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1. Posted by villavic (Budding Member, 19 posts) 17 Feb '06 18:58

Hi
I want to know about buses from Santiago to Mendoza. What bus companies are the best? I'm planning to go in May, is it a good season? (not interested in ski, snow, justto know the cities and visit wineries, specially in Mendoza)ยจ

Please give me all info about Mendoza you have, thanks!

2. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member, 295 posts) 18 Feb '06 18:50

Try CATA bus company for Santiago to Mendoza http://www.e-mountain.com.ar/0BUS/catamdz.htm

The weather will be very cool in May in Mendoza, but comfortable I am sure.

Places to see/things to do in Mendoza:

Plaza San Martin
Plaza Italia
Plaza Espana
Plaza Independencia
Avenida Las Heras
Parque Ecologico
Ruinas de San Francisco
Parque San Martin (different to Plaza San Martin)
Cacheuta and Villavicencio (38km out of Mendoza city, need to get bus there)
Alta Montana
Take a wine tour

3. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member, 295 posts) 18 Feb '06 18:59

If your spanish is any good try this site:http://www.turismo.mendoza.gov.ar/

Me gusta Mendoza:)

4. Posted by Everett (Budding Member, 30 posts) 23 Feb '06 02:58

Hi

The harvest is in March in Mendoza, so you'll probaly get a bit disappointed if you show up in May.

There's several busservices from Santiago to Mendoza, and it's quite difficult to find a bad company. Generally is the busservices in Argentina and Chile of a really high standard. If you want to pay a little extra just take the "full cama" there will get served dinner and sleeping as it was like home.

One of the really good wineries is Lagarde about 12 kilometer outside Mendoza. Maria guides you through really nice wines

Bueno Vieja
Kim