Say Hueque (http://sayhueque.com/), offers an 11th hour, seven-day food and wine immersion to experience the Mendoza Grape Harvest Festival March 1-10 in Argentina.
The adventure includes two nights in Buenos Aires and four in Mendoza for this festival in its 79th year. The bounty of the grape harvest and man’s toil are celebrated with traditional folkways. Events range from the Blessings of the Fruit to the Queen’s White Way parade down the streets of Mendoza. The Queen’s White Way sees some of the region’s most beautiful young women representing their districts waving through town from their horse-drawn carriages.
“It’s a great time to visit,” says Say Hueque owner Rafael Mayer. “But if you can’t make it this week, don’t despair. We can set up personalized departures for as few as two people whenever it fits your schedule.”
Mendoza is Argentina’s main wine region and heartland of the Malbec grape, with vineyards that flourish in the shadow of the Andes, including Aconcagua, at 6,959 meters South America’s highest peak. Guests visit two wineries for tastings of Cabernet and Malbec. A tour of the region begins along the Mendoza River and the Cacheuta Valley enroute to Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of aborigines “Huarpes” and the southernmost point of the Inca Empire extending from Peru. Farther ahead is Puente del Inca where river Las Cuevas has carved the mountain forming a natural bridge with numerous hot springs.
Two of the four days in Mendoza are set aside for optional adventure tours that may include rafting, horseback riding and fly fishing. Or guests may opt just to relax or to shop.
The rates starting at just $950 per person double, include airport and itinerary-related transfers, six nights lodging, breakfasts, tours and the services of a bilingual guide. Lunches and dinners are on-own, as is the roundtrip flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza.
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As Say Hueque owner Rafael Mayer explains, “We are a group of Argentine travel professionals who are passionate about our country. We have hiked in Patagonia, felt the mist of Iguassu Falls on our smiling faces, walked along glaciers and cruised the deep blue lakes of South America. We have visited hundreds of hotels, sampled hundreds of restaurants and discovered the best wineries around, so we know exactly where to get a delicious steak, a sublime Malbec and a comfy bed along the way.”
Established in 1999, the company creates customized tours for independent travelers throughout Argentina’s and Chile´s national parks and cities. Popular destinations and experiences include Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier, hiking in Patagonia, wine tasting in Mendoza, horseback riding at traditional estancias and glacier cruises.
Say Hueque adopted its name from the last tribal chief that surrendered to the Europeans in their conquest of the American lands, in 1885. The Great Cacique Say Hueque was the leader of a powerful tribe that occupied the region of central Patagonia. Their cultural influence is still very strong at some locations close to the Andes Range.
About Say Hueque
Founded in 1999, Say Hueque specializes in customized travel itineraries to the farthest corners of Argentina and Chile. Careful focus is placed on creating unique travel experiences that embrace local cultures and celebrate the natural wonders nature.
Based in Buenos Aires the Say Hueque staff is comprised of young, enthusiastic English-speaking professionals who share the passion of traveling as much their clients. With intimate experience and strong local connections they provide 24/7 assistance and support when traveling.
Popular destinations include Patagonia, Iguacu Falls, Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Atacama Desert, Uyuni Salt Flats and the Salta region as well as many other lesser known but equally captivating marvels. Say Hueque has been recommended by the world’s most popular travel guides such as Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Footprints, and Time Out year after year. The company has partnerships with and membership in Sustainable Travel International (STI), Responsible Travel, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), ASTA and LATA.
For more information please call +1.718.395.5504 (US and Canada) visit: http://www.sayhueque.com/ or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.