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In summer as in winter, El Chocón offers a wide range of excursions with the possibility of knowing the profound nature of the place.

There are various packages exclusively prepared for visitors. The first proposes to know the Basic Circuit that includes a tour of the village, the opportunity to close see the dinosaur footprints and watch the Hydroelectric Complex. This tour can be done every day, from 8 to 19 hours, lasting an hour and a half. 

paisaje-el-choconThe fabulous landscape of El Chocón.


The second option is to explore the interior of Escondido Canyon. This is a particular place, with 2500 meters long and 80 meters deep. There you can see the different layers of sediment that make up this formation, traces of different types of dinosaurs and a variety of geological and paleontological attractions. This tour lasts approximately two hours and you can do it any day from 8 to 19.

The third circuit in the village is to venture up the cliff "El Gigante" and enjoy an hour of view of steep rock formations dyed red and ocher. Moving in different outputs are held at the private vehicle of the person or group that hires the trip.

Other treasures of El Chocón are guarded by the the walls of the Paleontology Museum Ernesto Bachmann. There, from 9 until 19 hours you can observe the original remains of Giganotosaurus Carolinii, and other paleontological, geological, archaeological and historical place attractions, with the guidance of experts.

Villa El Chocón has grown in a way that allows it to receive tourists (about 200,000 a year) with various services of accommodation, restaurants and shops which extend their hours during the high winter season.

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