This is the fourth, and final post of my three week backpacking trip around Argentina in December 2012.
I was in Mendoza for a wonderful five days from Dec 25-30. I spent that time in Mendoza with a Couchsurfing host named Juan. He showed me around the city, showed me his favorite food places, and took me to a hot spring called Cacheuta.
I went on a really expensive wine tour (Ampoura Wine Tour for $185 USD) which I still recommend because I had countless glasses of amazing wine, a delicious 4-course meal, a great time, and I came home…VERY happy! I also met a fellow solo traveller and we still keep in touch via Facebook.
The next day I took a self guided bike tour of the Maipu Valley wineries and visited two vineyards, an olive plantation, and had lunch for about a tenth of the price I paid at Ampoura.