Friday, October 15, 2010

Find Adventure in Mendoza

The descent down the Atuel and Mendoza Rivers on rafts is now a tourist brand in Cuyo region. All you need to know is that in this group sport each of the crew unites efforts, adrenaline and adventure. Mendoza has a special invitation to rafting, thanks to the decline on inflatable boats in its water flows of varying difficulty. This practice of adventure is perfect for groups or families as well as for individuals, who share the interest with other tourists, housed in Mendoza's Hotels.

Several companies provide the service in three regions: the first is Cacheuta, followed by Potrerillos and Uspallata.

The area closest to the city of Mendoza is Cacheuta town known for its hot springs and natural beauty. Uspallata and Potrerillos are next in terms of the distance. The activity is performed on the Mendoza River with circuits for beginners, intermediates and experts. In each case the descents are done with an instructor on board and others who follow the crew in a kayak.

The second area is on the sothern side of the province, in the department of San Rafael and rafting is performed on the Atuel River waters. This place is known as Valle Grande and it is the main tourist circuit of the area. Even though the services are the same, the Mendoza River is recommended for experts.

In both areas rafting can be combined with other sports such as kayaking, horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking and 4x4. In all cases, companies make the transfer of passenger's hotel-Atuel-Mendoza-hotel.

Since several years, Potrerillos has been one of the leading adventure tourism centers in Argentina, located in the department of Luján de Cuyo and 62 kilometers from the city of Mendoza. It receives tourists and adventurers of different nationalities in any time of the year.

The trip begins at the Mendoza's Hotels, continues through National Route No. 7 in the foothills of the Andes, discovering all its scenic beauty, which can be explored through various adventure excursions. Potrerillos Dam, roads and mountain trails and the Mendoza River are ideal for the practice of sports such as rafting, kayaking, trekking, rappelling, zip lines, mountain biking and horseback riding. The alternatives are endless, every full moon weekend the base camp Andean Rivers coordinates an unforgettable bonfire, where the site is transformed into a party full of music, drinks, rafting, and live bands. A great chance to enjoy with friends or meet new people, mostly foreigners.