Mendoza Holidays: An Overview

Known as the gateway to Chile over the Andes, Mendoza itself is a holiday destination in its own right. Founded in 1562, the city benefits from its position at the foot of the Andes; boasting clement weather, lovely clear light and a stunning scenic backdrop, its easy to comprehend why Mendoza has been an inspiration to the arts and is home to many musicians, writers, poets and painters.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Try to time your Mendoza holiday during Vendimia in March for a week of parades and parties to celebrate the grape harvest.

Luxury Mendoza Holidays: The Detail

The city is considered to be one of the prettiest in Argentina with beautiful parks, wide shaded sidewalks and a peaceful atmosphere, however the region is undoubtedly most famous for its excellent wine production.

Its fertile soil, thanks to pure mountain spring waters, and consistent climate are responsible for the lush countryside that supports the many vineyards in the area. During your holiday, visits to local wineries are an absolute must, and if your travel dates permit - don't miss the harvest which takes place from March to April, where Mendoza comes alive with processions, festivals and celebrations.

In addition to exploring its wine country or strolling around the historic quarter of the city, Mendoza offers a myriad of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, riding, and white water rafting just to get you started.


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Most people come on holiday here for the wine, but the scenery is spectacular, as the city is nestled in the foothills of the Andes. You can either admire it from your vine-shaded terrace or alternatively, explore by foot, mountain bike, horse back or raft!

Ysobel , Original Traveller

A note on price

Like many of its neighbours, Argentina is a large country and so much of the expense in travelling here lies in flying domestically. Hotels, lodges and estancias range from rustic to super-luxe, so it’s possible to arrange holidays catering for all budgets. A two-week trip would start from roughly £3,500 per person including international flights. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 26°C / 78°F
  • Rainfall — 3cm / 1.3 inches
Flight from London

13:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -3 hrs


Top picks for Mendoza

Park Hyatt Mendoza

Park Hyatt Mendoza

Mendoza

In an elegant building with a beautifully restored 19th century Spanish colonial façade, the hotel’s guestrooms are elegantly furnished, and have views either of the Andes Mountain range or the hotel gardens.

Where to stay

Winery Tours in Mendoza

Winery Tours in Mendoza

Mendoza

If you’re in Mendoza, the chances are it’s because you’ve enjoyed Argentinian wine and are keen to get to the source!

What to do

Casa de Uco

Casa de Uco

Mendoza

Casa de Uco just raised the stakes in the already competitive boutique hotel market in Uco Valley, in the heart of Mendoza wine region.

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Posada Salentein

Posada Salentein

Mendoza

An exclusive posada in Finca La Pampa at the foot of the Andes, Posada Salentein is surrounded by vineyards and is a wine lover’s haven.

Where to stay

Alpasion Lodge

Alpasion Lodge

Mendoza

Alpasion Lodge is a luxurious lodge an hour and a half from the city of Mendoza in Uco Valley, the heart of Argentina’s premier wine region.

Where to stay

The Vines Resort & Spa

The Vines Resort & Spa

Mendoza

Choosing somewhere to stay in and around Mendoza just got even more difficult with the arrival of The Vines Resort & Spa, smack bang on the vineyard route through Argentina’s finest wine region.

Where to stay

We certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you all to friends

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