It’s the place where exhilarating adrenalin packed action melds readily with an upscale wine culture and a vibrant nightlife. Welcome to Mendoza, a city located on the slopes of the Andes, whose majestic snowy peaks can be seen by visitors on their way to the city. If your idea of the perfect holiday is one which comes with an endless array of possibilities, you will be thrilled with what this city has to offer. From wine tasting to mountain climbing, hiking, paragliding and even partying from dusk to dawn, visitors to Mendoza will be able to look forward to a vacation filled with constant excitement. A visit to this city which sits right in Argentine wine country will tempt you to return again and again.

Mendoza’s location shows just how special it is at a glance. That is because it happens to be located in Argentina’s central western Cuyo region which is famous for its world class wines. The city is actually closer to Chile’s capital Santiago at a distance of 179 km than the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires which is 984 km away. Numerous cost-effective options are available if you intend to fly into Mendoza’s El Plumerillo airport from Buenos Aires and the journey itself should take an average of 90 minutes. There is also the option of travelling by bus if you have time to spare and intend to soak in as much as Argentina as possible during your visit.  Santiago, the Chilean capital, is a mere 30-minute flight away and you will be treated to the snowy peaks of the Andes during your journey.

Mendoza almost seems like several holiday destinations rolled into a single awesome vacation and one of the best ways of exploring the region is by travelling on horseback.  You might even be able to catch a glimpse of the towering Aconcagua which is the Andes' highest peak. The Cacheuta Thermal Baths are also a great opportunity to unwind from all that exploring especially since its location in the mountains will ensure you enjoy its scenic views while getting treated to some much-deserved pampering.

The city's National Wine Museum is a great stop to make if you have ever wanted to find out about the history of wine production in Mendoza and a visit will leave you feeling like a connoisseur of fine wines. And if you are lucky enough to visit in March, you will be able to participate in the grape harvest festival and experience the fun and festivities which celebrate the delightful clusters of fruit that have placed Argentina on the wine making map.