Club Tapiz, a wine lodge, winery and olive house. Here we have an incredible gourmet lunch where four wines are paired with four dishes. You will taste Mendoza's finest Sauvignon Blanc, as well as excellent Syrah and Malbec. We finish the day at  Alta Vista, a traditional winery completely renovated and refurbished by a French wine family. Here we try Torrontes, Bonarda, Malbec and have a special tasting of their Grand Reserva, one of
Argentina's best Malbecs. We return to Mendoza
city at 5pm.    

Dante Robino Winery

 

 

Day 2 Free Day (optional)

 
 
Day 3 A Tour of the Andes
We pick you up at 8.45am and go west, climbing into dramatic mountain scenery. We follow the trail of the old Trans-Andean railway as it snakes and tunnels it way through three mountain ranges. We pass the snow capped Cerro de la Plata and turquoise Potrerillos lake . We follow the Rio Mendoza upriver through a valley called Seven Tunnels until we reach the mountain town of Uspallata . Here we take a short coffee break before we continue our trip through mountain scenery made famous in the movie Seven Years in Tibet. The road passes through Penitentes ski resort and continues west until several kilometres before the Chilean border, where we turn into Aconcagua National Park . Here we take a short walk to Horcones pond and view the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas (weather permitting). On return we stop to see Puente Del Inca , a naturally formed bridge over a steep ravine. Here there is a small handicrafts market and hot spring complex. We continue down the mountains, returning to Uspallata where we enjoy an afternoon lunch of the local delicacy, kid goat.  Return to Mendoza City early evening.
 
 
Tour Price: $385 US per person.
 
Special Paypal / US cash price: $310 US

Aconcagua provincial park

 

This is a suggested itinerary that can be modified to suit your requirements.

 
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