The province of Mendoza, in the West of the country, is Argentina’s most important wine region. For those who enjoy the outdoors but also the odd glass of Malbec, a trip to Mendoza is a must. Mendoza enjoys four distinct seasons each year but the temperature varies depending on if you’re in the lowlands or the hills. The lowlands have very hot summers and mild winters, ideal for a wine tasting tour around the vineyards, whereas if you are in the hills you have perfect conditions for both our summer hiking and rafting trips and our winter skiing and ice climbing expeditions.
As a private group this tour is perfect for your next charity challenge, challenge yourself while achieving something great for others. Trip will consist of winter activities in the mountains that surround Mount Aconcagua. At 6962m, the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas. We work with you to build a trip around your dates and your people. And recognise the need for extra support, guidance, advice and gear to make sure you have as comfortable, safe and successful a trip as possible.
‘At-a-Glance’ Illustrative Itinerary
Activities: Winter camping, Nordic skiing, ice climbing and mountaineering
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires International Airport met and be transferred to the hotel. The afternoon will comprise of a walking city tour whilst the evening will be free.
DAY 2: After breakfast and check out, group will be transferred to Jorge Newberry domestic airport for flight to Mendoza. On arrival in Mendoza our private transfer will take us to Puente del Inca (located at 2750m), a small village with natural hot springs where group will acclimatise to the altitude and enjoy the sights of the surrounding area.
DAY 3: Group will visit the Aconcagua National Park where group will hike/ski to a lookout of Mount Aconcagua’s impressive Southern face, a massive 3000m wall covered in hanging glaciers.
DAY 4: Top rope ice climbing on a frozen waterfall with overnight at Las Cuevas (located at 3200m).
DAY 5: Group will hike up through the old international pass to Chile rising up to 3900m. In place of the old pass there is now a tunnel which is covered with snow in winter. There is a monument on the summit and a shelter.
DAY 6: Today group will put on Nordic skis and start skiing north through the Quebrada del Matienzo Valley. Camp overnight.
DAY 7: Today continues nordic skiing into the Quebrada del Matienzo valley. Camp overnight.
DAY 8: After breakfast we ski down back to Las Cuevas. Transfer to Mendoza Airport for flight back to Buenos Aires. On arrival group will be transferred back to 3* hotel. Evening Tango show including 3 course meal and drinks and a tango lesson with return transfers to the hotel.
DAY 9: After breakfast group will be transferred out to Puerto Viejo Polo estancia for the day where they will have a polo lesson, learn about life on an Argentine Polo estancia, enjoy a typical Argentine asado (BBQ) lunch and have the afternoon to horse ride, enjoy the grounds or relax by the swimming pool.
DAY 10: After breakfast and late check out group will have time to purchase any mementos of their trip in the nearby area before being transferred back to Ezeiza International airport for their return flight home.