Mendoza is a beautiful city in the heart of Argentina’s famous wine producing region. Flat countryside predominates in the east, while to the west are the spectacular Andes Mountains. This is the perfect place to enjoy fine vintages and superb gastronomy. Approximately 80 per cent of Argentina’s fine wine comes from this region and the grape harvest is marked each year by the Vendimia festival in early March. Optional tours of the local vineyards can be arranged, or a day-drive into the Andes to view The America’s highest peak, the 21,000 ft high Aconcagua. There’s lots more to do too, including rafting (class III-IV rapids), rock-climbing, fishing, rappel and horse-riding.