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Reserva Provincial La Payunia, Malargue

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Wildlife Area
Ride through a moon-like landscape when you tour Reserva Provincial La Payunia, a nature preserve dotted with volcanic cones. Take a tour of the reserve to see the barren land from dry deserts up to the volcanic craters. You'll drive over volcanic rock beds, including collapsed lava tubes, and see snow-capped mountains in the distance. Especially notable is the black terrain formed by volcanic ash, dubbed Pampas Negras. Part of the reserve lacks almost any vegetation, though you'll find some wildlife here, including guanacos, armadillos, chinchillas, and more. To visit Reserva Provincial La Payunia on your trip to Malargue, use our Malargue vacation generator.
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  • Since the beginning of the tour, everything is magical, a wonderful place, all types of volcanoes gathered in a single place, imposing everything, a place for walking and long, should go with shoes and comfortable clothes, prepare to raise different formations and prepared to enjoy everything, leave a little camera and prevent the mind with the landscapes throughout the Park, offering! Information, warmth and the service of the people of Payunia tourism did tour a unique experience, really recommended to all!
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  • It is an excursion of all day runs the reserve in vehicles of 10 to 15 people, offer almuerco and drinks, tourist guide. We hired with Karen travel
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  • La Payunia access must be with guide since paths are not signposted and in a special vehicle or 4 x 4. The trip lasts between 10 and 12 hours where the first three hours and half are of ida (very tedious) access. We went with Karen Travel, they met as promised but they could improve things like giving explanations on the combi with a microphone or in the middle of it, since all the explanations they gave them for the first four passengers of the same. The tour included us breakfast and lunch (which could be improved). Keep in mind that there are no bathrooms or places where to buy water or food.
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