Not Just Wine Country – Mendoza, Argentina
Top Backpacking Destinations Ranking: 7/10
Mendoza is a great base for the backpacker searching for adventure. Not only is a beautiful destination in its own right, but it is situated on the eastern side of the Andes making it a perfect lift-off point for journeys into the mountains.
The city is most famous for its winemaking and this is an easy and affordable trip for travellers to take on, with tours abundant and varying in their price and quality. These often involve tours around various vineyards and wineries with other destinations included depending on the trip you select. This could include an insight into the making of olive oil or a look at a whiskey distillery.
Share your own experiences in the comments, this is just the tip of the iceberg I’m sure!
And here are more backpacking spots in Europe to explore.
It’s also always useful to have the guide on hand: Argentina Lonely Planet Guide