Mendoza Travel Guide

Some people visit Argentina to trace Che Guevara’s famed Motorcycle Diaries path while others go to enjoy the incredible steaks of Buenos Aires. But check out any Mendoza travel guide, and you’ll realize the city and its surrounding region bring something for all visitors. The city is one of the top wine growing regions in the entire world, while its position in the shadow of the Andes makes it amazing for outdoor pursuits, like skiing and rafting. Travel to Mendoza is a great idea for wine enthusiasts, partygoers, the lovers of spas, and adrenaline junkies -- basically everyone. Of course, if you want to take that motorcycle ride, you can always rent a bike and enjoy the hairpin turns on gravel roads.

Things Not to Miss in Mendoza

• Taste wine, if nothing else, in this vineyard paradise.
  • Get the full spa treatment, and visit Mendoza thermal pools and mud baths.
  • Hire a Mendoza travel guide to take you fly-fishing for trout in the region’s many streams.
  • Indulge your adventurous side and raft, zip line, or paraglide in the Andes.

When to Go to Mendoza

January is hot in Mendoza; temperatures can reach above 100 degrees, but the lack of humidity makes it bearable. If you are planning your travel to Mendoza to take advantage of the great skiing, however, visit between mid-July to early September.

Articles about Mendoza

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