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MENDOZA MENDOZA Mendoza is an oasis city filled with tree lined avenues and beautiful plazas. It is surrounded by the vast patchwork vineyards and the Andes mountain range nestled in the background. In the main square, Plaza Independencia, you can visit the small artisan market, while on the west side of the city is the huge San Martin Park and Cerro* de la Gloria, which are worth exploring. For nightlife, make sure to stop by the fantastic bar and restaurant lined street called Arístides Villanueva. The biggest event in Mendoza is “La Fiesta de la Vendimia”, an annual wine harvest festival which runs at the beginning of March. It usually consists of beauty pageants, a series of parades and events. Wine country: Wine is unarguably one of the area’s main attractions. Most of the wineries are prepared to receive visitors. Guided tours usually cover the history of the winery itself, their winemaking process and finish off with a wine tasting session. Most of the wineries are located outside the city centre, so you need to arrange transport or take a local bus. Mendoza also offers excellent conditions for winter sports. Los Penitentes is 165 km from Mendoza on the way to the Chilean border and is more economical than the world-class resort, Las Leñas, 450 km to the south of Mendoza. The main excursions are the High Mountain Circuit, an ideal way to appreciate the Andes dramatic scenery. On this tour you visit Uspallata, Penitentes, the stone bridge of Puente del Inca, the Cristo Redentor and the Aconcagua Park. Other popular tours are Villavicencio and its traditional hotel and Cacheuta with its thermal baths. The perfect way to enjoy the area’s natural beauty is by participating in outdoor activities such as: trekking, climbing, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, white water rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, paragliding, skiing and snowboarding. Aconcagua: with an astonishing height of 6,959 m, Aconcagua, “stone sentinel” in the native language, is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. The park is open from October to May and is an increasingly popular destination with mountain climbers and trekkers.

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MENDOZA ARGENTINA RAFTING EXPEDICIONES With more than 15 years of experience, Amigorena 86 Argentina Rafting offers you great (0261) 4296325 outdoor adventures in Mendoza: rafting, info@argentinarafting.com www.argentinarafting.com canopy, trekking, rappelling, mountain biking, kayaking, horse-back riding excursions and so much more. Their base camp, located in a beautiful site overlooking Potrerillos Lake, is open year round and personally attended by the owners. Professional staff, delicious food, top-notch equipment, quality and memorable experiences are synonyms of Argentina Rafting. Ask about multiple day excursions. Remember to bring a change of clothes! 10% OFF Credit Cards OK!

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ARGENTINA SKYDIVING

(0261) 156299717 Radio Nextel: 686*2314/0261-5273675 Break out of your travel shell skypohle@hotmail.com and fly through the skies with argentinaskydiving@live.com.ar Argentina Skydiving. Facebook: argentinaskydiving@live.com.ar In Mendoza, 95% of days per year have excellent weather conditions for jumping, making it a skydiver’s utopia! You’ll board the plane after a full safety brief and equipment fitting. Then you will tandem jump with an experienced instructor at 2800 meters into a 25 to 30 second free fall at 200 km/h, followed by an 8 minute parachute flight floating toward the earth. Roundtrip transportation and a DVD of your jump, filmed with three different cameras, are included in the cost. The staff speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, but screaming “Wahoooo!” needs no translation. Free photos and an additional 100 m of height to your jump with Get South!

Physical fitness and a good attitude required!

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MENDOZA WANKA VIAJES Y TURISMO

Av. San Martín 1070 Loc. 5 (0261) 4237272 (02901) 15548471 / 15519705 info@wankaturismo.com.ar info@rayenaventura.com yamilazajur@wankaturismo.com.ar www.rayenaventura.com www.wankaturismo.com.ar

The name might make you giggle, but Wanka Turismo’s huge range of good quality excursions is no joke. There is alot to do in Mendoza any time of the year, and Wanka has you covered: from bodega tours and horseback riding, to mountain visits and trekking, or for adrenaline junkies you can book rafting, rappelling, quadbiking and more! 15% discount with Get South (for conventional excursions)

The attentive staff can also help you get your accommodation and plane and bus tickets sorted so that you can really relax and enjoy your stay in the land of sun and wine!

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AYMARA TURISMO Aymara is a prize-winning company that has cornered the market in providing the ultimate experience and are true experts in Mendoza tourism.

