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Canon del Atuel

Ruta Provincial 173, San Rafael, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Cypress, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Surrender to the wild beauty Nature ,so peaceful!! The whole Canon Offer a great Scenery is a Place you must have to visit!!

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spectacular Canon, it is a must see spot if you are in Mendoza, you can drive there, very nice drive, beautiful scenery absolutely splendid.

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Los Angeles, California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
167 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I took this fantastic tour with Atuel Travel and it was so Good.... we saw the whole canon, along with the dam and even took the Catamaran boat ride too! yes, it was a long tour, but so memorable and long lasting. i highly recommend you to visit Canon del Atuel and Atuel Travel on your next visit to Canon... More

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Sparkill, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very informative about the local area, a little too long on the bus, but tour guides were very well informed

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a must visit if you are in Mendoza as it has so much to offer in one place. The canon is a road trip between the lakes El Valle Grande and El Nihuil. It goes through the canon following the river Atuel. Through this road trip you will see fantastic and amazing rock formations, lovely river beds as... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The view is spectacular! You can also go rafting here (level 3-4) , the experience is awsome! Try to go with a guide if you are not a local so the guide can tell you about the mountains and the river formation and so on, very interesting.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

52 km of dirt road, snaking along the canyon. Views are simply stunning. I recommend starting from the top of the canyon, going down, as the best views are later on, with brightly-colored ravines hemming streams and solitary lakes (the view from the top is rather unassuming if one expects Grand Canyon-like awe). The road is rather wide and largely... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

not much traffic and don't need a 4 x 4... take a cerveza on the lakesite... it snot like the grand canjon but with his different color shades at different times of the day a must to see when you are at san rafael... or mendoza...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The circuit is absolutely nice and highly recommended. The road is ok, there just a few kms where you have to drive slow, but the views are cool and you'll not mind about this. Colors and nature are great, enjoy this!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very beautiful nature in the far west of Argentina. The rocky landscape is a bit like the Grand Canyon, yet not that deep. In the end we did some (calm) rafting too. I'll surely go there again one day.

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