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Atuel Canyon: Core of the Mountain Trek from Mendoza
Experience the scenic splendor of the Uco Valley and Atuel Canyon on a day trip from Mendoza. Get spectacular views of the mountains and desert, and visit the settlement of Villa 25 de Mayo, full of history and colonial architecture.
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- Explore the wine region of the Uco Valley
- Venture into the Atuel Canyon of the longest river in the Mendoza region
- Admire the dams of Galileo Vitale and Valle Grande and the El Nihuil hydroelectric complex
DescriptionFollowing pick-up from your hotel in downtown Mendoza, journey south towards the Atuel Canyon and take in the breathtaking views and contrasts of the Uco Valley. Pass through an important farming region en route to San Rafael in the southern part of Mendoza Province. Arrive at the colonial settlement of Villa 25 de Mayo and journey back in time to where San Rafael began. See the dams of Galileo Vitale, El Nihuil and Valle Grande that provide irrigation for the region's vineyards and orchards. Then, venture into the breathtaking landscapes of the narrow gorge of Atuel Canyon, and discover unique rock formations with names such as 'The Castle' and 'The Cathedral.' End with a tour of the Monjes Perdidos ('Lost Monks') and Mesa de las Brujas ('Table of the Witches'), and take a look at the hydroelectric complex of El Nihuil Dike before heading back to Mendoza to get dropped off at your hotel.
IncludesHotel pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels in Mendoza Bilingual guide
- Please note that the start time for this tour is approximate. Your exact pick-up time will be sent upon confirmation of your booking