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Tour Details
Duration : 4 days / 3 nights
Price : From US$ 931

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01: Buenos Aires- Mendoza
Arrival at the Airport of Mendoza, reception and transfer to your selected hotel, where we will meet know the wine specialist who will accompany you throughout all the route. At noon we will participate in a lunch in a typical Restaurant, during which we will begin to become familiar with local wines. After eating and having enjoyed the traditional Mendoza Afternoon "siesta" nap, we will visit the city trying to understand the local culture, key aspect to understand the wine making process. The visit will conclude with a course of Introduction to the Techniques of Wine Tasting in charge of the oenologist that will introduce us to the world of wines, its processing and techniques of elaboration, the importance of the cork in the bottle and on the use of glasses to taste wines. After the class, that will last approximately two hours, we will be able to participate in an optional supper with directed tasting. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

DAY 02: Mendoza
Breakfast. Exit towards the Mendoza productive oasis. Visit to the Bodega or Wine Cellar Rural and the Lopez Bodega. Lunch in the Bodega La Agricola, of the Zuccardi Family, where we will enjoy exquisite Argentine meats (Goat, calf, pig and lamb) accompanied by house wines. All this brightened up by local folkloric music. Next we will visit the Viniterra Bodega. After seeing the sunset over the Andes, we will return to the hotel. Optional supper in the Wine Bar with directed tasting,. Back to the hotel. Overnight.

DAY 03: Mendoza
Breakfast. Exit to visit the Nieto Senetiner and Viña Amalia Bodegas. Return to the City of Mendoza. Lunch and afternoon free. Suggested optional programmes for the afternoon: 1 Visit to the Fabre Montmayou and Doliom Bodegas (or some other of interest),
2 Excursion to Villavicencio,
3 Thermal Baths in the Hotel of Cacheuta.
At dusk and saying goodbye to Mendoza, we will participate in a supper in the famous Restaurant 1884, belonging to the Chef Francis Mallmann or in the Restaurant Azafran Almacen de Exquisiteces. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

DAY 04: Mendoza - Buenos Aires
On the greed time, transfer to the airport to board your return flight.


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Tour Rates

Price per person in US dollars

Referential Prices 2008

SERVICES ON PRIVATE BASIS
English - Spanish speaking local guides
  Tourist Superior
Tourist
Superior Deluxe
Double room 931 981 1 045 1 200




Referential Prices Only. May be modified without previous notice depending on US Dollar exchange rate with local currency.

Note 1: All prices are referential and may change at the time of Reservations. Please consult.

Note 2: These prices are subject to change without previous advice, i.e. Easter, First of May, Christmas, New Year, etc.

Note 3: Equivalent hotels will be used in all categories depending on the availability, informing on the comforts and characteristics of the selected lodgings.

Airfares not included




Hotel Options for the Tour (or Equivalent)

  Tourist Superior
Tourist
Superior Deluxe
Mendoza Mendoza
Hotel
Aconcagua
Hotel
Huentala
Hotel
Park Hyatt
Hotel




Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport in Premium Car.
  • All transfers in Mendoza in Premium Car with air conditioning.
  • 3 Nights' Accommodations in the City of Mendoza with Breakfast (Double Occupancy Rooms).
  • 1 City Tour of Mendoza.
  • 2 Days wine experience in Mendoza’s central region.
  • 1 Lunch in a Typical Restaurant with Beverages Included.
  • 1 Lunch in bodega with Assisted Tasting.
  • 1 Dinner at the Restaurant 1884 Francis Mallmann with Beverages.
  • Introduction Course to Wine Making and Growing.
  • Certificate "Los Vinos de Los Andes"
  • Guide Oenologist bilingual.
  • Permanent Coordinator.

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Airport and/or Port Taxes
  • Excess Luggage
  • Tips
  • National or International Telephone Calls
  • Personal Expenditures or Extras Not Mentioned
  • Optional Tours




Useful Information

CLIMATE
Cuyo skies are rarely overcast, and the winter climate of this region is delicious, except on the Andean heights. The weather is temperate and dry, with cold winds, and summers are hot. Mendoza city is cool. The weather in fall is milder. Mt Aconcagua is the highest peak on the continent (6,962m) and can be climbed by three different trails.

WHAT TO PACK
During summer you should wear a cap and sunglasses, apply sunscreen and take along a wind-cheater and a sweater or polar sweatshirt. Don't forget a camera and plenty of film! It is a good idea to wear roomy and comfortable trousers and trekking shoes or comfortable sneakers.
In winter, temperatures are considerably lower, so you should take warm coats, sweaters or polar sweatshirts, a cap and woolen gloves, long-sleeved shirts, etc. The best way of insulating oneself against the cold is by using the famous "layer system": by wearing several layers of knitted wool we retain body heat better than if we only wear one layer. This allows us to control body heat by adding or eliminating layers. Daytime is best for outdoor activities. At this time of year, the main attractions are the mountains and especially the snow, that attracts many tourists who are skiing, snowboarding and winter sports enthusiasts, so we recommend you bring proper clothing for these snow sports.

HEALTH
There are no endemic diseases here, so no special vaccines are required for entry. Argentina is free of foot and mouth disease, so beef may be safely consumed.

Ascent of Aconcagua: this is a challenge for the world's mountaineers, as they have to overcome the obstacles of altitude, b winds and extremely low temperature. Mt Aconcagua is part of the "seven summits" circuit. The atmospheric humidity is very low, and this fact, added to the uninhabited desert-type features of the extensive terrain and the total lack of any kind of emergency assistance, fills even the boldest with qualms.

Medical Assistance: During the whole official season there is a preventive medical service operating in Plaza de Mulas, and it is recommended that climbers take a general physical examination here prior to starting their ascent, or if they show signs of Mal de Montaña (altitude sickness). The medical service operates in Plaza Argentina, but only during the High Season. This medical service is available to the andinistas (Alpinists or mountain-climbers), who can check their physical condition before the ascent. If problems are detected at this stage, the doctors can recommend the ascent be delayed or simply cancelled, and recommend that the patient self-evacuate from high-altitude terrain.

WATER
Tap-water is totally drinkable and safe. During the meltwater season it can appear slightly cloudy, as happens in many of the world's mountain cities. However, it remains just as safe and drinkable as ever.

TRADITIONAL GASTRONOMY
Some typical Mendoza dishes are: fried pasties, patitas aliñadas, beef stew, arrope syrup, tableta mendocina, humita en chala and the famous tortitas raspadas (scraped cookies) for breakfast or snacks. In addition to the traditional Argentine asado (barbecue) with an assortment of regional salads and desserts, you can sample empanadas, puchero, carbonada, cazuela de gallina or vegetales al disco.
Mendoza and San Juan together account for 90% of the country's wine production, and are one of the world's 4 major producers of fine wines.
Wine, perhaps more than any other human creation, has always played an important role in the great moments of human history. So why not "take a page out of the history books" and sample the exquisite local wines accompanied by an assortment of cheeses or the dishes offered in Mendoza's restaurants.

Restaurants during your trip:
In Mendoza: International, vegetarian and local food restaurants.
Restaurants in Mendoza

IMPORTANT
We reserve the right to make changes to the order of the trip, without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times or any other reason relevant to the best development of the trip.




 


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