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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 into our San Rafael itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Rafael.
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  • We traveled with my spouse in a particular vehicle (in the month of September), we ask for information in the direction of tourism and they explained to us that we had to visit him from the well of the souls down (descending): Pozo de las Ánimas - the OWL - catamaran ride - Rafting in the Atuel River
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  • We walked through a local agency for excursions and it is a fantastic journey surrounded by rock formations and with their characteristic forms that each figure was always present in the Middle all circuits of the dam of the Nihuil dam that provides water to Mendoza and is one of the most large spread where flows into the river atuel with a rock formation in the Middle called the elephant lying down. another beautiful place in argentina.
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  • Not to be missed if you can reach San Rafael. If it is in Mendoza, but lost the other attractions you can do in a full day. Preferably keep paved route and return to San Rafael Canyon.
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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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