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        About Mendoza

        Located in the heart of Argentina's famous wine country, Mendoza is a vibrant city full of local treasures and hidden gems that invite travelers for an authentic Argentine adventure. In addition to its famous vineyards and picturesque landscapes, Mendoza embodies a distinct cultural identity that manifests itself in its culinary delights, traditional craftsmanship, and warm community spirit. Orbit Car Hire invites you to discover the less-explored facets of Mendoza and promises an enriching journey beyond the conventional tourist trails.

        The vibrant energy of Mendoza is palpable in the bustling local markets, where a variety of fresh produce, artisanal products, and regional delicacies come together to create a vibrant tapestry of tastes and aromas. Delight your senses as you navigate the maze of stalls, where the essence of Mendoza's culinary heritage is contained in every local delicacy and specialty. Engage in conversation with the friendly vendors and immerse yourself in the dynamic atmosphere as the bustling market scene reflects the vibrant spirit of Mendoza's local community.

        To truly capture the essence of Mendoza's cultural richness, head to the heart of the artisan workshops and traditional craft centers. Witness the intricate craftsmanship and artisanship that have been passed down through generations and show the city's deep appreciation for its cultural heritage. From skilled artisans crafting intricate leather goods to talented weavers carefully crafting traditional textiles, Mendoza's craftsmanship reflects the timeless traditions and ingenuity that make up the city's cultural identity.

        Amidst Mendoza's vibrant life, a thriving culinary scene awaits those seeking an authentic taste of Argentine gastronomy. Explore the diverse range of restaurants, from quaint family-run establishments to trendy culinary hotspots, all offering a unique blend of traditional flavors and modern culinary innovations. Immerse yourself in the rich diversity of Argentine cuisine, where each dish tells a story of the region's culinary evolution and cultural fusion, tantalizing your taste buds with an unforgettable culinary experience.

        With a rental car from Orbit Car Hire, you can effortlessly navigate the charming neighborhoods of the city, immerse yourself in the cultural diversity, and enjoy the warmth of the local community. Discover the hidden culinary treasures, explore the traditional craftsmanship, and create lasting memories as you explore the authentic essence of Mendoza with Orbit Car Hire as your trusted companion.

        Basic info and car hire in Mendoza

        • Location: Argentina
        • Population: 1,033,000
        • Official language: Spanish
        • Currency:  Argentine peso
        • Weather:  Argentina has an exceptional amount of climate diversity, ranging from subtropical in the north to polar in the far south
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Mendoza are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Mendoza:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Mendoza is at the Mendoza Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Mendoza!

         Driving in Mendoza

        Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Mendoza, Argentina, with the comfort and flexibility of Orbit Car Hire. Discover the city's rich cultural offerings and vibrant local life as you navigate its charming streets, where every turn promises a new adventure.

        With a rental car from Orbit Car Hire, explore the vibrant neighborhoods and dynamic cityscape of Mendoza and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy that emanates from the local markets and bustling streets. Enjoy the city's culinary scene, where a variety of restaurants - from traditional parrillas to modern fusion restaurants - are waiting for you to discover. They promise an unforgettable gastronomic experience that sums up the essence of Argentine cuisine.

        On the city's well-maintained streets, you'll have the freedom to leave the beaten path and discover Mendoza's hidden gems. Immerse yourself in the city's cultural heritage, from quaint artisan stores to traditional craft centers, and witness the artistry and craftsmanship that make up Mendoza's rich cultural identity.

        Experience the city's unique charm firsthand as you drive through its picturesque landscapes, where the breathtaking beauty of the Andes serves as a scenic backdrop for your exploration. Let Orbit Car Hire be your trusted companion as you navigate the vibrant streets of Mendoza, creating lasting memories and embracing the spirit of discovery that defines this fascinating Argentine city.

        • Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and some suppliers are over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
        • International Driving Permit:  An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
        • Additional papers:  A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. 
        • Additional requirements: First aid kit, fire extinguisher, two warning triangles, lug wrench, and a tire jack (required)
        • Children in the car:  Children under 12 must be suitably restrained in vehicles (with car seats or booster cushions if need be), and only those aged 12 and up and can ride in the front seat.
        • Driving side of the road: Drivers drive on the right side of the road
        • Lights:  You must keep your lights on when driving at all times. If they are off, even during the daytime, it is illegal.
        • General speed limits: Speed limits vary. In urban areas, it is generally 40 to 60 kph (25 to 37 mph). In rural areas, it is 110 kph (68 mph), and on highways, it is 120 to 130 kph (74.5 to 81 mph).

