Day 1: Mendoza. Reception at Mendoza airport and transfer to the hotel in the afternoon, a city tour will get you acquainted with the history and culture of the city founded by Spanish colonists more than centuries ago. We will go through its tree – lined avenues and its streets bordered by "acequias" and visit the most important points in the city. Return to the hotel accommodation.
Day 2: Mendoza. Breakfast. Departure to visit some wine cellars of the region: La Rural, with the Wine Museum, one of the most important in the world, which exhibits original wine cellar elements. We will also visit Lopez Winery, one of the most traditional in Argentina. Lunch at a restaurant. Return to the hotel.
Day 3: Mendoza - Uspallata. Early departure towards the Argentine-Chilean border. We will finally reach Puerto de Inca and its hot springs. The bridge was named like this because the Inca natives used this natural bridge on their way from Chile to the pre-Spanish Peru. On the way, we will also do something trekking towards Horcones lagoon for a better view of this great mountain. Arrival at Las Cuevas. Accommodation in Upsallata. Dinner.
Day 4: Uspallata. Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy optional activities such as rafting in Mendoza River, mountain bike or trekking to appreciate different landscapes. Dinner. Accommodation.
Day 5: Mendoza - Uspallata. Breakfast. Departure to San Juan passing by Barreal, Calingasta, Iglesias, Flores, Pismanta and Jachal.
Day 6: San Juan - San Augustin del Valle Fertil. Departure to Ischigualasto, an area where paleontologists, geologists and naturalists from all over the world have carried out different studies because of the particular geological formations will never fail to amaze those who visit the valley. The recent discovery of fossils from the Triassic Period drew worldwide attention to this area. Return to the hotel.
Day 7: Mendoza - San Augustin del Valle Fertil - Buenos Aires. Breakfast. Transfer to San Juan airport to board a flight to Buenos Aires.
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