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
- Food and drinks
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