San Rafael, Mendoza
At the morning we sit back to the microbus and our driver took us back to Buenos Aires to the local Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) from where we had our flight to Mendoza. It was pretty smooth and flight took only something over hour and we landed in San Rafael a city in Argentina's semi-arid Mendoza province, which borders Chile across the Andes. Sycamore-lined streets converge on Plaza San Martín, edged by cafes, restaurants and renowned vineyards producing Malbecs and other red wines surround the city.
Our hotel for next couple of days will be Tower Inn & Suites San Rafael, pretty cool modern hotel with outdoor swimming pool and spa area. I could see the vineyards all around the city from my room at the 6th floor.
That evening we had another small trip planed to place called Los Reyunos. It's a massive Dam built on Diamante River about 40km from San Rafael towards Chilean borders. You'll get the best views from the top of the Dam and you can get a boat trip on the lake itself or if you dare enough, try Zip Wire over the lake, it's great feeling.
We spent morning in San Rafael town wandering around and at the noon we jumped int our microbus and went to Aventura Park, about 25 km from the city of San Rafael at the foot of the hills of Valle Grande. Amazing environment surrounded by native flora and fauna with ideal conditions for mountain activities and extreme sports. It's also great for star gazing, unfortunately we couldn't stay that long. Views are pretty spectacular and after the sunset we had to come back to San Rafael for a dinner.