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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  • April 20, 2017
    This incredible beautiful scenery worth the trip, you’ll see things hard to find in any other place on the world. Mendoza, Argentina, is a land where the density of volcanos is the highest in earth. T...  more »
  • April 10, 2017
    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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  • April 7, 2017
    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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