Tailor-made Mendoza Travel – Vineyards and Orchards
Mendoza is vast 150,000 square kilometres large, located in Argentina’s Middle West in the foothills of the Andes. Those that are not flying in, may reach Mendoza via two national roads 40 and 143 that run north to south or on the national number 7, the so-called bi-oceanic route that connects Buenos Aires with Santiago de Chile.
Together with its neighbouring provinces San Juan, San Luis and La Rioja, Mendoza forms part of the Ciyum or Cuyo Region – an expression from the Huarpe dialect that means as much as “rocky soil”. A pleasant climate with little rain and plenty of sun are perfect for tourism. Fortunately, the dry landscapes are blessed with lush rivers providing the basis for human settlements and agriculture.
Mendoza’s cities with their gardens and avenues have become known as the “forest cities” complete with neat and tidy squares at their centre. Founded as early as 1561, Mendoza City promises sweet relaxation, exciting activities and superb luxury hotels. Set off to explore the museums, theatres, casinos, discos, cinemas, wine bars, pubs, cultural centres and countless gourmet restaurants.
Mendoza’s rural landscapes are quite simply delightful: Take a stroll through blossoming apple, cherry and apricot plantations before visiting a number of Mendoza’s world-famous vineyards. Mendoza is South America’s most important wine producing region and exports its liquid delicacies to the entire world. Characteristic for Mendoza is the Malbec variety. Mendoza’s wine route connects the local producers: the perfect wine lover’s pilgrimage – with plenty of opportunity for tasting.
Mount Aconcagua is the American continent’s highest point with 6962 metres above the sea level. The high mountains are a rugged wonderland with eternal snow, lush valleys, rushing rivers, hot springs, high altitude deserts and remote oasis. Plenty to discover! Mendoza is always well worth a visit –year-round!