Days: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Departure time: from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (approximately).
Important spot in the mountains located North of our province, in Las Heras district, where the beauty of the place, the mineral water springs and the environment changed by Man have made Villavicencio into a very special place.
The road is also loaded with history since it is the same one that General San Martin once used with a glorious army and the switch-backs on the road give a special motivation.
Leaving Mendoza city, we visit the Historic Field ‘El Plumerillo’, where the troops of the liberating army were prepared. Continuing our trip on Provincial Route Nº 52, we see Canota Monument and the incomparable scenery with its native flora and fauna and the stunning view of the foothills of Mendoza where we will visit the rangers post. Continuing our trip to the North, we head towards Villavicencio Valley, famous for the mineral water that can be taken from the area. In this place, we visit the old hotel which was open from 1940 and its chapel. After a hike through the gardens we get to a panoramic view point that lets us admire Villavicencio valley and the foothills of the Andes, a beautiful place to enjoy the view and the special atmosphere that you can breathe: one of the purest in the country.
If the conditions of the road are alright (in winter there can be ice), we can go higher on the switch-backs and get to an incomparable panoramic point.
The tour ends as we go back to Mendoza.