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We found a company that arranges tours around the surrounding area of San Rafael. It was 65 pesos per person, which was haggled down a little bit. They picked us up from our apartment at 9am. We had a driver and a personal tour guide. First stop was a statue on the outskirts of San Rafael, which is designed to protect the city and country side. Next we drove to a quaint lake. We stopped for a few moments to explore the lake area. Next we drove to a series of dams that supply power to propertedly most of Argentina. We ate lunch after a very short hike up to a small waterfall. We past an area that resembled a miniature grand canyon.
After a very long drive through the rocky cliffs, which some if looked at closely resembled animals and people pointed out by our guide, we came to Valle Grande.
An extra option to the tour is a white water rafting trip. It was 25 peso extra but well worth it because it was the highlight of the tour. The trip ended with wine tasting. This area is famous for their wines.
For dinner we went to a butcher and told him we wanted lomo for 6 people. He ended up giving us an enormous bag of thinly sliced lomo, which we cooked on the skillet from the apartment. The meal turned out excellent with enough meat to leave us groaning from stuffed bellies.