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Local Guiding Mendoza

#169 of 272 Tours in Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
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About Local Guiding Mendoza
We create an alternative tour service in Mendoza that sets you up with a friendly native to help you get over those first few moments of feeling like the city is an impenetrable mass of tourist traps and indistinguishable side streets.For travellers it’s a chance to get under a place’s skin (and let it under theirs), while also making the most of their travel time and saving money by spending locally.
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Local Guiding Mendoza
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552JamesC wrote a review Apr 2013
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Francisco is friendly, relaxed and genuinely great to spend time with. He has lived in Mendoza all his life and knows everything there is to know about the city and the surrounding wine region. My wife and I have been lucky enough to take a couple of tours with him and have been really impressed with the tours that Francisco has taken us on. He really listens to what his clients want and plans interesting and varied tours. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Mendoza.
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Date of experience: November 2012
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bunana wrote a review Apr 2013
la serena14 contributions11 helpful votes
In Mendoza, I exchanged dollars on the blue market at the rate of 8 pesos to the dollar. The official exchange rate given by banks, hotels, and credit cards is around 5 pesos to the dollar. The unofficial blue market can be found by walking south on Sarmiento until San Martin. Turn left (east) and walk on the south side of San Martin about 1.5 blocks. Men are standing on the street saying "cambio". Agree on a rate, walk into an office, and exchange dollars for pesos. Also many stores will negotiate dollars. My experience was any where from 10% off to giving the rate of 8.3 pesos for each dollar. The Buenos Aires Herald publishes the blue dollar rate about once a week. The local Mendoza paper also carries the blue dollar/parallel rate. Since the blue dollar/ parallel exchange market is not officially sanctioned by the government, the exchange area and the rates may disappear.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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pavelch wrote a review Mar 2013
Poprad, Slovakia3 contributions4 helpful votes
Be local ... something I always wanted when visiting new places. I did it in Belarus and the same I did in Mendoza during my long weekend trip. Best way how to get the real vibes of the city. Thanks to Francisco who arranged everything for me, I experienced Mendoza´s places, bars, restaurants, ... and felt like I was the only tourist in the city. And that is what I like ... to be local :-)
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Date of experience: December 2012
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