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Provincia de Mendoza Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2012
travel outside of mendoza  (3 Answers)

Visiting my college student daughter, need recommendation on sites to visit outside of Mendoza. Should we rent a car or is there other tranportation options? We have a week to explore? Is driving to Salta unrealistic or to Bariloche. Don't want to be just driving but having a few interesting stops or overnights would be great. Is it safe for two women to be travelling alone in these areas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2010
Santiago to Mendoza  (1 Answer)

How long is the bus ride from Santiago to Mendoza? How much does it cost? What is the condition of the bus? Any suggestions? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2010
visit mendoza from santiago  (1 Answer)

My wife and I would like to visit wineries in mendoza. We would start from santiago and return to santiago. We can take as much as 3 or 4 days. Should we take a packaged tour or travel on our own? If a tour, are there some recommended tour companies? If we go on our own what is the best way to arrange it? Should we fly or go by train, bus or car with driver? Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2008
Alta Montaña tour  (1 Answer)

Hi. I've been reading about tours in Mendoza. I'll only have a few days there, and I want to see as much as possible. It seems like the "Alta Montaña" tour is a popular one. Can anyone recommend this? How much do you get to see?

I'll be arriving from Santiago. Does anyone know where that bus stops? Once I get to Mendoza and head back out to see the sights, will the Alta Montaña tour cover things I've already seen?

I've heard good things about Villavicencio, Los caracoles (a highway?), and hiking near Aconcagua.

Any thoughts??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2008
Climbing Aconcagua  (3 Answers)

Hi to all. Do you have some infos about Climbing Aconcagua (Normal Route)? I don't want to take any overpriced organized tour...If you have been there and if you did it please, let me know. I also need to know the basic info: It's easy to get some water during the trek or I should bring with me several liters ? ...etc.etc.etc. PLEASE...OLY IF YOU HAVE BEEN THERE...don't send me any link of any organized tour.

Thanks to all

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2008
Staying and trekking in Mendoza  (2 Answers)

I'm looking to stay in Mendoza for 3-5 days, and since it's such a short time I want to shore things up in advance. I've been looking at two hostels: Winca's and Damajuana. Has anyone stayed at either of these places and can recommend them?

Also, there seem to be a thousand different tours you can go on in Mendoza. WIth only a few days, what should I prioritize? Wineries? Valle de la Luna? Aconcagua? Malargue? Should I try to take driving tours and see as much as I can, or pick one or two things and do some long treks?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2008
Best 1-4 day hiking??

Hi. I expect to spend about 7-10 days in Mendoza in January, and I'm looking for recommendations on the absolute best hikes/treks. Anything in the range of 1-4 days. I'm looking for the best views of the Andes and the most beautiful trails! It seems like many people do the approach to Aconcagua... is this really the best??

When my partner and I went to Bolivia we discovered the most incredible hike we'd ever done (Choro Trek), but we only heard about it word-of-mouth. So we're hoping to repeat that experience!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2008
Ski en las Lenas  (3 Answers)

I looking for informatin for ski in las lenas, were it is?, it is en the same twon i have to rent a car a drive? wich are the best date to go.

estoy buscando informacion para esquiar en las lenas, donde queda? esta cerca de la cuidad hay que manejar, cuales son las mejores fecha para ir? solo consegui una paginas de aqui de ski en las lenas.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2007
Traveling from Bariloche to Mendoza  (1 Answer)

My wife and I plus two friends will be traveling in Chile and Argentina in February and the first part of March. We will be in Bariloche through March 2nd. We want to reach Mendoza by the 6th. If possible, we don't want to travel through the city of Nequen. Is it possible to travel by bus from Bariloche along the following route: Bariloche, San Martin, Junin, Zapala, Malargue, San Rafael, Mendoza? We want to see the countryside along the way and hug the east side of the Andes. If this route is problematic, do you have any other suggestions about the best way to travel from Bariloche to Mendoza by bus?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2007
Mendoza  (5 Answers)

My wife and I are planning a trip to Chile and Argentina during the month of February, 2008. One of our stops will be Mendoza, Argentina. I have been trying to research the availability of hotel rooms that we could book well in advance of our trip. I have checked many online resources (such as Orbitz, Kayak, etc.), but these show that most hotel rooms are already unavailable. Is it really that difficult to find a decent room in Mendoza during the month of February? And do you know of any hoteles or hosterias that would have available rooms during that month?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2007
hiking around Mendoza  (2 Answers)

hey there! Can anyone suggest hiking trails in the Mendoza area? My friend and I would love to go hiking for one or 2 days in the area, and ideally in or near the Andes. What are the possibilities out there? Also, are there any trails with a hut or some hostel/hotel along or near the trail? And what's the weather like at night in the mountains around this time of the year (in case we decide to camp after all)?

Thanks a lot!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2007
From La Serena, Chili, to Mendoza


Has anyone recently travelled from La Serena, Chili, to Mendoza with the Cavalle bus company? How was the trip? The bus?

