On this adventure trip you can combine the best of the mountain with awesome experiences at the wine country. We’ve made this itinerary for you to have everything together and get the best in only 5 days.
Mendoza adventure trip taste of Malbec – 5 Days
Day 1 – Welcome Mendoza.
Arrive to Mendoza, reception at the bus station or airport and transfer to the selected hotel.
Later, the tour consists in a walking tour around this oasis city. Mendoza is plenty of tree lined streets and irrigation canals that connect us with the founding times of Mendoza. We’ll visit the Independence main square and the four smaller surrounding it.
We’ll start walking through the pedestrian street Sarmiento. First, we will learn about mendocinians life and the most representative buildings. Pasaje San Martín or Culture Ministry will be some of them.
In addition, we will head forward to the Central Market. In any case, there we’ll be able to try some local tastes as “alfajor or dulce de leche”. Then, we’ll go ahead to the famous Emilio Civit Avenue and to the San Martin historical Park where the emblematic gateway was set. At the end of the walking tour, we will pass by the Aristides Avenue to get the feeling of its lively environment of bars and restaurants. See more details
Day 2 – Visiting 3 Wineries by Bike – Chacras de Coria
Chacras de Coria and Vistalba are small villages located in the region of Lujan de Cuyo. Half an hour away from Mendoza City, this area boasts beautiful country houses in between tree lined roads, wine cellars and ancient vineyards along which we bike the friendly Wine Road of Lujan de Cuyo.
Led by local guides, we will first take our bikes and helmets, then we’ll start our biking tour. At first, we will visit two world-class vineyards and wineries. Walking around their facilities we will experience different ways of wine making. We will learn the steps to taste a good wine and at the end of the bike wine tours, we will savour a gourmet lunch paired with the best wines of the region. See more details
Day 3 – Canopy circuit / Ziplining – Potrerillos area
In the morning we will go southwest on the way to Potrerillos lake 45´away from Mendoza city.
This is a guided circuit formed by 6 stretches at a height of 30 to 80 meters. Soon after a technical chat of safety tips, we will put our equipment on to trek up to the starting point. Then, we’ll cross Mendoza river from one side to the other with the Ziplining to complete adrenaline named the circuit. At the end, we will return to the base where you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery and meet great people as well.
Finally, after the Mendoza ziplining tour, you will have time at leisure until our return to Mendoza city. Also, ask for signing up in another adventure tour. See more details
Day 4 – Horseback riding in Quebrada del Condor
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. See more details
Day 5 – Leave Mendoza. End of the Mendoza adventure trip
According to your departure time described above you will be taken to the airport or bus station.