|Laguna del Diamante
- Photo Safari, 2 days / 1 night
Excursion and Overlanding to Laguna del Diamante in wheel drive vehicles (4x4)
Includes one night accommodation in tents at the Natural Reserve Laguna del Diamante.
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Services not included:
Day 1: Mendoza - Laguna del Diamante
Early in the morning at 6.00AM, departure from your hotel in Mendoza. In in wheel drive vehicles (4x4). We go to the South of Mendoza city, via the legendary Route 40, towards the Natural Reserve Laguna del Diamante, located in San Carlos in the middle of the Andes Mountain Range. After one and a half hour we reach Refugio Alvarado, the Rangers' point of control. Then the mountain road climbs close to a stream, home to many guanacos and birds, until it reaches 3.500 meters in Pampa de los Avestruces.
After a beautiful trip by car, once in Laguna del Diamante, we walk by this spectacular Andean lake at 3200 meters, with an amazing view of Maipo vulcano.
We visit the Rio Diamante source, an archeological site dating from 1200 BC, and the place where the famous French aviator Henri Guillaumet had to land his Potez-25 plane, during a storm in the winter of 1930, and then survive in the mountains for six days.
After a short trek, or maybe some fishing in the lake, we share a lunch of home-made local products, such as cheese, ham and salami sandwiches, with fine Valle de Uco wines.
We will do trekking and photo safari in direct contact with guanacos and other species that live in the lagoon.
When the sun begins to set, we return to the camp and then enjoy a typical dinner Cuyo under the spectacular starry sky. Night in tents.
Day 2: Laguna del Diamante - Mendoza
After a delicious breakfast, we will begin the second day of activities in the reserve. We will continue with game viewing and bird watching. It is also possible to practice sport fishing and taking short walks in around the lagoon. At mid day we are meeting and sharing a picnic lunch. After a brief rest, we resumed the road to enjoy the last hours in the reserve.