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Where Argentina rears up into the foothills of the Andes, lively Mendoza is at the heart of the self-styled ‘land of sunshine and wine’. Spread across the valley of the river of the same name, Mendoza is a pleasant city with wide tree-lined streets, plazas and avenues.

The vast majority of visitors here have come with one thing in mind; the grape, and its world-renowned wines.

Exploring the region

If you have time, this region has other, often overlooked, attractions. Heading west, you can take a panoramic ‘Alta Montana’ route into the Andes to view Mount Aconcagua, the highest point in the Americas, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, who stands at 4,000 meters as a symbol of friendship between Argentina and Chile.

A road also climbs over the top of the Andes to Santiago, one breathtaking way of traveling between the two countries.

Local produce

Mendoza, ArgentinaBack to wine, and the Mendoza province, while not having exclusive rights to Argentina’s output, does lay claim to at least 70% of it, thanks to its ideal climate and the snowmelt from the Andes.

The sight of the rows of lush green vines against a backdrop of snow-dusted peaks makes this an extremely picturesque outing, before you’ve even begun to sample the wares!

There are a large number of bodegas welcoming tourists with guided tours, tastings and lunches, and wine buffs can make day trips out from Mendoza city into the main areas of Maipu, Tupungato and Lujan de Cuyo or, better still, stay overnight at a winery and explore from there.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Mendoza

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Mendoza, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Places near Mendoza

    Accommodation choices for Mendoza

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Mendoza. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza

      Cavas Wine Lodge

      First Class

      This unique hotel is designed to be the best in the region and certainly does not disappoint having built up a substantial reputation for a high level of service and a great selection of wines.

    • Classic Room, Lares de Chacras, Mendoza

      Lares de Chacras

      Medium

      Lares de Chacras has a very homely feel, is strewn with log fires and large windows which look out onto pretty natural surroundings, approximately 15 kilometers outside of Mendoza.

    • Club Tapiz, Mendoza

      Club Tapiz

      Medium

      Located in the wine regions 20 minutes from the center of Mendoza, Club Tapiz is an elegant retreat, perfect for an evening's wine tasting in a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere.

    Ideas for experiencing Mendoza

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Mendoza, and which use the best local guides.

    • Mendoza, Argentina

      Alta Montana Excursion

      Mendoza

      A full day excursion traveling across the mountain range-circuit called "Alta Montaña", next to the Mendoza River.