Discover the Andes

City of Mendoza

Overview

As the name suggests, Discover the Andes is all about exploring the mountains and participating in excursions and activities ranging from expeditions to the Maipu Volcano, crossing the Andes by foot, valley trekking and wine tours at the foot of the Andes too.

They have multiple tours from a half day to a six day excursion if you have an extended holiday planned. Their expert staff, with a tremendous amount of knowledge about Mendoza's land, and technical knowledge, whether you are climbing, hiking, horseback riding, or trekking, make the experience one to remember for years to come. 

If adventure isn't your thing, Discover the Andes also offers Wine & Art tours. 

Included in the price

  • Transfer in/out
  • Transfer Mendoza-Puente de Inca -Mendoza
  • 2 nights in Puente del Inca with half board
  • Gear mule transportation (44 pounds per person, 20 Kg per person ) up to base camp and back to Puente del Inca
  • Double base tent and dining tent (in Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas)
  • Heaters
  • Pots and pans
  • Accredited guides
  • One porter each 2 person to the higher camps
  • Full board during expedition in the mountain
  • Help in booking accommodation in Mendoza City

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Casa Lila

Casa Lila
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Located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Mendoza city, walking distance from the city center, Casa Lila Bed and Breakfast makes you feel like you are part of their family.

Diplomatic

Diplomatic
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Located In Mendoza’s main culinary hub, just blocks away from Sarmiento, Hotel Diplomatic has 19 floors, impressive architecture, and enormous rooms and comfortable beds that helped it to earn its five star ranking.

Park Hyatt Mendoza

Park Hyatt Mendoza
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Located in the center of downtown Mendoza on historic Plaza Independencia, Park Hyatt Mendoza is well known as the first five star hotel in the city.

B&B Plaza Italia

With above and beyond guest service, the family running this bed and breakfast ensure that each guest gets the best in personal attention.

Chimbas

For travelers who wish to have a relaxed hostel stay in Mendoza, Chimbas is a great spot. Guests can start their day with fresh seasonal fruits, homemade breads and marmalades surrounded by Mediterranean architecture outside the city.

Gran Argentino

The Argentino hotel offers guest a chance to stay within the city at an affordable price. Those staying here can enjoy an outdoor pool with bar service, business center, spa and massage services and an elegant restaurant, Los Girasoles.

Anna Bistro

Anna Bistro
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Owned by French partners, this attractive bistro brings a little touch of French cuisine to traditional Argentine flavors.

Bianco & Nero

Bianco & Nero
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Bianco & Nero is an artisanal ice cream and chocolate boutique you must not miss while visiting Mendoza.

El Palenque

El Palenque
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The idea for El Palenque was to create a restaurant in the same style of the traditional Argentine pulperia. A pulperia was the hub of activity in every town where people would go to drink wine, buy different products, and share the town’s gossip.

Al Pasillo

Part of the growing set of private dining establishments in Mendoza, Al Pasillo is a closed door restaurant in Mendoza city. Chef Angelo and his wife, Claudia, invite you to the intimacy of their home for a unique dining experience.

Bonafide

This café offers an Argentine breakfast menu warm media lunas with cheese and ham or tortitas and coffee with milk.

Florentino

This is an authentic Italian gem. Owned by young chef Sebastian Flores, this restaurant is one of the city’s prettiest plazas, appropriately Plaza Italia, and has an eclectic mix of artwork, nice music and delicious food.

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Uncorking Argentina

Uncorking Argentina
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Ampora Wine Tours

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Gonzalo Cuervo Art Tours

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Mendoza Wine Experience

Offering wine tours in the Uco Valley, Maipu, and Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Wine Experience is a fabulous option for those who seek a pre-set tour that is adventurous, educational, and often less expensive than other tours.

Tasting Mendoza

Tasting Mendoza specializes in organizing upscale gourmet wine tours, focused on gastronomy and vacation. They can arrange fabulous excursions for small or large tour groups, creating personal itineraries to suit all interests.