9 de julio 1023 (0261) 4202064 info@aymara.com.ar www.aymara.com.ar www.losvinosdelosandes.com

ÈWine Tours – Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you can enjoy the best of malbec in the finest wineries. È High Mountains – A spectacular trip to the Chilean border, taking in Aconcagua and the Inca Bridge. È Gourmet Tours – Enjoy Mendoza cuisine with the finest wines. È Adventure Tours – Have fun going horseback riding, rafting, trekking, mountain biking, parachuting, or a taking a multi-day horse trek over the Andes to Chile. N° Leg.: 7639

The office is in the city centre and their staff friendly, well informed and bilingual.

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MENDOZA BIKES AND WINES Do you want to see the beautiful Mendoza scenery while wine tasting at some of the finest wineries in the country? Then you should contact Bikes and Wines.

Urquiza 1606 - Maipú Downtown - Chacras de Coria (0261) 152018915 Nextel: 54*589*1790 info@bikesandwines.com www.bikesandwines.com

You can rent a bike from these trend setters and follow the wine trails in the Maipú or Luján de Cuyo areas, which are home to a large number of wineries open to tourists. They are strategically situated with a rental shop on the main street in bodega* heavy Maipú, and in downtown trendy Chacras de Coria (Luján de Cuyo).

HOSTEL ALAMO

Necochea 740 (0261) 4295565 info@hostelalamo.com www.hostelalamo.com

This gorgeous hostel is located in a safe area in downtown Mendoza city, across the road from a huge supermarket and close to bars and restaurants. It has 14 rooms, 7 of them with double beds, ensuite bathrooms, TV and A/C. This lovely two storey Spanish style house has plenty of airy spaces (all with Wi-Fi) to have a blast during your visit.

Enjoy the garden and small swimming pool while you make new friends, try your skills in the communal kitchen or relax in the TV/DVD room. Their free yummy breakfasts include coffee, tea, cereals, fruits and fruit juices, toast and much more. The helpful owner and bilingual staff are there to inform you on everything there is to do in this awesome land, so don’t hesitate to ask!

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MENDOZA BED FOR WINE

Belgrano 965 (0261) 4253090 / 4202187 When staying in Mendoza, you’ll surely info@bedforwine.com want to get stuck into some good wine www.bedforwine.com and will need somewhere comfy to rest your head - Bed for Wine ticks both of those boxes! 15 % OFF

A brand new hostel in the city centre, the focus here is on with Get South good wine, good fun and a good night’s rest. This boutique hostel is spread over two floors with a terrace and kitchen along with its 20 rooms, a mixture of private double and twin rooms with LCD cable TV (towels included) and dorms with big lockers (4, 8 and 10 bed). All rooms have private bathrooms, A/C and heating. Although you are sure to sleep easy, staying in the land of good wine and sun you will probably want to try some of the famous Malbec - Bed for Wine has a cava, guided wine tastings and Argentine cooking classes so that you can really explore the local vino and gastronomy. Besides wine, there is a ping pong table, foosball table, pool table, playstation, library and a big terrace with a solarium and lots of space to sunbathe and showers to cool down from the heat in the summer! There is free Wi-Fi throughout and you are welcome to cook up a treat in the kitchen on the third floor terrace. But if you are feeling lazy, you can take advantage of the upcoming restaurant where you can try out proper Argentine cuisine and hang out with the locals. The helpful bi-lingual staff can organise any tours or excursions you might want in the area but you are ideally positioned to explore the city from here. Located on Belgrano street the hostel is only a couple blocks from the main plaza, a couple blocks from the nightlife at Aristides, close to shops and a big supermarket and right in front of the soon to open new trainline to the Maipu wine region - a perfect bed for after a bit of wine! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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MENDOZA DAMAJUANA HOSTEL

Arístides Villanueva 282 (0261) 4255858 Damajuana Hostel is ideally located reservas@damajuanahostel.com.ar in the middle of Arístides Villanueva, www.damajuanahostel.com.ar a street crowded with bars and restaurants, and is THE fun place to be for tourists and trendy 10% OFF locals alike for alfresco dinners and drinks with friends. with The hostel is within walking distance from the town center and from Get South San Martín Park. Room options vary from private doubles to dorms. Bring your swimming suit if you come in the summer because they have a big, green back yard with sun loungers and a large swimming pool to cool off in. Internet - Wi-Fi

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ITAKA HOSTEL

Arístides Villanueva 480 (0261) 4239793 Itaka Hostel is placed in a large 2-floor itakahostel@gmail.com traditional house which preserves most of www.itakahostel.com.ar its original architecture. Located only 2 block from San Martín Park and at easy walking distance from the city centre, here you’ll find the comfort and services you are looking for. You will be right on Arístides Villanueva, a lively, tree lined street crowded with outdoor bars and restaurants. They offer private rooms and dorms plus plenty of amenities to explore: beautiful garden with a huge swimming pool to cool down, gaming room with free pool, ping pong and foosball tables to make friends, guest kitchen and asado* area to show off the chef in you. Spoil yourself with a luscious cocktail from their bar or grab one of their mouth-watering meals from their restaurant. Internet Wi-Fi

