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. Youll have plenty of opportunities and vantage points to take in the splendor of the eye-pleasing natural reserve.


  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Details about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Plaza Independencia, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo
The tour starts with a groupal pick-up by downtown hotels in Mendoza
Stop At: Monument Canota
Youll travel through the foothills of the Andes and spend some time at the Monument of Canota, erected in 1935 in honor of General Jos de San Martn. This area was instrumental in San Martns fight for independence for Chile and Peru.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Reserva Natural Villavicencio, Las Heras, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo
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, hasnt been used in decades, but theres still plenty of interest here, including natural springs.
Youll also spend some time at the Caracoles viewpoint, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the natural reserve.
Duration: 4 hours


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


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • denise

    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.

  • Jacqui C

    It was a very good tour with an informative guide.

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