Trout & Wine

Trout and Wine offers visits to a wide range of Argentine wineries. From tours and tastings at wineries from old to new, modern technology and old-fashioned equipment, Trout and Wine has many options.

Mendoza Wine & Bike Tour

Bike through the Uco Valley or Lujan de Cuyo with Mendoza Wine & Bike Tour. If you choose to venture out with the Uco Valley tour, you can bike to the prestigious Andeluna or Salentein wineries.

Rbike's

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Kaua Spa

Kaua Spa, located in the Park Hyatt on Plaza Independencia, offers a range of unique Thai massages, facials, vinotherapy treatments, and salon treatments for both men and women.

Vertientes (Pueblo del Rio)

Vertientes Spa & Aesthetics, run by Pueblo del Río, is a space for wellness. This exclusive spa, now in the in Villaggio hotel as well as in the original Portrellos location, is a great spot for relaxation.

Palmares Open Mall

Palmares Open Mall
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Palmares Shopping Mall is located 15 minutes south of the city of Mendoza. With 10 movie theaters, 120 stores (primarily authentic Argentine brands), and many restaurants, most notably the quintessial Argentine steakhouse, Don Mario.

Granja Benedetti

At Benedetti, a Mendoza meat store, there are many options at a great price and with great variety. If you plan on cooking true Argentine asado during your stay, it is a great stop.

Las Viñas

On Las Heras in the city of Mendoza, this shop is a great spot for tourists looking for gifts to bring back home. T-shirts, ponchos, and ornate mate gourds abound.

Mercado Central

Grocery shopping in Mendoza can be an exciting adventure to witness, especially if you go to Mercado Central (central market) in downtown Mendoza where fresh meats of all kinds are on display, and authentic foods are available for sampling.

Sugar Cupcakes

Think of any color ... Sugar Cupcakes has cupcake sleeves full of it, plus many decadent combinations to choose from, from Dulce de leche to Cookies & Cream.

Winery

Winery is Argentina’s largest chain of vinotecas (wine shops) with stores throughout Buenos Aires. Winery's Mendoza store has a fabulous selection of hard to find liquors, bar accessories in addition to quality wines.

Celebrate Malbec World Day Globally, the Mendoza Way

Celebrate Malbec World Day with tango and jazz events in Mendoza city.

May 25 - Holiday Wine Options

On Argentina’s most patriotic holiday, May 25th, Argentina’s wine regions will participate in a event designed to support local charities and to add a twist to the usual wine tourism.

Mendoza International Marathon

On May 5th, a collection of runners from around the world will make their way from Potrerillos dam to Parque San Martin as they complete the 14th Annual Mendoza International Marathon. Full marathon, half marathon and 10 K races will occur.

Prepare Your Palate for the Megadegustación

This year's harvest Megadegustación offer fine wines and sparkling wines from the best wineries in the province.

Thursdays in March: Music & Wine in the Garden

The City of Mendoza hosts its sixth annual Summer music and wine series that combines prestigious Mendoza artists, the best wine varieties and the wonderful view from the Terraza Jardín Mirador.

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The first week in March marks the beginning of the National Grape Harvest Festival, Fiesta de la Vendimia.

ECELA Spanish School

ECELA is a Spanish school in Mendoza specializing in helping foreigners to learn the language. Intensive programs as short as one week, and as long as four months are available.

Instituto Intercultural

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Ituzaingo Restaurant - Art Exhibit

Set inside the home of Gonzalo Cuervo, Ituzaingo is firstly a restaurant but also a wonderful display of paintings and sculptures.

MAMM

Located beneath Plaza Independencia, this is a intimate museum displays local art from all types -- from students to famous artists. There are often music and dance exhibits here as well.

Quintanilla

This is one of Mendoza's main artistic centers, featuring music, theater, dance, and even puppetry and multimedia shows. Its purpose is to share the local culture and arts with the world.

Roberto Rosas' House & Sculpture Workshop

Roberto Rosas' House & Sculpture Workshop is a unique place in Mendoza where art and architecture are integrated to be contemporary and functional. It features sculptures and art of all types, both his own and from other artists.

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