Villavicencio Natural Reserve Half-Day Tour from Mendoza

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Villavicencio Natural Reserve Half-Day Tour from Mendoza
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Take a 5-hour guided tour to the Villavicencio Natural Reserve, which is known for its beauty and its mineral springs. Home to eagles, condors, pumas, guanacos and ostriches as well as flowering cacti and many other animals and plants, the reserve covers 172,974 acres (70,000 hectares). Tour the foothills of the Andes and visit the Monument of Canota and the hauntingly beautiful old resort spa of Villavicencio, where there will be plenty of time to relax. You’ll have plenty of opportunities and vantage points to take in the splendor of the eye-pleasing natural reserve.
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In Brief

Location:
Mendoza, Argentina
Country:
Argentina
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Highlights:
Family friendly
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Plaza Independencia, Calle Sgto Juan B Cabral 345 Esta entre 4 calles Espejo al 300 Rivadavia Chile y Patricias Mendocinas., Mendoza M5502GOG Argentina

The tour starts with a groupal pick-up by downtown hotels in Mendoza

Stop At: Monument Canota, RP52, Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina

You’ll travel through the foothills of the Andes and spend some time at the Monument of Canota, erected in 1935 in honor of General José de San Martín. This area was instrumental in San Martín’s fight for independence for Chile and Peru.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Reserva Natural Villavicencio, Ruta Provincial N 52 Km. 16.5, Las Heras 5539 Argentina

Once in the spa Villavicencio, enjoy the lavish, verdant gardens, visiting the charming chapel on the grounds. The resort, once the stomping grounds for the powerful and wealthy, hasn’t been used in decades, but there’s still plenty of interest here, including natural springs.

You’ll also spend some time at the Caracoles viewpoint, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the natural reserve.

Duration: 4 hours

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Tour departs from most hotels in Mendoza

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring sunblock and wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • During the winter months (June through September), it is recommended that you wear warm clothes and bring a jacket or sweater
  • You may bring your own snacks

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.5 out of 5 based on the last 2 recent reviews

It was a very good tour with an informative guide.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
The hotel is closed since 1978 but i can visited the gardens and around the hotel. The road of there is in great and near there are a big reserve of water. Its a different tour because is a natural reserve.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2016

In Brief

Location:
Mendoza, Argentina
Country:
Argentina
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Highlights:
Family friendly
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide