Hike the wine regions of Argentina

Salta and Mendoza

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Argentina ranks fifth in wine production in the world. And its vines grow on the western valleys and slopes of Andes Mountain Range, creating a stunning combination of high vineyards, snow-capped mountains, red formations and beautiful bodegas. In North West Argentina, hike in different valleys, visit wineries more than 150 years old, pair the unique altitude wines with regional food. Hike on paths designed by the Inca and lunch in haciendas once ruled by Spanish lords. Then move to Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina, and hike at the foot of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the western hemisphere. Combine this with tastings, olive oil and local produce. Hike up the Andes and next day blend your own wine. Lodge in absolute comfort.

Specifics:

  • Average hike: 6 or 8 hours a day including lunch stop
  • Minimum and maximum altitude for hikes: 1,400 mt /4,620 ft and 3,500 mt/11,550 ft.
  • No technical skills needed for hikes
  • Hikes take place in diverse environments
  • Learn about wines, blending and pairing
  • Combine active hiking with great food and wines

 

What’s Included: Accommodation in hotels in single or double occupancy; all transfers; all lunches and six dinners; wine tastings; all organized activities; snacks and beverages when hiking; bilingual guides.

Add ons: Iguassu falls and jungle |Patagonia glaciers |Atacama star gazing | Buenos Aires culture & arts

Highlights:

Valle Calchaquí – Cafayate vineyards and bodegas – Modert Art - Inca – Wine tastings – Argentine asado – Pairing local food with local wines - The Andes – Red mountains – Aconcagua - State of the art wineries – Local communities – Cardones – Spa - Learn what makes altitude wines unique – Colonial whitewashed old towns - Gourmet – Cooking lessons

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the Wine Regions

Region: Provinces of Salta and Mendoza.
Where: Salta | Cafayate | Colomé | Cachi | Mendoza |Lujan de Cuyo | Potrerillos
When: All year round. Grape Harvest: February and March
Start: Salta
End: Mendoza
Trip length: 9 days/8 nights.
Hotels: Sophisticated (Casual posadas available)
Activity level: Moderate or Intense

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