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April 18, 2017

Aerolíneas Argentinas AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP

Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight # AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP Dept 11:25 am Arrv 1:01 pm

Mendoza is quite a small, mostly domestic, airport. They have a few international flights, but mainly just to Santiago, Chile-SCL, just on the other side of the mountains. Our hotel advised us that arriving appx 1 hour before departure is more than enough time to check-in with bags when traveling to Buenos Aires.

BOOKING

We booked this segment as part of a larger Delta SkyMiles award ticket. Finding and adding Aerolíneas Argentinas award space to a Delta award reservation can be a bit tricky, so check out our guides here: Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with [...]

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March 3, 2017

Cycling Winery Tour – Mendoza, Argentina

While in Argentina’s wine country, we wanted to be sure to see some vineyards and see the outskirts of Mendoza… plus try some local wines. Mendoza’s wine regions account for about 70% of all the wine produced in Argentina, so visiting some wineries and tasting some Malbec is a must while staying in Mendoza.

Turns out, though, that planning a day trip to wineries is a little harder than we thought. Mendoza’s wine regions stretch out over more than 350,000 acres and there are three separate regions within Mendoza. So, with just one day set aside for this, we quickly realized we couldn’t see it all. First, we had to pick a region (we went with Maipú) [...]

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February 24, 2017

Self-Guided Walking Tour: Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is an excellent small town for a self-guided walking tour and just about everything can be explored within a day on foot. We would, of course, recommend a few more days than that to explore the vineyards and, depending on the season, another day or two to check out the ski slopes that aren’t too far away.

Here’s a map of the route that has a lot of the highlights you’ll want to check out as well as practical info, such as the bus station, airport, grocery stores (to stock up on cheap Mendoza wine!), etc:

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We stayed at the Park Hyatt Mendoza and would highly recommend it. It is in the perfect location and quite luxurious. Find our [...]

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March 15, 2016

Park Hyatt Mendoza Review – Mendoza, Argentina

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Santiago de Chile & Argentina

When we arrived in Mendoza (after bussing over the Andes – see our review of our bus trip here), we took a cab to the Park Hyatt Mendoza. The front facade of the building is perfectly gorgeous and majestic, just like many of the other Park Hyatts we’ve visited (have I mentioned it’s my favorite hotel brand?!).

The 5-star hotel is a bit smaller than several other Park Hyatts, but it’s perfect for a small city like Mendoza. I really love how Park Hyatts stay true to the culture and history of the city and especially loved the restored 19th-century Spanish [...]

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February 3, 2016

Bus Ride Through the Andes: Santiago to Mendoza

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Santiago de Chile & Argentina

Taking the bus from Santiago, Chile, to Mendoza, Argentina, turned out to be one of the most memorable parts of our trip and made for a day of sites that were postcard-worthy. It’s always fun to try new ways to get around – I’m so glad we chose the bus route rather than just taking a short flight because we were able to see more of the countryside and an up-close view of the Andes as we drove right over them.

I was (secretly) dreading our day-long bus trip. What if it snowed and we couldn’t cross? And, more importantly, what if the roads were so bumpy and curvy that even I [...]

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January 21, 2016

How to: Booking a Bus Ticket from Santiago to Mendoza

When we were planning our trip to South America, we had settled on going to Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires but had to sort out how to get from A --> B --> C. After reading a few trip reports and seeing a few photo galleries from the bus ride over the Andes, our mind was made up.
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December 26, 2015

Walking Tour: Exploring Santiago De Chile

The city of Santiago was much bigger than I expected, sprawling on and on as far as the eye could see. Admittedly, I had done little research about the city but was surprised at how clean it was, how friendly the people were and how tall some of the buildings were. Despite not seeing very many tourists at all (and no other Americans), there were many, many restaurants, very fancy hotels and plenty of stores to shop. We walked to the six-story mall (South America's largest) and popped into the grocery store; it turned out to be a nicer and bigger version of Whole Foods...
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December 9, 2014

Cheap flights to Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina ~$500 Jan, Feb, March 2015

As reported here on The Travel Trickster, you can find some seriously cheap flights from New York-JFK or Miami-MIA and Iguazu Falls-IGU:

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Book flights from New York-JFK or Miami-MIA to Iguazu Falls-IGU for as low as $474 to $524 for travel in January, February or March 2015.

Available travel dates for New York-JFK to Iguazu Falls-IGU in March 2015

By: …your local connection – CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Head to ITA Matrix Airfare Search Use the “See calendar of lowest fares” search functionality and enter a date range of something like 1-8 days, 3-10 [...]
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October 29, 2014

W Santiago Hotel Review – Santiago, Chile

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Santiago de Chile & Argentina

Once we arrived in Santiago, we took a cab from the airport straight to our hotel — the W Santiago in the Las Condes area. Like all W hotels, the best word to describe the hotel was “glamorous.” Like, it seems like Kim K is going to be staying in the suite next door to yours. All W’s, although decorated differently with their own motif, all share the same party atmosphere and glam decor. The W even has a signature scent… to go along with their signature house music. When you’re at the W, you know you’re not going to sleep before [...]

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October 9, 2014

Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with Delta SkyMiles + Other SkyTeam Partners

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Santiago de Chile & Argentina

We booked our trip to Chile and Argentina using Delta SkyMiles which worked out fine for the flights to/from the US but making the best use of our miles intra-Argentina required some research.

We’ll start with a quick recap from our post on booking the itinerary (Delta SkyMiles to Argentina: How to book Aerolineas Argentinas Award Space). If you want to get from the U.S. to Argentina (and you’re using Delta SkyMiles, KLM/Air France Flying Blue points or other SkyTeam currency), you’ll have the following choices for the long-haul flights:

Aerolineas Argentinas: 1x daily from New [...]
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