Wineries from ArgentinaAbout vineyards and fine wine in Cuyo
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Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis in Cuyo offer everything. Even rafting in San Juan river in winter. Horseback riding is still a good choice if you plan to discover the Cordillera's secrets. But there's more... a new wine route in San Rafael and three suggestions in San Luis. And, if you want to relax and energize, a thermal complex with excellent services.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW----------------
In Mendoza, there is a superb wine tour that encompasses four major and historic wineries in MAIPU. As such, this tour which takes a whole day is named "Las bodegas de Maipu".
The four wineries are: Bodega La Rural, Bodegas Trapiche, Bodegas Maipu and Bodegas Lopez
|A typical tour when in Cuyo|
San Rafael: The wine route. The first stop is the Yancanello building, where you visit its museum and olive plantations and get to know all about the elaboration process of olive oil. In the first winery you visit the premises with an expert and then you taste the products.
Mendoza: Touring parks and museums. Lots of secrets hide in Mendoza's capital. For example, the "Basilica de San Francisco" (San Francisco Church) -today in ruins- was one of the few buildings that survived the 1861 earthquake.
San Juan: Riding in the Andes. In the center of the Calingasta valley, one kilometer from the town gas station, Carlos will be waiting, horses ready to ride on the "sierras" (hills). One excursion goes to Mirador del Colorado, among arums, brooms and grama grass, where you can enjoy an unforgettable panoramic view of Cordillera, from the Aconcagua to the Olivares range.
Rafting in San Juan River. Rafting is even possible in the middle of winter due to the not-too-cold waters of the San Juan river. Julio takes you to its banks, in Ullum, through mountain roads. After lowering the 6-person rafts and putting on special outfits with neoprene sleeves and cuffs, you travel a 12-kilometer stretch on level II-rafting waters, that is, for the family.
Big Diving Duck(Oxyura ferruginea) Diving is the great skill of this species, although they are also excellent flyers. They get their food from under water and they usually keep their tail straight up even under water. In Argentina, they inhabit areas near the Andes.
Trekking in Valle del Suyuque. Destinationn: Cascada del Peñon (Peñon Cascade). Departure point: a Monastery at the base of the hill. Upstream the Suyuque river, you walk among forests of pepper and carob trees.
San Jorge ranch. Surrounded by prairies and hills, the cask is in the center of Valle del Durazno (Peach Valley).
Merlo: your chance to try paragliding. At Cerro Comechingones, even the kids go paragliding. The two-seat flights are piloted by experts. The sensation is incredible: the breeze on your face, the absolute silence.
Termas Las Tamarindas: Renewed energy. A few minutes away from San Luis city, this thermal complex -surrounded by countryside- is all you need to relax.
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