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  1. Argentina
  2. Mendoza Province
  3. Mendoza
  4. Day Trips

From Mendoza: San Rafael Sightseeing and Atuel Canyon Tour

Product ID: 271367
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Escape Mendoza and visit the modern city of San Rafael located in the middle of an oasis. See the most important landmarks and sights of the city, then discover the Valle Grande Dam and nearby Atuel Canyon where you can enjoy an array of water activities.
About this activity
Duration 14 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up included

Please wait in the lobby of the hotel or building you are staying.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the modern city of San Rafael with an expert guide
  • Spend the afternoon at the riverside base, and shop for regional food and crafts
  • Admire the breathtaking beauty of nature at the Atuel Canyon
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Mendoza
  • Spanish, English, and Portuguese-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities at the river or lake

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• This tour is offered on a shared basis and will be by car, van or bus, depending on group size
• All vehicles are top quality models with less than five years of use
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Product ID: 271367