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Cuyo Region, Argentine

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The Cuyo Region is located on the Andes Mountains and extends to the south of the Sierras Pampeanas (Pampa’s Hills), covering the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis.

In the Andes mountain range, the Aconcagua Mount rises, with 6,959 m above sea level, which attracts and challenges adventurers from all over the world to reach the highest summit in America. There are also other mountains that stand out such as Tupungato, Mercedario and Cordón del Plata, which are ideal to practice Alpinism, mountain climbing and trekking. And in the winter centers in Mendoza, you will find the best ski snow trails in the region.

By the way, it is the same Mountain Range that invites you to take San Martin’s Route, which was the historical freedom expedition of General San Martín, and cross the Andes riding a horse in Mendoza and San Juan.

Cuyo also stands out for the Wine Route, as it concentrates the major wine production in the country and variety of grapes (Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin and Riesling, Bonarda, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot and Syrah). And you can choose from a variety of wineries, more than one thousand, to visit – from small cellars at the foot of the Mountain Range, craft wineries, boutique wineries or industrial wineries. Other activities that are a must are taking part of a grape harvest, going on bike-tours or horse-riding tours among vineyards and visiting their theme museums.

In Cuyo, you can visit more than twenty natural areas, some of which are great attractions for scientific and paleontological tourism. Among its most outstanding points, San Juan has El Leoncito National Park and Ischigualasto National Park. The latter is included as World Heritage (UNESCO). And in San Luis, Sierra de las Quijadas is another must-see place in the region.

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