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2006
estoy pensando en trasladarme a vivir a mendoza  (3 Answers)

Cuales son las empresas mas importantes en mendoza? y a que se dedican? Estoy interesado en irme a vivir a Mendoza con mi familia y me gustaría que me contestaseis sobre como es la vida alli, si es peligroso, que colegios públicos y privados hay y como es la educación. Mi hija tiene 4 años. Muchas gracias por las respuestas

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2006

Does anyone know of a florist in Mendoza that would deliver and take a credit card payment over the phone or web? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2006
Mendoza to Santiago del Estero?  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know if there is a direct bus from Mendoza to Santiago del Estero? If so, how long would it take? Are there any websites of bus agencies that you can recommend? If not to Sgo, maybe to Tucuman? Thanks-Emily

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2005
distances from mendoza  (2 Answers)

ill (most likely) be studying in mendoza next july-december... and after my classes are over, ill have about one month to travel. (i also plan to do "weekend trips" from mendoza during the semester). i have a couple of questions...i dont really have a good idea of distances (ill be taking the bus).. when im in mendoza, i want to see as much of argentina and chile as possible.
1) how long by bus would it take to the southern tip of south america from mendoza? my ideal would be to take a south-eastern route from mendoza down south, and then come back up to mendoza along the chilean coast (visiting many places in the meantime of course)?
any idea about bus costs would be helpful as well..
2) any advice as to the most unique, interesting places around mendoza? cities or nature...
3) what regions in the vicinity of mendoza should be avoided, if any? (for danger, or just lack of interesting things)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2005
Mountain sickness  (2 Answers)


I plan to travel from Mendoza to Santiago by bus. I wonder whether >
or mountain sickness might be a problem since the trip is made throughout the
Andes. My body is not used at all to high altitudes. Actually I live by the sea.

Has any fellow traveller ever experienced this?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2005
Mendoza Activities  (2 Answers)

Thanks to everyone who has helped me to plan my trip thus far. I have a few more questions!

First, does anyone have a good recommendation for a fun restaurant in Mendoza? Also, any good ideas for a fun nightclub on Friday night?

Second, has anyone ever been to the town of San Martin? We are planning on staying there for 2-3 nights. One day, we want to hire a driver and go wine tasting. We have heard some about hot springs, but are not really sure if there are any closeby or not. Any ideas? What other activities can we do while we're here? Hiking? Paragliding?

Lastly, we are thinking about staying in an estancia in San Luis. Is this a cool place to stay? How long does it take by bus or car to get there from Mendoza? Do you think that Aconcagua would be a better place to go?

Thanks for everyone's help! You have all been so great! Can't wait to be in Argentina in 2 and a half weeks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2005
Cano Atuel  (7 Answers)

What is a good rafting company for Cano Atuel? What is the level of difficulty I can expect for the trip?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2004
Mendoza to Santiago  (1 Answer)

Hello everyone, Looking at two options. 1. Trying to find a car rental agency in Mendoza and driving to Santiago with a stop for a couple days at Portillo. This will be for ski season next year. Then turning the car in at Santiago. Having a difficult time locating online a car rental company that does one way rentals. 2. Or, taking the bus from Mendoza to Santiago, and assuming I can get off at Portillo. Once again this would be winter ski season. I assume the buses run that time of year. I also realize there is a major pass to go over at the border with Chile. Then somehow getting to Santiago from Portillo by public means. Suggestions please. Regards, Craig / USA

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2004
Dates for Fiesta de la Vendimia 2005

I'm trying to confirm the dates of the Fiesta de la Vendimia for 2005 - I've read on a web page that it is the first Saturday in March each year, but would like to confirm that it is Saturday 5 March 2005 because I would like to plan my trip around that date. Apart from the street parade and crowning of the beauty queens (I understand that is on the evening of the parade) are there other festivities around that date that I should not miss? Estoy intentando confirmar las fechas de la fiesta de la Vendimia para 2005 - he leído en un Web page que es el primer sábado en marcha cada año, pero lo quisiera confirmar que sea sábado la 5 de marcha de 2005 porque quisiera planear mi viaje alrededor de esa fecha. Aparte de el desfile de la calle y la coronación de las reinas de la belleza (entiendo que es en la tarde del desfile) ¿hay otros festivities alrededor de esa fecha que no deba faltar?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2004


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2004
Bus ticket  (8 Answers)

Does anyone know a way I could buy a bus ticket (Santiago to Mendoza) over the internet or phone and have it sent to me before August 7th? Thanks brand

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2004
Compar un Boleto de bus

¿Conoce alguien una manera de que yo pueda comprar (por Internet o teléfono) un boleto de bus y tenerlo enviado a mí en los EE.UU. dentro de las próximas 3 Semanas? Gracias, Brand

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2004

Is there a community of epats in Mendoza? How many? How can I get in touch with them? Thanx for your replay

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2004
Mendoza Person  (4 Answers)

A group of 7 guys from USA are spending one night in Mendoza. We are returning to Santiago from a ski trip at Las Lenas. We arrive in Mendaoza Saturday afternoon on September 11th. Would like to have a Mendoza native show us around your city for a night of fun. Restaraunts, nightspots, parties, etc..... Please let me know if this interests you. Craig / USA

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 06, 2004
Buses to Rosario  (1 Answer)

Are there buses from Mendoza to Rosario and Visa Versa. If there are what are their prices and how long does it take. Thank you so much. -Jeremy

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2004
Travel buddy?  (1 Answer)

Q: Hello everybody, I am going on a 3 weeks trip to Argentina, from Feb 20th to March13th, and would like to maybe meet someone to share part of the experience. I am not looking to travel with someone the whole time, but if we are are both at the same place at the same time, let's meet !! I'm a 26 years old girl. I intend to do some hiking and of course, site-seeing. My itinerary is pretty much planned (Iguazu, Salta, Mendoza, Perito Moreno and Tierra del Fuego), but I am open to any fun suggestions. Give me a shout if this sounds interesting to you. Bye bye and happy traveling to all!! Cristina

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