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Canon del Atuel

Address: Ruta Provincial 173, San Rafael, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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123 helpful votes 123 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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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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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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