Top 10 Things to do in MENDOZA
The following are some of the things that we think make our province particularly unique and are our favorite things to do in Mendoza.
1- High Mountain tour - Parque Provincial Aconcagua
It’s a must-do tour when you travel to Mendoza. The constant presence of high mountain peaks in the far horizon constitutes a great attraction that invites us to enter a world of giants.
Mendoza is famous for Cerro Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, but the majestic peak is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to climbing and mountaineering here. The nearby Cordón del Plata boasts several peaks topping out between 5000m and 6000m, and there are three important rock-climbing areas in the province: Los Arenales (near Tunuyán), El Salto (near Mendoza) and Chigüido (near Malargüe).
2- General San Martin Park
Walking along the lakeshore and snoozing in the shade of the rose garden in this beautiful 420-hectare park is a great way to enjoy one of the city's highlights. Walk along Mitre/Civit out to the park and admire some of Mendoza's finest houses on the way. Pick up a park map at the Centro de Información, just inside the impressive entry gates, shipped over from England and originally forged for the Turkish Sultan Hamid II.The park was designed by Charles Thays, who designed Parque Sarmiento in Córdoba, in 1897. Its famous Cerro de la Gloria has a monument to San Martín's Ejército de los Andes for their liberation of Argentina, Chile and Perú from the Spaniards. On clear days, views of the valley make the climb especially rewarding.
3- Mercado Central
The Mercado Central is a good hunting ground for cheap pizza, empanadas (small, stuffed pastries) and sandwiches. If you're a traveling foodies this is a place you must learn to know well.
4- Horseback riding at the feet of the Andes range
A stunning horseback riding trip along the Wine Route or at the feet of the Andes range, it’s a good way to appreciate Mendoza’s countryside. This excursion in a perfect way to get out of the city and see some of the countryside and beautiful Andes mountain range. To top off your day, combine this tour with a traditional Argentinean BBQ.
5- White-water rafting in Mendoza River
Get ready to have fun, paddle hard and get wet! Escape Mendoza for the beautiful area of Potrerillos, where you’ll have the adventure of a lifetime – river rafting. Hop aboard with your fellow rafters and start paddling! You'll spend about 1.5 hours on the river, navigating level 3 and level 4 rapids. River rafting is a team sport and everyone on the boat will have paddles to help maneuver through the river. A professional guide is onboard at all times to ensure a safe experience and tell you when to paddle and what to do over the rapids.
6- Cooking class in the vineyards
Food is a very good way to learn about the culture, traditions and customs of the locals and what can be better than a cooking class. Join a unique cuisine experience and delight everyone back at home with typical Mendocinian empanadas, home-made bread and “carnes asadas” (grilled meat). Food and drink, this life is!
7- Wine tours
Argentina produces world-renowned wines, so don’t miss this chance to escape the city for the day on a wine-tasting tour. Travel through the beautiful Argentine wine country to some of the most prestigious wineries in the Mendoza area, learning about Argentina’s rich wine-growing culture and the many varieties of world-class wine produced in the area.
8- Extreme ski in Las Leñas
Taste the best of the Mendoza wine country and experience the thrill of skiing fresh powder in the Andean mountains. Travel from the wine hubbub in Mendoza to one of the most exhilarating ski spots in the world, Las Leñas. The combination is unbeatable! Las Leñas is definitely the most important ski resort in Argentina. The Andes Mountains are the highest outside of Asia with reliable skiing every ski season. Dry, plentiful powder, all levels welcome, Nordic skiing, incredible off-piste skiing and a base up at 2,240 metres describes Argentina’s most important ski resort, Las Leñas.
9- Bike riding through the Wine Road
Experience the real Mendoza Wine Country on bikes!Get an insider look into Mendoza and all the local secrets to help you discover the land of Malbec. Cycle off-road and literally through the vineyards! The wide dirt roads between the vineyard tracks are not technical and the pace is easy-going and fun.
10- Harvest Festival
At the height of wine production, the harvest season, has been the perfect excuse for celebrating the grape, the land and the labor devoted to it. The Grape Harvest Festival combines music, dancing, traditional parades and wine tasting. For a whole weekend, we propose living this unconditional love that people feels for their land and for the wine.
Truly, there´s so much to see and do in Mendoza. We invite you to browse, watch and share this video and familiarize yourself with the unique vacation destinations and experiences we offer.
Life feels slower here, lived at a pace where tables are set with care, fine wine and food are created from the bounty of our own vineyards and gardens, and relationships with friends and familiy gathered around the table are somehow sweeter...
Mendoza Holidays is member of AAAVYT (Argentine Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies) and of Bodegas de Argentina (Wineries of Argentina), registration number 13632 with our administrative office at: San Martin 811 - 1st Floor Mendoza - Argentina.