Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Wine Regions Travel Guide

Getting Here and Around

Mendoza, San Juan, and San Rafael all have bus stations, car-rental agencies, cheap taxis, and remises (hired cars with drivers). If you're combining a ski vacation in Las Leñas with wine tours, fly from Buenos Aires to San Rafael, then travel north through the Valle de Uco to Mendoza. If you're skiing in Chile, fly from Santiago (or take a bus) to Mendoza.

Hiring a remis for an hour or a day is a good use of money, as frequent detours, road construction or washed-out roads, and misleading (or nonexistent) signs can make driving yourself frustrating and time consuming. Further, finding wineries on your own requires not only a good map but also a working knowledge of Spanish. That said, if you have the time and the temperament for it, exploring on your own—stopping for photos and to chat with locals—has its rewards. Driving to small Andean villages and the border with Chile is a particularly remarkable experience.

Previous Travel Tip

Wine Tours

Next Travel Tip

When to Go

Advertisement

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Argentina

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Spanish Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Download Now
Travel Deals