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From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

1. From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

The tour departs Mendoza in the early morning and heads 260 km south, driving for approximately 4 hours to the modern city of San Rafael. Located in the middle of an oasis, San Rafael is a popular provider of energy, wine, and adventure tourism. With your guide, visit some of the city’s most important sites including Villa 25 de Mayo, a so-called living museum where the city was founded. After your tour of the city, visit the nearby Valle Grande Dam to learn about the imposing Atuel Canyon which starts 70 km away from San Rafael city and runs into the dam. The canyon is a geological wonder and was formed millions of years ago by rough winds and the waters of the Atuel River. Spend the rest of the day at the Valle Grande Dam riverside base where you can enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant and admire breathtaking views of the canyon. The base also offers an array of optional added-extra water activities such as a catamaran ride along the river.

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4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

The tour lasted 14 hours in total, which is fine. The trip, the view and the various stops were enjoyed. The stay in the river of the Valle Grande reservoir was 2 hours and a half, which gives time to do an activity (Rafting or Catamaran) and then eat quickly to continue. The tour did not include any stops on 25 de Mayo.

A great ride !! With beautiful landscapes and two on-site activity options. The guide was fantastic and the stops on the way excellent. :)

Excellent tour, the guide was super friendly, the van was super comfortable and the landscapes were beautiful!

Very good tour, I do not recommend it to go with children, but the rest is spectacular the adventure

It was a wonderful tour with several sights. I never imagined something so beautiful !!