Villavicencio Natural Reserve Half-Day Tour from Mendoza
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.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop 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 minutesStop At:
Reserva Natural Villavicencio, Ruta Provincial N 52 Km. 16.5, Las Heras 5539 Argentina
Once in the old Villavicencio Thermal Hotel Complex, 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.
Duration: 4 hoursStop At:
Caracoles de Villavicencio, RP52, Mendoza, Argentina
You’ll also spend some time at the Caracoles viewpoint, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the natural reserve.
Duration: 30 minutes
"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"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour.
The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing."
Duration: 5 Hours
Mendoza, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo
Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.