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Atuel Canyon (Canon del Atuel) Tours

Atuel Canyon (Canon del Atuel)
Wild whitewater-rafting at its best surges along the Atuel Canyon (Canon del Atuel), a gorge stretching from the Nihuil hydroelectric reservoir in Mendoza Province.

Kayakers, windsurfers, jetskiers, river-rafters, cyclists and all kinds of adventurers head to the canyon to take on the rapids and rugged landscapes, carved over the centuries by wind and water.

The river is bordered by steep cliffs, and natural rock sculptures formed by the elements have whimsical names like the Hanging Gardens, Monsters, Toad and Enchanted City.

A huge magnet for visitors, the Atuel region has a great range of hotels, country clubs and outdoor adventure facilities to choose from.

Follow Ruta Provincial 144 to the Nihuil reservoir for expansive valley views, or travel to the neighboring Valle Grande reservoir for more whitewater rafting on the River Atuel.

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Running for 60km (37 miles), the Atuel Canyon is 40km (25 miles) south of San Rafael, which in turn is 240km (148 miles) from Mendoza in the Valle Grande.
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San Rafael y Cañón del Atuel

San Rafael y Cañón del Atuel

Enjoy the beauty of this city. We will visit the 25 de Mayo Foundational Villa, considered a true inhabited museum. A piece of 19th century history with farmhouses and streets flanked by centuries-old Carolinos. We will continue our journey to Atuel Canyon, an imposing geological formation where the erosion of wind and water has shaped the rocks, giving them shapes and colors that will impact us every moment. After a sinuous slope we discover the immensity of the Valle Grande's dam, an ideal place for adventure and water activities. We will end our tour visiting the city of San Rafael, with its traditional streets and boulevards.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.45
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US$80.45

Atuel Canyon - From Mendoza

Atuel Canyon - From Mendoza

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Walk to the southern lands, Luján, Tunuyán, San Carlos and arrival to San Rafael, 230 km. from the city of Mendoza. Pass by the island of the Diamante River, Canyon of the Atuel River, incredible combination of colors and forms produced in the rock walls by effects of erosion.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.57
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US$102.57
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4-Day Trip to Mendoza by Air from Buenos Aires

4-Day Trip to Mendoza by Air from Buenos Aires

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Steep yourself in the mountain and wine culture of Mendoza during a multi-night excursion from Buenos Aires. Hop on a plane in Buenos Aires and arrive in Mendoza in under 2 hours to appreciate its stunning mountain views and tasty wine. Get easy access to the region's wineries and the picturesque Aconcagua Provincial Park. See Los Penitentes, Puente del Inca, Potrerillos and Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Americas, during two day tours. Taste Mendoza's most famous varietal, Malbec, and learn about its production. Round-trip airfare, nightly accommodation, and daily breakfasts are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,106.50
Price varies by group size
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US$1,106.50
Price varies by group size
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6-Days Exploration Mendoza & San Juan - Beauty and History

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6-Days Exploration Mendoza & San Juan - Beauty and History

Welcome to this great adventure! Mendoza is a classic for itself, worldwide know for its Malbec and the Aconcagua Mountain, is also very famous for hosting a great variety of high level restaurants and for its natural sites. Adding to this we would like to invite you to see San Juan Province, home of the Ishigualasto National Park, an amazing site full of fossils and cannyons that will just blow your mind along with the Moon Valley, where you will just feel like you are out of this world. IMPORTANT NOTE: According to the times we are living these days, this experience can be customized as per your interest and can also be provided in private service for an extra cost. If you are interested in doing this experience privately, please let us know and we will quote.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$952.00
US$1,190.00
US$238.00 savings
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US$952.00
US$1,190.00
US$238.00 savings
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A Trip Across the Core of the Mountain to Atuel Canyon

A Trip Across the Core of the Mountain to Atuel Canyon

Cross the Uco Valley in one of the most beautiful regions of Argentina. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the southern part of the province of Mendoza knowing the Canyon of the Atuel River. Cross the Uco Valley, an important area of ​​agriculture and livestock, until you reach San Rafael, in the southern part of the province of Mendoza. We will visit the beautiful Villa 25 de Mayo, the historic site of the founding of San Rafael, and the Galileo Vitale, El Nihuil and Valle Grande dams that help provide irrigation for the area's vineyards and orchards. We will direct our way to the beautiful Canyon of the Atuel River, where nature has spent centuries carving the incredible shapes on the walls of the canyon including tourist attractions such as the Castle,the Spirit and the Cathedral and others. This spectacular canyon amazes visitors from all over the world with its magnitude and colorful appearance. We will end with a tour of the modern city of San Rafael before returning to Mendoza.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Cañon del Atuel Day Trip from Mendoza

Cañon del Atuel Day Trip from Mendoza

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Explore the southern part of the Mendoza Province, known for its lush green landscape, on this 10-hour tour from Mendoza city. Visit highlights such as the Wax Museum, San Rafael, the 25 de Mayo Village, Nihuil Dam & Reservoir, and the Uco Valley. Round-trip transport from most Mendoza city hotels provided.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.05
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US$50.05
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