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MENDOZA HOSTEL SUITES MENDOZA The popular Hostel Suites chain has arrived in Mendoza! Visit their new location to experience the same quality as their sister hostels in Buenos Aires. Hostel Suites Mendoza is in a great downtown location. They have dorms and private rooms available, all with en-suite bath, heat and air conditioning. Other amenities include ample common spaces, 24 hour check-in, bilingual staff, Stay 3 nights and get 1 Free with Get South!

Patricias Mendocinas 1532 (0261) 4237018 mendoza@hostelsuites.com www.hostelsuites.com continental breakfast, bar and on-site travel agency ready to help you book tours. The hostel occupies an entire 4-story building, complete with rooftop patio and a BBQ area where they hold barbeques on Thursdays. At Hostel Suites you’ll get hostel fun with hotel comfort! Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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ALL IN MENDOZA MONKEY HOSTEL

Sarmiento 681 (0261) 4231148 This hostel has recently been taken over by info@mendozamonkeyhostel.com new owners, a Belgian and an Argentine who www.mendozamonkeyhostel.com renovated the whole hostel to make sure everything looks great! It’s two blocks from the main square (Plaza 10% OFF Independencia), a half block from Hyatt hotel and in a restaurant with area. Their location is excellent, just 5 minutes by taxi or a 15-minute walk from the bus station. Accommodation options include private Get South rooms for 2 to 5 people and dorms. Private rooms include your choice of a double bed, 2 twins or bunk beds (some with ensuite bath). Dorms start at 4 beds and range up to 6, all with shared bath. Enjoy their swimming pool and their Monkey Bar (open until midnight), or make like a monkey and swing from activity to activity like ping pong, TV, board games, full kitchen available to use and BBQ area. Their multilingual international staff is great and helpful. They will make you feel right at home. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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MENDOZA HOTEL PETI T Perú 1459 (0261) 4232099/ 4290848/ 4299718 This surprisingly affordable hotel is petit@petit-hoteles.com.ar right in downtown Mendoza, within www.petit-hoteles.com.ar walking distance to countless restaurants, bars, Plaza* Independencia and Las Heras street, full of regional gift stores. Choose from double (with matrimonial or twin beds), triple and cuadruple rooms or a five-person apartment with a private Jacuzzi. No dorms. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with towels, cable television, air conditioning and heaters. Their yummy buffet breakfast includes coffee, tea, milk, fruit, yogurt, cereal and toast with jam. Hotel Petit also offers an on-site bar, a microwave to heat up food, a multi-lingual book exchange, parking, laundry service and luggage storage. Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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SAN RAFAEL Located 236 km south of Mendoza city, San Rafael is in the middle of Mendoza province, making it easy to reach the other touristy places from here. San Rafael is considered a capital of adventure tourism, both for its wide range of options and affordable prices. In Valle Grande you will probably find the cheapest white water rafting in the world!! Horseback riding, 4x4 expeditions (Nihuil’s Dunes), kayaking, boating, canoeing, rappelling, canopy, trekking and climbing are also offered in this great natural setting. :: Cañón* del Atuel: don’t miss this gorgeous natural canyon with highly eroded rocky walls, carved by the Atuel River. There are guided tours that take you there or you can go with your own car. Some interesting rock formations are The Wax Museum, The Castle, The Ghost, Rivadavia’s Chair, The Suspension Gardens, etc. :: Valle Grande: a huge, man-made lake in an impressive natural setting, surrounded by mountains and green fertile vegetation. It attracts visitors seeking outdoor adventures. :: Wine Tours: there are around 80 wineries around San Rafael, some within walking or biking distance from town, while others require a car. They range from small family businesses to big producers of all types of quality wines supplying local and international markets. Guided tours and tastings are available in most. :: Nightlife: San Rafael is also a fun town after dark, with 2 casinos, movie theatre, bowling, tango bar, karaoke bar, dance clubs and many pubs and restaurants.

