On this short package you will experience the best of world renowned Mendoza, the centre of Argentina's wine industry. Marvel at Tupungato, one of the highest mountains in South America, sample some of the mouth watering wine produced within the area and walk through the lush vineyards dotted throughout the Uco Valley.
DAY 1 MENDOZA
On arrival into Mendoza (Airport or Bus Station) you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure.
DAY 2 MENDOZA - UCO VALLEY
Today you embark on a full day tour of the stunning Uco Valley. You begin driving along the scenic road via Tupungato, one of South America's highest mountains. Situated on the border between the Chilean Metropolitan Region and the province of Mendoza, Tupungato lies 100 kilometres south of Aconcagua, the highest peak of both the Southern and Western Hemispheres. Next you make a stop at a local winery to sample the home-brewed drop before continuing to another where you also enjoy lunch. After enjoying a walk through the leafy vineyards, you return to your hotel. [B,L]
DAY 3 MENDOZA
Today is at leisure for you to relax or explore on your own. There is the opportunity to participate in an optional tour to Maipu, a region located southeast of Mendoza which comprises a high concentration of wineries that are known for producing some of Argentina's finest Malbecs (purple grape variety) from the region's oldest vines. The area also has a wine museum! Or there is the option of visiting Lujan de Cuyo, situated in the upper Mendoza Valley; a majority of its vineyards sit at altitudes of around 1000 metres. The area is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontes. [B]
Optional Tours are seat-in-coach basis and cost approximately $22pp US. The optionals are to be booked locally with your guide and paid for in USD cash.
DAY 4 DEPART MENDOZA
Today you are transferred to the Airport or Bus Station for your onward journey. [B]
- Meet & greet on arrival and airport or bus station transfers
- Touring in private air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation & Meals
- 3 nights in a good quality hotel (4 star)
- 3 breakfasts & 1 lunch
- English-speaking driver/guides
- Full day Uco Valley tour
Please note: The wineries and place of lunch will vary depending on the days of the week that the program falls on.
The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Sightseeing tours include bilingual guides. Please contact us for details.