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Trip report: Dec 4-10

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Trip report: Dec 4-10

Excuse this delayed trip report. I took notes while we were traveling and am just now getting to publish them!

We stayed at Posadas Cavieres (posting a separate review).

Visited:

- Catena Zapata

- Nieto Seniter

- Renacer

- Rented bikes and went to Mesa, Familia Tomassa, Altavista, Cecchin. All small wineries costing between 10-50 pesos for a tasting. Of that list, Cecchin was the best and very memorable.

- Aconcagua Mountain (drove to an area to see the mountain and walk around a nearby lake)

We found hiring a driver for the day to be the best form of transportation (between 400-600 pesos depending on how long and your distance). Plus, they seem to know where to go for lunch or a quick tasting. Great resource. Ask your hotel for recommendations.

We stayed in Maípu and really enjoyed getting out of the city. It was a very relaxing and seemed like a more authentic experience. Plus, a nice change of pace during your busy travels. The downside at times is the distance from Mendoza city center. It'll cost you about 200 pesos to get into town. Taxi rates increase after dark.

During our stay, we heard a lot about nearby protests and robberies. Seemed related to the police being on strike. We never felt unsafe but were warned several times to be careful and alert.

Getting to your hotel from the airport is pretty easy. There is transportation right outside the main entrance. They charged a flat 180 pesos.

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1. Re: Trip report: Dec 4-10

Thank you for the report, sounds like you had a nice time.

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2. Re: Trip report: Dec 4-10

How was the weather ? Visiting the same dates this year.

Thanks!

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3. Re: Trip report: Dec 4-10

The weather was truly perfect. 75-90F every day. Great sunshine.

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4. Re: Trip report: Dec 4-10

Which airport did you fly into and out of. Is a rental car necessary? Thanks, Jeff, Grantville, PA

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5. Re: Trip report: Dec 4-10

Hey Jeff,

We flew into Mendoza airport. Didn't rent a car -- used taxi service to get from the airport to our B&B. Beware...Mendoza is a VERY vast region. May take some time to get to your hotel. Bring directions for your driver.

Seems like renting a car in that area would be pretty simple.

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