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SAN RAFAEL RAFFEISH

Ruta Prov. 173 Km34 Valle Grande - San Rafael (02627) 436996 / 15409089 raffeish@infovia.com.ar www.raffeish.com.ar

These guys aren’t messing about in the water; they are very serious about safety. Raffeish was the first adventure company in the area and they are proud of their reputation. Their base is a serious affair too, with a mini-market, a fast food joint, a crafts stall and a little riverside beach with great music to hang out! There is plenty of high-carb food to power you up through the day and their multi-discipline staff is on hand to Activities provided: guide you every step of the way. Rafting + CD & Rappelling + service to DVD memories take your Canopy + with you! Trekking + Kayaking + 10% OFF Canoeing + with Doky (2 person canoe) + Get South Col River (a kind of body boarding) + Catamaran trips +

SAN JUAN San Juan is a great jumping off point to visit Ischigualasto and Talampaya Parks (World Heritage Site). Ischigualasto, also known as Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), lies 330 km away and it is a large valley filled with fantastic eroded formations, plants and animal fossils, and dinosaur findings dating from 230 million years ago. Get great views of the city’s layout climbing the Cathedral’s bell tower, located next to the 25 de Mayo Square. Other places worth visiting in town are Domingo Sarmiento’s birthplace/historic museum, the Natural Science Museum, the park and the Juan Victoria Concert Hall, considered to be one of the most important halls in South America. Visit Ullúm Lake 20 km from town (bus Nº 29) to relax, practice some water sports, swim, go for a walk or even dive from cliffs!! San Juan also stands out for its renowned world class wines, so a wine tour is a must! Santiago Graffigna has a wine museum which is free and near downtown. Another interesting option is the Cavas de Zonda (24 km from town on bus Nº 23), the only champagne cellar in South America whose ceiling is the mountain itself.

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SAN JUAN SAN JUAN HOSTEL

Av. Córdoba 317 Este (0264) 4201835 / 4224081 This hostel has easily the best contacto@sanjuanhostel.com location in San Juan, near the bus www.sanjuanhostel.com station and downtown. It is a solid, MSN:hostelsanjuan@hotmail.com unflashy hostel with excellent prices and very helpful staff. Enjoy plenty of SAN JUAN BED & BREAKFAST sun in San Juan on the terrace. They www.hotel-sanjuan.com.ar $ offer dorms and private rooms, If you want more comfort, free breakfast all morning, free they recently opened a B&B, jacuzzi pool, ping-pong with double rooms with table, 2 TV-DVD rooms, private bathrooms, and a fully15% off in dorms Breakfast central heating and equipped showing Get South Internet air-conditioning. kitchen. on arrival! Wi-Fi They also have a travel agency with great prices to Valle de la Luna and Barreal including food and drinks!

ZONDA HOSTEL

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SJH Viajes y Turismo N° Leg.: 14159

Caseros 486 Sur (corner Av. Córdoba) (0264) 4201009 info@zondahostel.com.ar www.zondahostel.com.ar

Zonda Hostel is a great base stop in San Juan. Situated in a privileged area, close to the bus station and minutes away from downtown, it has plenty of clean private Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi rooms and dorms, most with shared baths. This cool 3-storey house has a full kitchen, spacious balconies and an awesome garden perfect to make new friends. Weekly activities such as asados* or dinners are organized, so don’t forget to check with the helpful staff. Even more, ask them about the big variety of excursions that can be done in San Juan. Show Get South on arrival and get a 1 free litre beer! Book tours with them to Moon Valley, Barreal & Rodeo! SJH Viajes y Turismo N° Leg.: 14159

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BARREAL BARREAL Barreal lies in the Calingasta valley, at 220 km from San Juan city. It’s a small town facing the tallest section of the Andes mountain range, including the Aconcagua (6,962 m high) and the Mount Mercedario (6,770 m high), and it’s surrounded by the Ansilta mountain range and Sierra del Tontal. :: Astronomical Complex El Leoncito: Barreal has one of the clearest skies in the world and one of the most important observatories in the South Cone was set up here. You can visit it during the day, or take the guided tour at night if you book in advance. :: Pampa del Leoncito: located 40 km away, it’s one of Barreal’s main attractions. It’s a white clay plain measuring 12 km of length and 6 km of width, where a lake dried out millions of years ago. It’s a unique place to practice land sailing (windcar) in a three-wheeled cart, due to its size and wind conditions. :: Cerro El Alcázar: the magnificent mount El Alcázar is a fantastic rock formation. From the top you can see a wonderful landscape of uncommon eroded sandstone shapes. :: El Tontal: located at 4,000 m.a.s.l., is a natural balcony with incredible views of the vastness and the most imposing panorama of the snowy mountain range. :: Outdoor activities: climbing, trekking, mountain bike, white water rafting, fishing, 4x4 trips, horseback riding, among others.

POSADA DON RAMON

Presidente Roca n/n (0264) 154040913 / 14 reservas@fortunaviajes.com.ar www.posadadonramon.com.ar

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