Canon del Atuel, San Rafael

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A popular outdoor excursion spot, Canon del Atuel connects two lakes and cuts through the heart of a mountain range. You can tour the canyon via several local highways in the area, which wind along the river through rugged gorges accented by towering rock formations and dusty hillsides. Keep your eyes peeled for dams, mountains, and reservoirs along the way, some of which boast rock formations eroded into distinctive shapes. On some stretches, you can hop aboard a kayak or river rafting tour to brave the canyon's wild rapids and chutes. Put Canon del Atuel and other San Rafael attractions into our San Rafael trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • From Grande Valley are approximately 20 kilometres of gravel in good condition that are worth to be able to appreciate the landscape
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  • Excellent to do so on your own by car, stopping at places that you like to take pictures, and finish the tour in Valle Grande, where you can do rafting, zip-lining, kayaking, etc. The road are 50km of gravel road but in good condition, is done in 3 hours standing and all.
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  • A forced journey to observe a marvel of nature, to do with time and make several stops along the way and stopping to observe the landscape
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Many tourists choose to visit San Rafael on a day trip from Mendoza, a bigger city with more lodging options. For travelers wishing to explore the wine region from San Rafael itself, the town provides plenty of rooms in establishments that range from basic hostels to three- and four-star hotels. The least expensive lodgings cluster near the main bus station, an area popular with backpackers and other budget travelers.
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