        Car Hire in Mendoza

        Most popular car hire at Mendoza

        The most selected hire car in Mendoza is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio, or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also a popular option. The most popular car types in Mendoza are mini and economy. 

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Mendoza

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Mendoza. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Argentina.

        • Mendoza -Rosario (880km with approximately 10 hours of drive)
        • Mendoza -Cordoba (607km with approximately 8 hours of drive)
        • Mendoza -San Luis (346km with approximately 4 hours of drive)
        • Mendoza -Salta (1259m with approximately 15,5 hours of drive)

        Popular day trips from Mendoza

        Embark on an unforgettable journey from Mendoza to captivating destinations nearby that reflect the diverse splendor of Argentina's breathtaking landscapes. With the convenience of Orbit Car Hire, your explorations will go beyond the city limits, opening up a wealth of excursion options that promise unforgettable experiences and an intense encounter with the natural and cultural wonders of the region.

        Venture into the enchanting Aconcagua Provincial Park, where the majestic Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, is a testament to the awe-inspiring majesty of nature. A short drive from Mendoza will take you to this breathtaking destination that offers panoramic views and opportunities for hiking, trekking, and mountain exploration that will appeal to adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

        For those seeking a cultural excursion, a day trip to the charming town of Maipú offers an enriching glimpse into Argentina's rich wine culture. Explore the local vineyards and wineries and sample the region's famous Malbec and other grape varieties while immersing yourself in the art of winemaking and the winemaking traditions that make up Maipú's cultural identity.

        Enjoy the tranquility of the Uco Valley, a scenic destination that epitomizes Argentina's fascinating landscape. Enjoy the region's picturesque vineyards and idyllic landscapes, where the harmony of nature and the craftsmanship of winemaking merge to create an unforgettable sensory experience that beguiles the senses and rejuvenates the spirit.

        With Orbit Car Hire as your trusted companion, you can venture into the heart of Argentina's diverse day trip destinations and discover the hidden gems and cultural wonders that await beyond Mendoza. Experience the magic of these enchanting destinations, create lasting memories, and deepen your connection to the authentic spirit of Argentina's natural and cultural splendor.

        What to see in Mendoza

        Located in the heart of Argentina's wine-growing region, Mendoza invites travelers to enjoy a rich array of cultural experiences and natural wonders. With Orbit Car Hire as your trusted companion, immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of this captivating city as you explore its diverse attractions and discover the essence of Argentine charm.

        A visit to Mendoza is incomplete without exploring the famous wine region, where you can embark on an enticing journey through the city's renowned vineyards and wineries. Enjoy wine tastings and guided tours, and taste the famous Malbec and other grape varieties that make up the region's viticulture, while gaining insight into the art of winemaking that has shaped Mendoza's cultural identity.

        Discover the city's rich cultural heritage at the Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, where a diverse collection of contemporary and traditional artwork offers a captivating look at Argentina's artistic landscape. Immerse yourself in the local art scene and be inspired by the vibrant exhibitions that showcase the region's creative prowess and cultural contributions.

        If you are looking for a touch of adventure, head to the breathtaking Andes, a natural wonder that offers an abundance of outdoor activities and scenic landscapes. From hiking and mountain biking to skiing and snowboarding, the Andes offer an exciting playground for nature lovers and adventure seekers, providing an unforgettable experience that embodies the essence of Mendoza's natural charm.

        With a rental car from Orbit Car Hire, you can effortlessly navigate Mendoza, discover its hidden treasures, and create lasting memories as you explore the city's cultural wonders, natural splendor, and vibrant life. Immerse yourself in the enchanting spirit of Mendoza, where every sight and experience paints a vivid picture of Argentina's cultural paradise waiting to be explored and appreciated.

        Drive your rental car beyond Mendoza

        Argentina, a country with diverse landscapes and a rich cultural heritage, offers an unforgettable journey to travelers who wish to explore its vastness. With its enchanting mix of vibrant cities, picturesque landscapes, and breathtaking natural wonders, the best way to experience the beauty of Argentina is by road. Embark on a road trip adventure with Orbit Car Hire, where every turn leads to a new discovery and every mile brings you closer to the heart of this fascinating South American nation.

