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Canon del Atuel

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Address: Ruta Provincial 173, San Rafael, Argentina
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Wonderful day trip along this gorgeous canyon

We booked a private day trip along this gorgeous canyon. Can't remember the name of the company we used, which is a shame because we had a great guide, who'd I'd like to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We booked a private day trip along this gorgeous canyon. Can't remember the name of the company we used, which is a shame because we had a great guide, who'd I'd like to recommend. We were lucky because the sun was shining & it was a Sunday, so there weren't too many other people around, as were driven along this... More 

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Cañón del Atuel is a mini grand canyon just south of San Rafael. With Atuel though, you get to drive the bottom of the canyon, meandering the river and seeing the inside geography up close and personal. Rio Atuel is the longest river in Mendoza, born in the Andes, at 10,000 foot elevation, from the glacial Atuel Lake. This is... More 

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We started at the dam near Nahuel and immedeately the scenery became dramatic. The road is gravel for most of the so take it slowly to enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of places to stop and admire the views. This year, due to water shortages, the river level is very low in parts and this has affected some of... More 

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you are in San Rafael, it is worthwhile to take the public bus that stops on Calle Balloffet to go to Valle Grande. Only costs about US$5 equivalent round trip. Or can take tours to do rafting, 4 wheel drive tours, hot springs etc in the area through the canyons. I didn't have that much time so took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

You have lots of activities to do, like treking, rafting, cool river etc. Great views. You can also visit some Wineries and have a taste of excellent wine.

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Pilar, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The rafting was lots of fun. The complete drive thru the canyon became a bit boring towards the end.

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

beautiful scenery and great activities like rafting, hiking, horseback riding, rappelling, canopy, and kayaking.

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Alberta , Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are is San Safael, bring your geology professor. I know nothing about geology, and neither did our guide (I assume) , but the rock formations and other geological features are fascinating. This is a "must do" excursion. I went with Risco Viajes, it was a full day trip, and highly entertaining. (AR$375). Our guide was knowlegeable and has... More 

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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

no doubt that this is a must see when visiting San Rafael. It's just a half day tour if you are staying in San Rafael. Start from Dique Valle Grande and end it at Dique El Nihuil. If you go to San Rafael and do not visit this wonderful place, then it's like not going to San Rafael.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are coming to San Rafael, you should visit the Atuel Canyon as well as the Valle Grande which is escentially the end bit of the canyon. Its uniqueness is that the mother rock which is older than the Patagonia has been carved by water and wind and as is composed of various types has achieved different colours and... More 

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