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The largest wine producing region in all of Argentina, Mendoza sits at the foot of the Andes and reveals itself to be somewhat of an oasis. Its beautiful tree lined streets and squares and its famous canals put Mendoza in sharp aesthetic contrast to the rest of the region, making it incredibly unique.
Known for its most famous grape, "Malbec", Mendoza is the perfect destination for lovers of both wine and adventure, who come here to enjoy nature as much as relaxing with a glass of wine.
How to get there
The bus terminal is located near the city center so a taxi transfer to a downtown hotel costs no more than U$D 3.
You can get almost any city in the country from Mendoza, either directly or with a connection.
The airport, known as "El Plumerillo", is located 10 km from downtown. Transfers, whether by taxi or private car, cost no more than U $ D 10. -.
There are direct flights to and from Buenos Aires, Salta, Cordoba, San Carlos de Bariloche and Santiago de Chile. The airlines flying to and from Mendoza are:
Most shops accept credit cards but only a few accept foreign currency (US$ & EUR). Money is easily attainable at one of the many ATMs or currency exchanges. Exchange offices are at:
Located within the Bodega Escorihuela, this fine restaurant delights with delicious meats, a varied gourmet menu and a superb wine list. Highly recommended!$$$ DANTESCO RESTAURANTE: Italia 5829, Chacras de Coria (Mendoza); Tel. 496-1991
This simple restaurant offers a variety of dishes from the grill, from fresh fish and meat to the most delicious vegetables. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Mendoza, it has unbeatable service!$$ OCHO CEPAS: Peru 1192 (Mendoza); Tel. 423-2387
With an interesting and varied menu of food and wines this restaurant is among the best affordable options in Mendoza.
Health and Safety
Mendoza has a public hospital and specialized private clinics.
HOSPITAL CENTRAL: Alem & Salta / Tel. (0261) 420-0600
Mendoza is a safe city but tourists robberies are common. The most common thieves are pickpockets, so do not tempt them by exposing valuables such as cameras, cell phones, jewellery, etc.
The police station is located between Avenida Bartolomé Mitre and General Las Heras.
OTHER TOURS INCLUDING MENDOZA
Mendoza – Los Andes & Wines, 3 days and 2 nights.
Mendoza – Los Andes & Wines, 3 days / 2 nights.
On arrival in Mendoza, you will be transferred to your hotel. We recommend visiting Par que San Martin on your personal exploration of the city.
Today is really about marveling at the wonderful scenery surrounding Mendoza. After leaving the hotel early in the morning, you will set off west where you will enter the Andes. Cross three mountain ranges to enjoy the different shapes, colours and textures that unfold before you until you come to the trailhead, from where you can see the Cerro Aconcagua (known as the roof of America, 6959mts above sea level at its peak) and do a short hike to the Laguna de Horcones in summer. On the way back you will visit Puente del Inca, Los Penitentes ski center, Uspallata and Potrerillos Reservoir. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Breakfast. In the morning, go on a half day visit to two wineries in the most important wine producing region, with beautiful views of the Andes. Here you will learn about the wine production process and have the opportunity to taste some of the best Cabernet and Malbec wines under the guidance of a winemaker. Return to hotel. Transfer to the airport or bus terminal to make your departure. Continue your trip by visiting other destinations such as Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Salta & Jujuy.
Mendoza – Los Andes & Wines, 3 days / 2 nights.
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