        As you hit the road with the freedom of a self-guided itinerary, the stunning diversity of Argentina's landscapes becomes ever more apparent. From the enchanting vineyards of Mendoza to the impressive peaks of the Andes, from the fascinating wilderness of Patagonia to the exotic wildlife of the Iberá wetlands, Argentina is a tapestry of natural wonders waiting to be explored. Orbit Car Hire's reliable and efficient services will ensure that your journey is seamless, allowing you to fully engage with the wonders that await you along your chosen route.

        A drive through the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires, the beating heart of Argentina, is an experience in itself. The eclectic mix of European architecture, tango rhythms, and gastronomic delights creates an intoxicating blend of culture that sets the tone for your road trip. With your vehicle from Orbit Car Hire, you can seamlessly transition from the urban charm of the city to the boundless expanse of the Argentine countryside, where every turn offers a new sight.

        Traverse the legendary Ruta 40, a route that stretches over 5,000 kilometers and offers an unfiltered view of Argentina's rugged and untamed beauty. Along this legendary highway, you'll experience the dramatic alternation between the lush greenery of the Lake District and the rugged terrain of the Andean Plateau, giving you an unparalleled glimpse into the country's diverse ecosystems and geological wonders. With the flexibility of a vehicle from Orbit Car Hire, you can stop at will to enjoy the breathtaking panoramas or venture off the beaten path to discover hidden treasures known only to the locals.

        For nature lovers, a trip through Argentina's lesser-known landscapes is a must. The vast grasslands of the pampas, with their unique wildlife and gaucho traditions, offer an authentic glimpse of the country's rural charm. The mystical allure of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beckons with a multitude of rock formations, each bearing witness to the passage of time and the region's rich cultural heritage.

        When your road trip with Orbit Car Hire comes to an end, you will be forever captivated by the wonders of Argentina, a country that embodies both the rugged beauty of nature and the vibrant cultural heritage. Whether it's the breathtaking vistas of the Andes, the rhythmic pulse of Buenos Aires, or the untamed wilderness of Patagonia, the memories of your trip will linger long after you return your reliable vehicle from Orbit Car Hire.

        Be enchanted by Argentina's landscapes and diverse culture when you embark on a road trip adventure with Orbit Car Hire. Discover the magic of this South American gem mile by mile and let the open road lead you to an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.


        Visit Mendoza

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Mendoza

        Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary scene of Mendoza, Argentina, where a rich variety of flavors and culinary traditions await you. With a diverse range of restaurants that reflect the cultural heritage of the region, Mendoza invites travelers on a gastronomic journey that tantalizes the palate and celebrates the essence of Argentine cuisine. Orbit Car Hire is your reliable companion, giving you the freedom to explore Mendoza's culinary treasures at your leisure.

        Visit the city's bustling markets, where Mendoza's vibrant energy is brought to life by an array of fresh produce, aromatic spices, and local delicacies. Engage in conversation with the friendly vendors and soak in the dynamic atmosphere while enjoying the authentic flavors of traditional Argentine cuisine, carefully prepared and served with a local twist that embodies the warmth and vibrancy of Mendoza's culinary landscape.

        Enjoy the city's famous parrillas and restaurants, where the flavors of succulent meats and savory spices combine to create an unforgettable culinary experience. Enjoy the traditional Argentine asado, a feast of grilled meats, and delicious side dishes that exemplify the country's famous barbecue culture and showcase the culinary artistry and passion that define Mendoza's gastronomic identity.

        With a rental car from Orbit Car Hire, navigate Mendoza's charming neighborhoods and discover the city's hidden culinary gems. Immerse yourself in the culinary magic of Mendoza, where each dish tells a story of the region's cultural heritage and culinary evolution, leaving an indelible mark on your culinary journey through Argentina's vibrant gastronomic landscape.

        Best restaurant in Mendoza

        1. 1884 Restaurante
        2. Maria Antonieta
        3. Fuente y Fonda
        4. Azafrán
        5. Siete Cocinas
        6. Anna Bistro
        7. Francesco Ristorante
        8. Don Mario
        9. La Lucia Restaurante
        10. Brindillas Restó


        What you need to know about renting a car

        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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