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Canon del Atuel

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Address: Ruta Provincial 173, San Rafael, Argentina

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Rafting

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Pilar, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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san rafael argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Maple Ridge BC Canada
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12 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Absolutely spectacular scenery, rivaling what you would see in the national parks in Utah. The photos and descriptions don't really do this justice. It is a "must see" if you are in the San Rafael region,

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Cypress, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 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 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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