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Duration: 06 Days
Location: Mendoza, San Rafael.
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  • Day 01 – Mendoza

    Day 02 – Mendoza

    Day 03 – Mendoza

    Day 04 – Mendoza to San Rafael

    Day 05 – San Rafael

    Day 06 – San Rafael to Mendoza

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  • Day 01 – Mendoza

    On arrival, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.

    Meals included: Nil.

    Day 02 – Mendoza

    Today we head for a city tour of Mendoza, whose architecture layout stands out. We will visit the city with four centuries of history: the Paseo Alameda (Poplar Grove Walk), Pedro del Castillo Square,  Independencia Square, the civic center, Emilio Civit Avenue and General San Martín Park. We will go up Cerro de la Gloria (Gloria hill) to observe the monument devoted to San Martín’s heroic deed.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 03 – Mendoza

    Wine Bus Vitivinicola (included)

    The Wine Bus makes two rides, four times a week. Each ride departs from Mendoza capital city, the first one starting at 8:00 am. Tourists go with bilingual guides (Spanish/English) specialized in viticulture. You can hop on/hop off at any of the wineries included in the loop (authorized by the Municipality) during the day, and as many times as you want for 10 hours.

    Throughout the journey along the rural roads (which are paved), you will enjoy the Mendoza oasis, glance at the farms, and assess the irrigation, vineyard management and hail protection systems. The rides will help you know about the wine culture, the wineries and their vineyards, as well as to taste and try excellent wines pairing delicious lunches and participate in different harvest /prune programmes. Wine purchase is optional. Lunch and fee not included.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

    Day 04 – Mendoza to San Rafael

    Today we head to San Rafael by bus. You will be transferred to the Bus terminal. On arrival in San Rafael, you will be transferred to your hotel by your guide. Overnight in your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 05 – San Rafael

    Cañón del Atuel (included)

    Heading to the south of the province, you will see sharp contrast in landscapes – natural oasis, as the Uco Valley, deserts, mirrors of water, large sculptural walls with natural rock formations – product of erosion from wind and water, vestiges of the passage of time.

    We will arrive at the Villa 25 de Mayo, to make contact with history, it was on this site in 1805 by the riverside of Diamante river, was founded Fort San Rafael, formed around the head village, which was then transferred to its current location. We will continue until we reach the Nihuil Dam of 9600 hectares. Elected by nature lovers, where you can practice fishing, hiking, water sports and relax.

    Subsequently, transit through narrow snails, discovering wonderful sculptures in natural walls forming the canyon, such as hanging gardens, the chair of Rivadavia, the Wax Museum. The constant sound provided by the Atuel River, the Valle Grande dam, where we will have time to relax and enjoy lunch (not included).

    We will then walk through the city of San Rafael. Overnight in your hotel.

     Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 06 – San Rafael to Mendoza

    You will be transferred to the Bus terminal for your bus to Mendoza city and transfer to airport to catch your departure flight to next destination.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    INCLUDES:

    • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis in your choice of accommodation.
    • All meals as stated in itinerary.
    • All airport / land transfers as stated.
    • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle with English speaking guide and including all entrance fees.

    EXCLUDES:

    • International Airfare and airport / government taxes, fuel surcharges etc.
    • Domestic Airfares.
    • Visa (if required).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included.
    • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.