Argentina’s glorious mountainside oasis
One of the most beautiful cities in Argentina, Mendoza is a veritable oasis in the foothills of the Andes. In truth, it’s a desert town, but thanks to the many acequias (irrigation ditches) here you would never guess it. This feat of human engineering has harnessed the waters of the Mendoza and Tunuyán Rivers to create what’s widely known as ‘the land of sunshine and wine’.
Capital of the Cuyo province, the city of Mendoza enjoys a moderate climate, which makes it the perfect place for wine production. A wine tour of Mendoza will allow you to sample some of the world’s finest Malbec, as well as the excellent Mount Aconcagua wines. In fact, the wines produced here attract visitors from around the world to experience Mendoza's renowned Wine Route.
What’s more, the hot summer days and fresh evenings in this part of Argentina have created a buzzing cafe culture across the city, whilst winter brings with it awesome opportunities to hit the ski slopes. And museums rich with intriguing heritage make a fascinating inclusion on your tailor-made tour of Mendoza and the surrounding region.