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Reserva Provincial La Payunia, Malargue

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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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  • Went to the book Provincial it Payunia with an excursion, with a guide authorized, but, not is can enter or reach, since there are so many roads that only that that knows can get. There are 800 volcanoes. A wonderful, unique, impressive place is being in the center of a volcano, seeing the language of petrified lava and its forms. the truth that worth going, the trip is very long (more or less throughout the trip between 10 and 12 hard hs) but one not to be missed. More than recommended.
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  • Paradise of volcanoes, long excursion (12 p.m.), somewhat tiring, (we did it with company Rhea in a very comfortable vehicle) but extremely interesting landscapes that are unique and completely different to everyone. At times it seems that we are walking on a set of cinema where they finished filming a nuclear explosion, and lean on the edge of the crater of the volcano Purple is the icing on the cake. The Guide Felix a capo and very explanatory, the tour includes breakfast, lunch and snack, the first two outdoors on the side of the kombi and snack in a field position. Two things to keep in mind: bring water and be prepared to visit the first health around 18.30 when it comes to the post, the rest of the day must be arranged between rocks and shrubs.
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  • Very cute book, ones landscapes beautiful, the sunset with ones colors unique and impressive, for back in another time.
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