Mendoza is the capital city of the Mendoza province of Argentina. The centre of the country's famous wine industry, it is also close to Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. Served by airlines such as LAN, TAM and British Airways, it is easy to reach Mendoza on a flight from major European cities such as London, Paris and Rome. There are no direct flights and services usually make two stops, often in Europe or Chile. It is also possible to fly from Glasgow and a number of other airports around the UK but these flight routes often have connections in London and Buenos Aires. If you're looking for a cheap flight to Mendoza it is quick and simple to find one using our convenient online comparison tool. Simply enter the dates on which you wish to travel and select the best option for you from the cheap flights. Mendoza offers very many wine tastings and vineyard tours, including a cycling wine tour, with several travel agencies offering tailor made trips. As well as its wines, Argentina is also known for its food, with local olive oil tours and cookery classes always proving popular with visitors to the area.
The city is fairly compact, making it easy to get to most popular destinations on foot. However, if you're planning on visiting the vineyards, you will need to take a taxi or public transport. Buses in the city are clean, regular and safe. You can pay the fare in cash, or if you're planning on making a few trips, you can buy Red Bus card, which can be topped up and swiped when entering the bus. You can also hire bicycles at various spots over the city, though you should be prepared to haggle over the price. Mendoza offers a multitude of outdoor activities and adventure sports. Many visitors to the area have attempted Aconcagua, the highest peak in America. For a small fee you can gain entrance to the park at the base of the peak and follow a short walking trail. If you would like to trek or climb the mountain you will need to arrange this beforehand at the Provincial Park Office. The fee will depend on how long you wish to spend in the area. Other activities which can be arranged in the city are horse riding, tango classes, skiing and water sports - your hostel or hotel will be able to put you in touch with a provider.