By Karel Gomez
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Best time to visit – October through April are considered the best months for visiting Mendoza. Spring (October, November) and fall (March, April) are warm, crisp and bursting with colors. During this time, winery activities are bustling, and outdoor adventures are in peak season. The season is also appealing because it is when we are normally experiencing a chilly winter.
As one of South America’s top wine travel destination, with fabulous boutique hotels, world-class restaurants, and a vibrant local culture, Mendoza appeals to travellers from all over the globe. The outer regions are as enticing as the city and wine country for adventurous types and wine lovers. From white water rafting at Rio Mendoza, mountain biking, hiking, to horseback riding and tranquil spas, there is something for everyone here. Whether you want to kick back and relax, or enjoy a glass of vino, Mendoza is definitely a place to be.
So, why not make a difference, and start planning your next incentive trip to Argentina. There is lots to see and do, especially when it is cold here. It will be a unique experience, tailor-made to your needs. Remember that our concept of “incentive” starts with you. Reward yourself or your employees, we can help you achieve that.
Things to do in Mendoza
Team building experience in the Andes
Home to the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, the province of Mendoza is the perfect place to practice mountaineering and outdoor activities. Horseback-ride across the Andes, mountain-bike from one winery to another, hike at the foot of the Aconcagua, or white-water raft down the river are just some of your options.
Tour the wineries and taste some the finest Malbec in the world
- Tour the vineyards in a fourtrack or in an exclusive classic car. You will enjoy the scenery, taste their wines and learn the secrets of wine making.
- Wine tasting course – Learn tasting techniques, the aromatic descriptors and some important aspects related to wine culture.
Fortunately there are plenty of wineries offering different types of culinary experiences. Learn how to make “empanadas” or how to prepare an “asado”, and pair the experience with local wines will be an unforgettable experience.
- Visit and cook at Pan y Oliva – This is an example of what you will enjoy: Breakfast in Pan & Oliva, harvest in the garden, cooking class, visit and tasting of the olive oil factory, 3 course lunch at Pan y Oliva.
Hot air balloon
A very special way to appreciate the best of Mendoza. With the first rays of sunlight, when the air is calm and fresh, we will be ready for takeoff. The balloon will slowly gain altitude, and below, an unforgettable view of vineyards and mountain appears. The landing point is always a mystery, since the balloon is directed by the winds, but once landed, you will for sure experience the local hospitality.
Where to stay
Mendoza is all about great food and excellent wine. To experience the best the region has to offer, we totally recommend staying at a hotel surrounded by vineyards, such as the romantic Cavas Wine Lodge or Algodon Wine Estates. Foodies should visit the Vines Resort and Spa, which is home to a restaurant from South America’s star chef Francis Mallmann. There are lots of unique and luxurious accommodation choices in the region, and we have come up with the best of the best.
Here is our top three:
Algodon Wines State and Champions Club – If you think heaven should include golf, tennis, horseback riding, mountains, vineyards, and mouth-watering food and wine all in one place, then you should book a stay at Algodon Wine Estates. This magnificent vineyard estate is located in the rolling foothills of the Sierra Pintada Mountains, at the base of the snow-capped Andes.
Guests of this Mendoza wine resort enjoy internationally award-winning lodging, vineyard tours, a world-class winery, award-winning cuisine, championship tennis and golf that literally plays through vineyards. Algodon features scenic acre upon acre of antique olive groves, fruit orchards, and breathtaking mountain views.
This family friendly retreat appeals to wine and sports lovers alike, as the exceptional amenities have won Algodon a global reputation as the premier golf resort and wine hotel in South America.
Cavas Wine Lodge – Nestled in a 55 acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is an 18 room boutique property strategically located between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain range. Only half hour drive south of Mendoza city.
Cecilia Diaz Chuit and Martín Rigal have created a splendid Spanish colonial-style hotel devoted to the joys of wine, complete with a wellness center and Moorish-inspired patios. In any season, the Mendoza wine country offers myriad activities and attractions that beckon to explore a region famed for sunny skies and nature’s blessings.
Designed for romantic getaways, each villa has a secluded sun deck with a panoramic view of the snow-capped Andes Mountains, plus a wood-burning fireplace and a private plunge pool. The hotel’s peaceful ambience extends to the tranquil spa and restaurant.
Entre Cielos – A modern wine experience. Entre Cielos sits on 8 acres in the Mendoza countryside overlooking Malbec vines and the Andes, offering a Modern Mendoza Experience.
The luxury boutique hotel boasts 16 uniquely designed rooms including a one-of-a-kind ‘Vineyard Loft” that rises high above the vineyard featuring an outdoor Jacuzzi tub and unparalleled star gazing through numerous skylights.
With an ultra-modern design, timeless furniture, rotating art exhibitions, customized guest experiences tailored to personal wishes and the area’s first true Hamam + Spa, Entre Cielos offers guests a refreshing and new Modern Mendoza Experience. You are invited to Relax, Renew, and Discover and Savor all that Entre Cielos has to offer.
Your ideal itinerary should include 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 or 4 nights in Mendoza and 2 nights in Iguazu Falls. Or you can make it a multi-destination tour by visiting Santiago de Chile instead of the Iguazu Falls.
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