Travel Tales of Argentina

Posted on 10/04/2010 Tips & Recommendations

Top Things to Do in Mendoza

One of the most vibrant and lively cities in Argentina is Mendoza. Located at the base of the Andes in western Argentina and just a stone’s throw from the nearby Chilean border, Mendoza is blessed with year-round sunshine, a wonderful cafe culture as well as a fine selection of Argentine and international gourmet restaurants.

Beyond the city life, tourism is booming as there are numerous things to do in Mendoza. Hikers from around the world come to tour Mendoza’s towering neighbor, Aconcagua, the western hemisphere’s tallest mountain (6962 meters) and also to enjoy day hikes and multi-night treks in the Andes. Feeling more adventurous? Horse ride with the gauchos and enjoy a traditional asado / barbeque, white water raft or tour Mendoza and nearby Maipu by bike. Of course, Mendoza’s main claim to fame is its delicious wine.

As the biggest wine producing region in Latin America, the best way to discover the local wineries is on one of Say Hueque’s Mendoza wine tours. Mendoza’s traditional and modern wineries provide visitors a glimpse into the fascinating viniculture and of course, each winery provides curious (and thirsty) visitors with generous tastings of Argentina’s sublime Malbec, Cabernet Savignon and sparkling wines.

For a real treat, visit Mendoza’s most exclusive boutique winery, Finca Aldagisa, for understated luxury, gourmet meals and special access to their wine cellar. Other favorites include the historic Rutini winery, whose wine museum transports visitors back to the 1800s, and the Norton winery, a favorite of Agrentines and international travelers alike.

For more information about things to do in Mendoza, wine tours in Mendoza, Mendoza hotels and Mendoza travel options, contact Say Hueque!

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