Days: Thursdays and Sundays.
Departure: 07.00 a.m. at 9.00 p.m. (approximately).
We will start this tour along National Route 40, towards the south of the province. After crossing the North Oasis and Uco Valley, we will arrive at the third oasis, located further south of the province and made up of the departments of San Rafael and General Alvear.
San Rafael is the second important city of Mendoza, distant 230 kms. A modern city that still keeps typical and historical places, which will be appreciated through a short tour of its main avenues.
Continuing to the south, the route will take us to Valle Grande where we will stop for lunch (food not included).
Later, the Atuel River and the majestic Atuel Canyon, product of a failure of the globe (similar case to the Colorado Canyon) added due to water and wind erosion, gave rise to colorful and showy geoforms, which result in a combination of colors and impressive rocky walls. In this section, the Atuel River sinks into the multicolored rock carved over millions and millions of years, giving a truly unique presence. Different dams and hydroelectric plants complete this scenario, which due to its natural beauty has become an important tourist development project, The Nihuil dam, an important reservoir where nautical activities and fishing are practiced. Finally, the Galileo Vitale dam and Villa 25 de Mayo (founding place of San Rafael) are the chosen points to culminate the day before arriving in Mendoza capital.
Many tourists choose to rent a car and do this excursion on their own with the idea of lowering costs, but the result is not the same. While driving in the mountains does not require a specific technique, driving in the mountains is not the same as driving in urban areas. In addition to being cautious and maintaining proper speed limits, it is important to know that the road is very changeable and surprises you all the time. We can go from asphalt to gravel and then to a clay area in a few kilometers, which makes the braking process more difficult. Also, since it is a long-distance excursion, the return is always at night, so if you do not have the necessary experience, visibility is another inconvenience, especially in areas where the existence of loose cattle is possible.
With the company of our guides and drivers, you not only will get interesting explanations of each location, but you will also be able to enjoy the landscapes that the province offers relaxed, without having to be aware of your GPS, traffic or the route.
Remember that you have the possibility of requesting the REPENTANCE BUTTON, which in compliance with current regulations, after making the payment of the reservations corresponding to excursions “YOU HAVE 10 RUNNING DAYS TO REPENT FOR THE PURCHASE MADE ”and in this case we will refunded 100% of the amount paid without this implying collection of fines or penalties.
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