Villavicencio Natural Reserve Tour
Villavicencio preserves the essence of our flora and fauna. In this nature tour we invite you to live an unforgettable experience doing outdoor activities while we are in contact with wildlife, history and the charm of this wonderful place.
At 50 kilometers from the city of Mendoza we will find a historic site surrounded by vegetation and native animals. This protected area is located in the foothills of the Andes, where we will enjoy unique landscapes surrounding an iconic hotel of our culture.
In this half day economic tour, we will pick you up early in the morning at your lodging. You will be part of a fun group of tourists with whom you will share the SAK experience. During the trip our guide will tell you historical and relevant information about the visit we are going to make.
A few kilometers away from the Canotas Monument, a key point in San Martin’s heroic deed, we will arrive at our destination: the Villavicencio Natural Reserve. In 2000 it was declared a protected area and today you can experience an ecological balance. This place is the habitat of diverse species of flora and fauna, protected and conserved, such as the “guanaco”, the mara hare, the “suri cordillerano” and the “cóndor; we will also find the “jarilla”, our provincial flower.
At the entrance, we will see the emblematic hotel and tour the gardens and terraces of this National Historic Monument. We will visit the chapel and walk along different trails with the guide, who will explain the biodiversity of the Reserve. He will also show us the properties of the pure spring water and we will learn about the sustainability work that is done to take care of this natural lung that is so close to the city.
After discovering every corner on foot, we will continue up the 365 curves road, where we will be able to observe animals that are part of a typical landscape of Mendoza. Arriving at the natural viewpoint we will stop to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Andes Mountain Range and its snow-capped peaks.
We will return aware that we are part of an ecosystem that is alive and must be protected. The fresh air will renew our energies and we will be ready to continue getting to know Mendoza.
If you don’t have the time to dedicate a full day to the High Mountain excursion, this tour is ideal! Get to know our biodiversity and the typical mountain scenery of Mendoza in the middle of the day.
At SAK Wine & Travel we want our trips to generate the least possible negative impact on the communities that inhabit Mendoza and its surroundings. Through different actions we contribute to the care of water, a fundamental resource for our province. By traveling with us you are joining our sustainable philosophy.
What do you need for this tour?
We suggest you to bring these items for personal use to make your excursion perfect:
– Small backpack.
– Mineral water.
– Personal care items (lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen SPF50, antibacterial gel/wipes, insect repellent).
– Special clothing: hat or cap, sunglasses, comfortable and warm clothing (fleece/sweater, windbreaker), appropriate footwear for the activity.
Note: The best clothing for mountain activities is wool or synthetic materials in layers, as they dry quickly and keep warmth better. We suggest a base layer, then an intermediate layer, such as a light fleece coat or similar, and then a windproof and waterproof layer.
Safety tips: Inform the guide or driver of any illnesses, allergies or physical restrictions. Remember to bring your medication and administration instructions.