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In the surroundings of San Juan, there is a large group of beautiful ravines and dams, among which Caracoles, Punta Negra and Ullum stand out. Join us as we take a fantastic trip to discover them!

In the surroundings of San Juan, there is a large group of beautiful ravines and dams, among which Caracoles, Punta Negra and Ullum stand out. Join us as we take a fantastic trip to discover them!

San Juan Gorges and Dams Tour

After picking you up from your hotel in San Juan at 2 pm, we will head to the Zonda ravine. This is an amazing narrow land gully flanked by the Marquesado and Chica de Zonda mountain ranges.

The tour continues by heading to the Punta Negra dam viewpoint. This hydroelectric dam is one of the main civil infrastructures in western Argentina. Inaugurated in 2015 by the then president of the country Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, it provides water to hundreds of thousands of people. What is most striking about this reservoir is its colossal size.

The route then zigzags up to the Los Caracoles dam also of enormous size. At full capacity it can hold 565 cubic hectometres of water, which is equivalent to the astronomical figure of 56,500,000,0000 litres or thousands of Olympic-size swimming!

Before returning to San Juan, we will make one last stop at the Ullum Dam observation point, which is perfectly located on the edge of the Ullum ravine. While we enjoy these wonderful landscapes, you will hear all about the technical aspects of the hydroelectric plant, which has a capacity of 41 megawatts.

Finally, we will return to your hotel in the city of San Juan, arriving at around 6 pm.

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Price

Adults Children from 3 to 11 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in english
US$ 81.80
US$ 40.90
Free

Tour in english

  • Adults

    US$ 81.80
  • Children from 3 to 11 years old

    US$ 40.90
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* The price increases on the 3 January

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by car or minibus, depending on the size of the group.

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 7 days 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.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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