On this excursion to the Atuel Canyon and San Rafael, we'll discover one of the most stunning natural areas of the Argentine province of Mendoza.
Atuel Canyon and Valle Grande Trip
We will pick you up at your hotel in Mendoza between 7 and 7:30 am and hit the road towards the south of the province.
After a 3-hour drive of 235 kilometers (146 miles) through the Uco Valley, we'll arrive in San Rafael. After visiting the city, we'll go to the famous Valle Grande reservoir, a large lake that receives its waters from the Atuel River. There you'll have free time to take pictures, stroll along the shore of the lake, have lunch on your own or take a raft ride down the Atuel River or a catamaran ride on the Valle Grande Dam Lake.
Then we'll head into the Atuel Canyon. We'll discover how the force of the water and the wind have created the most breathtaking rock formations: El Lagarto, Los Viejos, Los Monstruos, the Enchanted City, El Mendigo, Los Jardines Colgantes...
Next, we'll go to El Nihuil Dam, which forms two artificial lakes that generate electricity. Its sheer size is jaw-dropping!
Finally, from the El Nihuil dam, we'll drive the 285 kilometers (177 miles) back to Mendoza, which will take about 3.5 hours. Arrival at your hotel is expected at 9:30 pm.
The tour includes hotel pickup in downtown Mendoza. If you're staying more than 2 kilometers from the city center, the guide will get in touch with you to establish a meeting point.
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|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Children from 2 to 11 years oldUS$ 25
Children under 2 years oldFree
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by car, minibus, or bus, depending on the size of the group.
English speaking guide.
Food and drink.
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Will the activity take place in the event of adverse weather conditions?
A - In the event of adverse weather conditions or other force majeure, such as road closures, the activity may be cancelled. In this case we'll offer you a full refund of your money.
Q - What will happen if the duration of the tour is reduced for security reasons?
A - If the itinerary is cut short and we haven't been able to finish half of the itinerary, you'll be offered another activity as compensation. If we've completed at least 50% of the route, the excursion will be considered completed.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .