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Reserva Natural Villavicencio

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Address: Ruta Provincial N 52 | Km. 16.5, Las Heras 5539, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 261 499-2004
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US$37.61*
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Villavicencio Natural Reserve Half-Day Tour from Mendoza
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US$240.00*
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Full-Day Tour Including Villavicencio, The Route of 365 Curves and 7 Colors...

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I loved this reservation but it's better to visit it on your own so you can get to walk it through and through. Guided tours are too short. It features an old Norman style hotel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 March 2016
David M
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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I loved this reservation but it's better to visit it on your own so you can get to walk it through and through. Guided tours are too short. It features an old Norman style hotel, which was looted by the 1976 military Junta so you can't even go inside. You will visit its terrace and an adjacent colonial chapel. It's... More 

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VillavicencioReserva, Turismo at Reserva Natural Villavicencio, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit David! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can come back soon, we´ll have new activities to do in the surroundings. More 

Buffalo, NY
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

I you can, by all means rent a car. It need not be a 4x4; just make sure that it has good clearance and a good engine. You will be climbing mightily. After leaving Mendoza to the North (this it the only time where it would be easy getting lost) one follows what looks like a never ending straight road.... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

This place is a must when you are on holidays. Lovely views, fresh and clean natural water, right from the source

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Cordoba, Argentina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

I loved the scenery. Being close to wildlife representatives is the best (I've been just meters away from a grey fox!). I hated not being able to spend more time in every spot (the drawback of being part of a tour group). It's worth taking a long calmed time there. The old hotel and its gardens are beautiful as well... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

Basically, this is a ruins of a hotel/spa. The famous Villavicencio water bubbles up from a spring. Take a few empty bottles to fill and you'll have sweet water to drink for the rest of your trip.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

My partner and I went on this tour and was overwhelmingly impressed. I learned so much about the area and its nice history that I never knew before.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

This is a very nice and interesting ride going up the Andes... Views are very interesting... The roads are tricky and I would never drive it by myself... A tour is the only way to do it.. Some of the views are outstanding

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

Many families gather here. There are arts and crafts booths and opportunities for photos. Our amazing guide Marta Rued (m.martarueda@gmail.com) told us the history and took us to wineries and to the high andes- she is the best guide we have had in over 40 years of travel.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

Since we weren't very interested in wine tours(espeically in winter time) we found out there weren't much to do in Mendoza. We ended up booking VIllavicencio Day Tour through argentina4u.com. Our choice was excellent! The booking process was easy, we were picked up on time, the guide was bilingual and last but not least, tour itself was amazing! The nature... More 

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Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Excelent place to go in a half day tour, beautiful, well maintained and perfect spot in the middle of the mountains!

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