Day 1 – Welcome Mendoza.
Arrive to Mendoza, reception at the bus station or airport and transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 2 – South Uco valley wine tour. Visit 3 Wineries and enjoy lunch
Uco valley south is located about 1 hour away from Mendoza city. During the day we’ll get impressed by the framework of the Andes Range. The presence of diverse kind of soil pushed the development of grape growing in the late nineties. Not only from alluvials to volcanic but also calcareous areas in addition. Definitely, high insolation and low rains complete the perfect atmosphere for this production.
Led by specialized guides we’ll visit 3 internationally renowned wineries. We’ll learn about the different processes and technologies used to achieve premium wines of different labels. While we visit the wineries, we’ll be able to observe the steps of the process starting from the vineyards to the tanks and aging cellars.
At every place, we’ll be surprised with different aspects of wine making. After that, you’ll have time to enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch with wine pairing, all above the beautiful views of the Andes as background next to the vineyards.
Day 3 – North Uco valley wine tour. Visit 3 wineries and enjoy lunch
Uco Valley is located around 115km. away from Mendoza city. It is the new wine region of Mendoza.
A combination of high altitude lands (900 to 1300 masl), alluvial soils, low rains (more than 250 sunny days per year) and wide thermal amplitude, make grape growing be the first activity of the region. We plunge into the hearth of this vast region. Led by insider guides, we will visit three world-class vineyards and wineries. Walking around their facilities we will be surprised by the different ways of wine making process in each place. Also we will learn the secrets of this particular “terroir” and step by step how to taste a good glass of wine.
Savour a gourmet lunch paired with the best wines of the region, surrounded by a beautiful environment with wonderful views of the Andes.
Day 4 – Horseback riding at Quebrada del Condor in the Mendoza
In the morning we will go southwest for about 1:45 hours journey to reach La Quebrada del Cóndor (Condor Canyon) in Potrerillos.
This tour offers a 2/4-hours horseback riding through the different mountain trails shaped by native animals and people living in small settlements in the mountains nearby. Obviously, they are our gauchos, locally named “baqueanos”. Of course, they are amazing horse riders. We’ll go on a horseback to enjoy the spectacular and natural environment at the Cordillera de los Andes while we come to know and learn about the nature, geology, traditions and history of the region.
Back in the Ranch or “Puesto” we will have a nice “Asado” that we’ll share with the local family. Return to Mendoza in the evening.
Day 5 – Leave Mendoza.
Day at leisure. At the time of your flight we’ll take you to the airport in Mendoza.
What do I need to know?
– Special clothing: cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and suitable shoes, additional mineral water.
– Safety tips: Report to the guide/driver about any special illness, allergy or Physical Restriction.
Remember to TAKE YOUR MEDICATION AND ADMINISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS.
– Insurance: Please, fill in the Risk Insurance Sheet provided by the guide/driver.