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Valle Grande

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.

Tour Van
  This was one of the best sites in which we were taken.  The land stretched out in front of you as far as the eye could see, with a large lake directly below us.

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.

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Valle Grande
Valle Grande
Tour Van
Tour Van
View from the lookout point
View from the lookout point
Its a penguin...can you see it?
Its a penguin...can you see it?
White water rafting with the crew …
White water rafting with the crew…
Do i look scared?
Do i look scared?
The in the middle of nowhere tour
The in the middle of nowhere tour
At the lake
At the lake
look behind the trees
look behind the trees
The crew with Jamie being half the…
The crew with Jamie being half th…
crazy looks
crazy looks
after the very short hike
after the very short hike
trying to pretend we are going ove…
trying to pretend we are going ov…
The absolute best part of the tour
The absolute best part of the tour
San Rafael
photo by: twilk76