Private city tour Mendoza and its history
In this exclusive tour we will get to know the origins of Mendoza. A journey through the city that knew how to cradle freedom long before being recognized as the World Wine Capital. Discover its history, myths and all its splendor in this trip to the past.
Located at the foot of the Andes, Mendoza is characterized by its groves, its ancient irrigation ditches and its squares. Its rich history and valuable cultural heritage will take us through paths of freedom and dreams of a great city.
Our driver will pick you up at mid-morning at your accommodation. On the way to the historical center an expert guide will tell us the secrets of this wonderful city. Upon arrival we will visit the Pedro del Castillo Square, the Museum of the Foundational Area and the Franciscan Ruins. We will learn about the foundations of Mendoza’s society, the original methods of water collection and the influence of earthquakes on urban development.
With valuable historical information we will go to the new part of the city. We will see the alameda, and among picturesque streets we will arrive at the Independence Square, the main square of the Capital. Then we will visit the 4 squares that surround it and we will see the most representative buildings. Then we will get lost among the aromas and regional flavors of the historic Central Market. In each place you can spend as much time as you want to talk to locals, take pictures and ask the guide to tell you a little more about things that catch your attention.
It’s time to set off towards the milestones of the liberation heroic deeds. First we will visit the Memorial de la Bandera. The next destination will be the Cerro de la Gloria, where we will learn more about the exploits of the Great Captain. But first we will take a tour of the imposing green lung of the city, the San Martin Park. We will be amazed by the beauty of its classic gates, the lush vegetation and the fountains surrounding the lake. Then we will go up the road that will take us to the Monument of the Army of the Andes. There we will discover every detail of this incredible sculpture. We will have time to take pictures of the city from the top and see the Frank Romero Day Greek Theater, where the traditional Grape Harvest Festival is held.
On the way back we can walk along Aristides Street and drop you off at one of its bars or restaurants for a drink or we will return to your accommodation to give you a farewell hug.
For 3 hours you will breathe airs of freedom of the past that mark the future of this wonderful city.
Our trips are designed so that when you return home you feel that something has changed and we know that sustainable tourism is the way to achieve it. In SAK Wine & Travel we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal Nº 6: Water, a fundamental resource for Mendoza.
What do I need to know?
We suggest you to bring these items for personal use to make your excursion perfect:
– Small backpack.
– Extra mineral water.
– Personal care items (lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen SPF50, antibacterial gel/wipes, insect repellent).
– Special clothing: cap or hat, sunglasses, comfortable and warm clothing (polar/sweater, windbreaker), appropriate footwear for the activity.
Safety tips: Inform the guide or driver about any illness, allergy or physical restriction. Remember to bring your medication and administration instructions.