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Things to Do in Mendoza, Argentina

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Mendoza has a long history with explorers and adventure-seekers. In 1561, the founder of the city, Pedro del Castillo, traveled from Chile over a 13,120ft/4,000m pass to create a new settlement for the Spanish – no easy feat! Today, 450 years later, the city is thriving with about 110,000 inhabitants and strong wine and tourism industries.

Many mountaineers who travel to Argentina to attempt the summit of South America’s highest mountain, Aconcagua, only visit the national park office to obtain their climbing permits before heading to the mountains; they don’t know what they’re missing. The beautiful tree-lined streets and shady plazas of the city are rich with history, culture and class. Read the full “Things To Do in Mendoza” article.

Join us this year or next on our Aconcagua expedition and reward yourself with a wine tour afterwards. For more information about our Aconacagua expedition click here.

Mendoza vineyards

Left: Grapes on the vine; Right: A picturesque bodega

To learn more about our wine tours, contact our office at

Upcoming Aconcagua Trip Dates:

January 14-February 3, 2012

January 12-February 1, 2013

If you like this article, you may want to visit our Expedition Preparation Page for more interesting information to help you get ready for your trip.