Discover Villavicencio Natural Reserve: Half-Day Adventure

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Discover Villavicencio Natural Reserve: Half-Day Adventure

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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mendoza, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo

The tour starts at 8 AM with us picking you up from your hostel in Mendoza to begin the excursion.

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

You'll journey through the foothills of the Andes and pause for a while at the Monument of Canota, erected in 1935 to honor General José de San Martín. This region played a pivotal role in San Martín's fights, as it served as the route for the army during the liberation campaigns for Chile and Peru's independence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Reserva Natural Villavicencio, Ruta Provincial 52, km 51 Las Heras Department, 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.

Here we will take a walking tour of its gardens and visit the interpretation center.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Caracoles de Villavicencio, RP52, Mendoza, Argentina

You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Caracoles viewpoint, nestled amidst the rugged terrain, offering breathtaking vistas of the encompassing mountains and the natural reserve.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Mendoza, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo

After enjoying this morning we will be returning to our hotels in the city.

Informacion Adicional
"It is recommended that you bring sunblock and wear comfortable clothes and shoes"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"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"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: 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 time of the experience.


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

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


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