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Parque San Martin

Parque San Martin

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In the city of Mendoza, this park includes race tracks, forest, hiking trails, an artificial lake, a fútbol stadium, and the Cerro de la Gloria, which affords a view of the entire area. Its front gates are magnificent; they were drawn by a French landscape artist in the 19th century.

Winetasting

Norton WineryThere are a variety of possible wine-tasting excursions in the region of Mendoza. From more traditional, family-run vineyards to larger production facilities, one thing that remains a constant along the route is the quality of the wine! The area is particularly renowned for its Malbecs and Cabernets. If you happen to be around the second weekend of March, attend the Fiesta de la Vendimia, the harvest festival where wine flows during a two day celebration.

Camino del Inca

Puente del Inca, Mendoza

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This excursion takes you into the Andes, stopping along the way to view remnants of the Incan presence in the area. In particular is the Puente del Inca, a natural bridge from which you can spot Mount Aconcagua. Another option if you have time is to take the bus across to Chile; it follows the same route as the Camino del Inca, and crossing the Andes is an absolutely spectacular trip.

Cañon del Atuel

Cañon del Atuel

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A canyon with beautiful geological formations south of the city of Mendoza, it is accessible as a day trip excursion. Camping and accommodations are available.

Valle de la Luna/ Talampaya

Valle de la Luna

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Both of these national parks are accessible from Mendoza, though you may have to count a couple of days to do both.

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