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San Juan- Mendoza Tour

Country: Argentina
City: Mendoza
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires

Arrival in Buenos Aires, meeting with the passengers. Transfer in private service with English guide from the international airport to the hotel.
Accommodation for 2 nights

Day 2
Buenos Aires

City Tour of Buenos Aires this tour transmits a Buenos Aires of the 21st century, showing current sectors of the city such as the avant-garde of Soho and Hollywood, a step for the most important green, the Tres de Febrero park, the racecourse, the Polo Field. And without stopping traveling and knowing the symbol of our city: the Obelisk, squares, such as those of Mayo, San Martín, Alvear, of the Congress; avenues: Corrientes, De Mayo, 9 de Julio, among others; neighborhoods with history as La Boca, San Telmo, sumptuous as Palermo and Recoleta, modern as Puerto Madero; Lezama Park, the Ecological Reserve, commercial and financial areas.

Excursion in private service Duration 4 hours

Dinner show at Tango La Ventana

Duration: 4 hours

Day 3
Buenos Aires

Transfer in private service without a guide from your hotel to the Jorge Newbery Airport, Aeroparque.
Flight to San Juan

Transfer to the hotel from San Juan airport. Accommodation at selected hotel. In the early afternoon of the Gran City Tour where you will visit: Tour around the downtown of San Juan where you will visit: Sarmiento's birthplace, we will visit the Civic Center area, Convention Center until we reach the Juan Victoria Auditorium. Visit Merced del Estero Winery or Santiago Graffigna Museum, guided tour with wine tasting. Dike of Ullum. Visit Campos de Olivos where we will observe the artisan elaboration of olive oil and tasting of oil, olives and balsamic acheto. Along the way, the system of non-traditional drip irrigation of crops is observed. Quebrada de Zonda
Return to the city in the afternoon hours. Does not include income to Casa Sarmiento and Auditorio Juan Victoria

Day 4
San Juan / Fertile Valley

Breakfast and transfer to Valle Fértil visiting Difunta Correa, Marayes, Las Tumanas. Lodging at Valle Fertil Inn. Early in the afternoon departure to visit Parque Prov. Ischigualasto (Valley of the Moon), return to the Host. Dinner.

Day 5
San Juan / Fertile Valley

Breakfast and visit the Talampaya National Park, after completing the circuit we return to San Juan, passing by Cuesta de Huaco and Jachal. Arrival in the afternoon. Hotel accommodation.

Day 6
San Juan-Mendoza + Winery circuit

Breakfast and check out

Transfer to Terminal de San Juan to take a bus to Mendoza (Bus Included).

In the afternoon Circuit de Bodegas. These circuits between vineyards are developed in the departments of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú. We will make contact with the culture of work in the hands of immigrants who, using irrigation techniques (canals and ditches) inherited from the ancient aborigines, the Huarpes, managed to transform the desert soil into a productive oasis. It is the setting for the establishment of prestigious wineries, which have positioned themselves for the quality of their products, to Argentina as a privileged producer at an international level.

We will visit two wine establishments, with traditional methods and incorporation of the latest technology, accompanied by winery guides or experts in enology, which will show us the methods of winemaking and the processes of winemaking, bottling, and labeling. After tasting.

Some of the wineries that are visited in the regular excursions are: Vistandes, López, Viniterra, Cavas Don Arturo, Carmine Granata, Cavas de Weinert.

We also made a visit to an olive grove, where we will observe the process of making olive oil, and then they will give us a tasting. Back to the hotel.

Day 7
Mendoza-City and surroundings


Traveling through its streets, we will be making contact with the history and culture of a town, which with great effort was transforming the desert into a prosperous oasis.

Our tour begins in the foundational zone, a historical site where in 1561 Don Pedro del Castillo founded the City, space where the Museum and Foundational Plaza and the Jesuit ruins are located, vestige of the city prior to the earthquake of 1861.

Continuing our visit we will visit the main squares, which in their environment host the Cathedral, the Basilica of San Francisco, the former Banco Hipotecario (current Ministry of Culture and Tourism), the Andean Mercantile, and the former Bank of Mendoza (current Contemporary Art Space ), Plaza Independencia and Plaza España, the Civic District with the Government House and the Enoteca. Later, our circuit will continue along the prestigious Emilio Civit street, a residential area that leads to the General San Martín Park, 370 hectares, the lung of the city. We enter through the famous Portones, the caballitos de Marly, the Rosedal, and the Lake until arriving at Cerro de la Gloria, where the Monument to the San Martinian Gesta is located. Accommodation.

Day 8
Mendoza- High Mountain

Breakfast - The route offers a varied range of colors and reliefs. Early in the morning, bordering the Mendoza River, we will see majestic views of the Cordón del Plata mountain range and the Potrerillos Dam, a colossal hydraulic work to generate energy and distribute water for irrigation.

Our next visit will be Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic Huarpes aboriginal settlement and the southernmost point of the Inca Empire, where the Inca Trail from Peru arrived.

Places of interest: Las Bóvedas de Uspallata, historic adobe buildings, in which Chaplain Fray Luis Beltrán, used for the smelting of guns and weapons.

Later visit to the villas of Picheuta, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas and the Los Penitentes ski resort. Free time to use the chairlift that allows us to enjoy beautiful panoramic views. Further on, we will find on the shores of our route, the Puente del Inca, a natural architectural work with springs of thermal waters.

Continuing our course and at 2750 masl, the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, the colossus of America of 6959 meters, from where you can access the Horcones Lagoon and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Following the international route, we will arrive at our last destination, the Las Cuevas villa, of European style located at 3200 meters above sea level.

Between Las Cuevas and the international tunnel, is the route that allows climbing if the weather conditions allow it in summer to the Cristo Redentor Monument, located at 4200 masl, which symbolizes the union between Argentines and Chileans. Back to the hotel.

Day 9

Breakfast and check out. Airport transfer
Arrival in Buenos Aires, meeting with the passengers. Transfer in private service with English guide from the airport to the hotel.
Free afternoon to enjoy the city

Day 10
Buenos Aires

Transfer in private service to the international airport of Ezeiza with an English guide.

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