Uco Valley Travel. Mendoza wine tours in Valle de Uco
Uco Valley Travel. Mendoza wine tours in Valle de Uco

Uco Valley

It is a large region made up of three departments in the southwest of Mendoza: Tupungato, Tunuyán and San Carlos. It is located along the Tunuyán River. It combines natural beauty, adventure and quality wine tasting. Located in the heart of the Mendoza region, the Uco Valley is known for its breathtaking landscapes of mountains such as the Cordon del Plata, Aconcagua, vineyards and rivers. It is home to some of the most important wineries in Argentina. One of the ways to get to know the wine history of the region is through a guided tasting at one of the local wineries, such as Bodega Salentein or Bodega Atamisque.

Travel to Uco Valley

Explore the heart of Argentine wine country on Uco Valley tours: from high-altitude vineyards and award-winning wineries to majestic Andean views and traditional cuisine.

Travel around Uco Valley

Besides tasting the wines, you can also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as cycling through the vineyards, hiking in the nearby mountains, or practising water sports in the Tunuyán River. There are also adventure tourism options such as rappelling, rock climbing and parachuting.
The Uco Valley is also known for its impressive natural sites, such as the Tupungato Volcano Provincial National Park, named after the volcano of the same name which has a height of 6570 metres and is one of the highest peaks in Latin America. Here, it is common to see the condor, which is one of the main attractions of the place, and from the summit of the volcano you can see extensive glaciers. To the south is the paradisiacal nature reserve Laguna del Diamante, home to the majestic Maipo Volcano and reflected in the lagoon, one of Mendoza’s most famous postcards.

The Andes expressions in Uco Valley

Another essential place to visit is the Mirador del Plata, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley. There are also several horseback rides and photographic safaris.
This tourist destination is also famous for its modern architecture, with wineries and wine estancias with a unique and avant-garde design. Among them is the Zuccardi Winery, which has a beautiful view of the valley.

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As for means of transport, it is advisable to rent a car. From Argentina Programa we can arrange a private car for you. Regarding gastronomy, don’t miss the opportunity to taste the delicious typical food of the region, such as the Argentinean asado, empanadas and a variety of gourmet dishes that are often offered in the wineries themselves.
For accommodation, there is a variety of options, from luxury hotels to cosy rural houses and ranches.

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