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“Amazing Day! Luc Saved our Mendoza Trip!!”
Review of Mendoza Andes

Mendoza Andes
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Well regarded tourism agency with a very distinctive and unique concept: give to their client the best Mendoza wine experience designing very exclusive wine tours in small and top range wineries, but also circuits of adventures off the beaten path. Mendoza Andes agency is renowned for the amazing and special adventure trips they offer like the Unique Gaucho Day or the 4WD photo safari in the very heart of the Andes, or the Ultra Uco exclusive wine tour.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Luc (the owner of Mendoza Andes) Saved our Mendoza trip! We were left stranded by the tour company in the Sheraton Hotel and luckily we called Luc, who quickly put together an amazing itinerary under short notice and picked us up within the hour.

Our guide Luc took us on a full day trip into the surrounding mountains around Mendoza. He was so personable and friendly, and was willing to answer any questions we had. He took us to many spots that are not frequented by tourists such as the Siete Colores and the location where 7 years in Tibet was filmed. We ended the day eating a late lunch in a canyon then taking the 365 curves on the way home, all the while seeing Guanaco's and other wildlife.

We would definitely recommend this company, we wish we had more time in Mendoza to plan trips with them.

Thank Marc Z
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Had an amazing and fun filled tours in Mendoza with Luc as our guide and host.
I was staying in Mendoza Monkey hostel and did the Gaucho, high mountain and wine tour with bikes. Go for the option of staying in the cabin up in the mountain - lovely views, cosy living room and BBQing!!! You will definitely love it :)

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Three of my group booked a Gaucho Day with Luc at Mendoza Andes and the experience was truly wonderful. Very personalised service from a great team who love what they do. Meeting and riding with the gaucho, visiting his house, eating lunch with his family,and playing with his gorgeous children were all part of an experience that the three of us will treasure forever. The scenery, the wildlife, the people, the horse-riding, the ADVENTURE! far exceeded our expectations. And no, you do not need to be an experienced rider. None of us were. A few drinks back at Luc's Monkey Hostel afterwards capped off a perfect day, so much so that six of us booked a full day winery tour for the following day, and well, once again Luc and his team delivered big time. He customised the tour to suit our schedule and preferences and dropped us off at the airport afterwards for our flights back to Cordoba. Two beautiful wineries, an olive orchard, a boutique beer garden, food, wine, bicycles and two great guides in Luc and Leo made for a perfect finale to our Mendoza weekend. If you plan on visiting Mendoza, do yourself a favour and get in touch with these guys. Very highly recommended!

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We enjoyed two days of tours with these wonderful folks. The first was a private wine tasting day with Leo, which included visits to three unique vineyards and an incredibly delicious meal at the final stop--excellent value for such personalized service. We were so impressed that we went back to the agency with Leo and booked another full day tour up into the Andes for a photo safari with Luc, the owner and his employee Jose. We were gone about ten hours and saw all kinds of rock formations, herds of wild llamas called guanacos, condors, abandoned mine shafts, an eerie old empty hotel, ancient rock glyphs and much more. It was something that made Argentina come alive for us with all of the knowledge these two personable men had to impart. It was fun, educational and memorable; absolutely the highlight of our three week trip. Great value, great people. I would highly recommend them!

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Our group of 7 took the mountain hiking trip. We rode in two vehicles up to a retreat where we waited for our guide. We then traveled to the property of a sheep and horse owner who also hosted the meal after the hike. The guide was very accommodating to the hiking limitations of our group and modified the hike to follow a river rather than the usual steep hike up challenging rocky slopes. The scenery was beautiful -- lovely vistas. The sky was turning grey with a pending rain storm. One person in our party suffered from the altitude and the guide handled that very professionally. We returned to the house of the owner of the land in light rain and enjoyed a meal of freshly baked bread along with cheese, pepperoni and some bread baked with cheese, We also had good Argentinian Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, sitting by the fire as it poured with rain outside. On the return drive we stopped to look at guanacos. Everyone in the group enjoyed the hike very much and would recommend it to friends. Good hiking shoes or boots are a must as is rain proof jackets/bags.

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