In this excursion you will know the city, its people, its history, its sites. The vegetation of a territory that would be a desert if man had not taken action. Its avenues, the ruins of San Francisco, Independencia Square, the Foundation Area, Gral. San Martín Park and Cerro de la Gloria are part of the urban heart of the Province of Mendoza.
Duration: half day
Winter (from May to September) Departures: Thursday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday Starts: 3:00pm Finishes: 7.00pm aprox.
Summer (from October to April) Departures: Thursday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday Starts: 4:00pm Finishes: 7.00pm aprox.
SIB HD Wineries and olive oil establishment visit
This tour among vineyards will show you how the human effort has transformed the desert into an oasis trough an inherited from theHuarpes, the native inhabitants of the region. Nowadays drip irrigation is also used. Both have helped this land to become one of the principal wine world producers, with products of outstanding quality. Will visit 2 wineries, Vistandes (an industrialized winery) and Don Arturo (an small and traditional winery) where the winemaker will explain the process of wine. There will also be a chance of tasting some of the delicious wines.
Then you will visit Pasrai, an Olive Oil producer establishment, where you will have the chance of tasting and buy the products. After that you will visit the Carrodilla church, where is the virgin of the same name, she takes care of the vineyards.
· Distance covered: 100 km. approximately · Duration: half day (4hs) · Departures: Monday to Saturday 2:00 p.m.
SIB HD Villavicencio visit
Our north leads to Plumerillos, historically mute witness of San Martín's deeds. Farther ahead, at the Pre-Andean Mountain Range,Canota Monument, the mineral water bottling plant as well as Villavicencio Hotel and its green gardens are observed. Afterwards, the tour continues towards "Caracoles" Road and its 365 curves.
Duration: half day Departures: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Starts: 8:00 am Finishes: 1.30 pm aprox.
FD SIB High mountain
Impressive and majestic, the Andes unveil before our eyes in a particular way in the Province of Mendoza. The historical tour crosses wonderful sceneries: Potrerillos, Picheuta, Penitentes, the beauty of Uspallata and the ancient spirit of Puente del Inca are the destinations reached through Route 7.
The view of Mount Aconcagua, king of the heights, will be the perfect epilogue for a unique day. If permitted by the weather, we will reach the Redeemer Christ Statue.
Duration: full day High Season Departures: from Tuesday to Sunday Starts: 07:30 am Finishes: 7.30 pm aprox.
SIB FD Atuel River's Canyon
Towards the south, destination: San Rafael. On the way to varied landscapes, Uco Valley and its crops widen the heart and get us ready to witness a blast of color at the Atuel Canyon.
Featuring exotic rock formations, it welcomes the calm Atuel River. To reflect upon the advance of human progress, we will visit LosNihuiles hydroelectrical power station. After a tour around San Rafael, we will return to downtown Mendoza.
Duración: full day Departures: Thursday and Sunday Stars: 07:00 am Finishes: 8.30 pm aprox.
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