Hike the Andes with a private guide and enjoy the food and wine of Mendoza’s Uco Valley on this four day luxury adventure in Argentina


Discover the food and wine of Mendoza’s Uco Valley with the Andes as your ever-present backdrop on this four-day private journey. Highlights on this luxury tour include a private day hike in the Andes foothills in Argentina’s Portillo Mountain Range and a traditional Asado lunch in a vineyard with premium wines. Lunch at another premier Mendoza winery is included on day one en route to your luxury accommodation at Casa de Uco. Andeluna Winery showcases organic local Argentinian produce on its seasonal menu, which pairs perfectly with a glass of Mendoza wine. Your Casa de Uco experience includes gourmet dining, spa facilities, complimentary horse riding and wine tasting, among other onsite experiences. This short four-day itinerary is the perfect addition to any journey to Chile, Argentina or Antarctica, with Mendoza easily accessible via direct flights to and from Santiago and Buenos Aires.

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2Trip Highlights

Traditional Argentinian Asado Grill Lunch

The Andes, Portillo Mountain Range

Arenales Gorge Hike

Mendoza wine tastings and vineyard lunch

Boutique wine resort in Mendoza's Uco Valley

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Three nights luxury accommodation at Casa de Uco in a Cordon del Plata room
  • Winery lunch at Andeluna vineyard
  • Wine tasting at Casa de Uco vineyard
  • Asado lunch in the vineyard one day, including Casa de Uco wines
  • Private guided hike at Arenales Gorge with private transfers from Casa de Uco to the trailhead
  • Horse riding in the vineyard and use of bikes
  • Daily breakfast and packed trail lunch on your hiking day
  • Select non-alcoholic mini bar
  • Private return transfers from Mendoza Airport to Casa de Uco
          4Location & Access
          Location & Access

          Casa de Uco is located in the Uco Valley, about 1.5 hours drive from Mendoza. You can fly to Mendoza direct from Santiago or Buenos Aires, as well as some other cities in Argentina. This journey includes a private transfer from Mendoza airport to the Uco Valley, and return to the airport.

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          Day-by-Day Itinerary

          Day 1

          After landing at Mendoza Airport, your local driver-host will be waiting to assist you with your luggage and whisk you to the Uco Valley. Enroute you will stop at one of the region’s best wineries for lunch. Andeluna is the home of a wonderful vineyard, orchard and restaurant, and the menu here is based on local ingredients, many harvested onsite. Enjoy a three course lunch, with wines added at cost so you can personalize your experience here. Later your driver will transfer you to Casa de Uco, where you will settle into your luxury room and have time to relax before dinner. We recommend dining at the restaurant, which has large windows that perfectly frame the Andes backdrop, where you will commence your hiking adventure tomorrow.

          Included: L

          Casa de Uco Restaurant pool view

          Day 2

          Enjoy breakfast with a view to the mountains, before meeting your local guide this morning. You will set off on a short 20 minute drive to the Portillo mountain range in the foothills of the Andes. Your private hike today takes in the diverse scenery of this special part of the Andes, which is a popular area for rock climbing due to its geological formations. Enjoy a packed lunch by a picture-perfect lake mid-way on your walk. After returning to the lodge, we recommend some time by the pool or perhaps a spa treatment before dinner.

          Included: B - L

          Please note your itinerary order may change depending on the start date of your journey. For example you may enjoy the Asado lunch on day two and hike on day three.

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          Day 3

          After a leisurely start, you may like to explore the vineyard this morning with the option of a gentle walk or horse ride through the vines. Complimentary wine tasting is also on offer at Casa de Uco, so stop by the cellar door to learn about the grapes grown onsite and the classic Mendoza reds the region is known for. Lunch today is a special experience centred around a traditional Asado grill that your hosts have set up by the vines. Dine on a feast of grilled vegetables and meats, with Casa de Uco wines served throughout the meal. This is a unique way to meet fellow guests and locals, while dining outside with the ever-present mountains as your backdrop. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at the resort, with plenty of activities options or you may prefer a siesta, like a true local!

          Included: B - L

          Casa de Uco Asado en el Reservorio dining

          Day 4

          This morning, enjoy an unhurried start, with a cooked and continental breakfast at the restaurant or perhaps on the terrace to soak in the views one last time. Later your private driver will be ready to take you to Mendoza airport to continue your journey.

          Our Journey Designers are here to help with itinerary extensions and custom journey options in Chile, Argentina and beyond. With Mendoza’s close proximity to Santiago, this itinerary is often combined with experiences in Patagonia, Atacama Desert and the Chilean Lakes District. Buenos Aires and Antarctica also make a great pairing.

          Included: B