Mendoza family vacation trip. We have designed this special itinerary thinking in a family with children from 6 to 12 yo. When you visit Mendoza with childs the first question is, What the kids will do while we are tasting wine? Is it worthy to visit the vineyards with children? OF course it is, see the itinerary below. Besides enjoying a mendoza wine tour, you will be able to discover unique landscapes, see native flora and fauna of the Andes and share a great time with your kids.
Mendoza family vacation – 5 Days. 6 to 12 yo.
Day 1 – Welcome Mendoza.
Arrive to Mendoza, reception at the bus station or airport and transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 2 – Winery visits and cooking class for childrens – Luján de Cuyo
This region, cradle of the Viticulture and Malbec in Argentina. Mendoza is one of the most important oases nearby the foothills of the Andes. Totally irrigated by ancient canals, this valley contains more than 150 wineries. Also it is blended with country houses, tree lined streets and wide vineyards along which we plunge into the Wine Roads. Led by insider guides, we will visit an important winery of Mendoza. At this place you will enjoy a family cooking class while adults can enjoy tasting some great wines as well. Walking around the cellar facilities and vineyards we will learn about the wine making process. Then, step by step you will learn how to taste a good wine and make the pairing. We will enjoy a gourmet lunch matched by the best wines of the region surrounded by a beautiful environment and the best views of the Andes.
Day 3 – Mendoza horseback riding at Quebrada del Cóndor – Potrerillos
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.
This tour is adapted to children for the Mendoza family vacation package.
Day 4 – Villavicencio Natural Reserve – ANDES TRUCK.
This tour takes place in the heart of the Andes.
In the morning, we leave the city behind to go visit one of the most beautiful routes in Mendoza. During the day, we will also visit the equally beautiful Villavicencio Natural Reserve, which from the beginning of the 20th century represented the classic view of the mountains of Mendoza. Its emblematic hotel and the stunning gardens surrounded by the Andes create a unique environment. This tour combines adventure with sightseeing, archeology and historic sites. We will enjoy beautiful landscapes and all they have to offer.
Also around Paramillos area we will have the opportunity to walk around the ruins of a gold and silver mine from the 19th century. We’ll observe the native flora and fauna of the area as foxes, hares and a rich birdlife diversity with condors, eagles and hawks, among others.
You will have time to have lunch at the Parador Villavicencio of the reserve, at the end, we’ll return to Mendoza city in the evening.
Day 5 – Mendoza family vacation. end of itinerary.
According to your departure time described above you will be taken to the airport or bus station.