Laguna de la Nina Encantada, Mendoza

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Keep an eye out for natural (and supernatural) activity at Laguna de la Nina Encantada, where extinct volcanic lava rises over the lake's calm blue surface. The lush microclimate here includes abundant flowers and birds nesting in the rock walls' holes. Walk, bike, or drive along the lake to take in the vivid colors and peaceful scenery. Many believe that the sapphire lake is haunted by the ghost of an indigenous princess who drowned in the icy water with her lover many centuries ago. According to legend, the princess Elcha was due to marry a Pehuenche prince, but instead fell for a common man. She and her lover fled their families and, in their haste, tumbled into the freezing pit. On a moonlit night, you might just catch a glimpse of Elcha as she comes out in search of her long-lost love. Laguna de la Nina Encantada is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Las Heras Edition.
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  • If going with a good bus of tourism, you going to narrate in detail the history of the place, a legend that speaks of a couple Indian, that decides to.. .no you can count the end
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  • The place is a lagoon located between rocks. There is an old legend that provides interest on the visit.
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  • is a lagoon with story of an Indian which not is wanted to marry with the promised that had their parents and is Strip to this lagoon with his lover and die them two. This visit has a value of $35 that is worth the penalty pay them.
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