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Mendoza (Argentina)

Mendoza is of course the wine capital of Argentina, but is mainly one of the provinces that surprise us with its natural wonders.

In this region are the highest peaks of the Andes, including the roof of the Americas, the Aconcagua with its 7000 meters high.
It is also the ideal starting point to visit several national parks.

But the great attraction of Mendoza is undoubtedly the wine tasting and visiting wineries. Argentina is the 4th largest producer of wine and catching up fast. Around Mendoza, about 1,200 wineries can be found (within the best known are Luigi Bosca, Norton, Flishman...).

In my opinion, the most beautiful is the Uco Valley; here you can visit the Salentein winery, taking like a backdrop, the Andes Mountains and the volcano Tupungato. We can also find the "Blue" winery, where Shirley Hinojosa, the owner, will receive and will offer you to taste wine accompanied by sumptuous meal.
Finally, why not also visit the 'Andeluna' winery (optional 'Altus' winery, of Tupungato), located at 1300 meters, where you can tour the vineyards and wineries.

Quite a program!

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Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!