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. Take a look at our Malargue trip planner to schedule your visit to Reserva Provincial La Payunia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Santiago face the Guide, exceptional place. 450,000 hectares of volcanic material, 650 volcanoes black desert. Very beautiful place
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  • This was my third visit to Malargue, area of the province of Mendoza with stunning scenery which I like very much. It was to visit Laguna Llancanelo, Payunia step remaining. The area of the lagoon is a protected natural area of Mza. The purpose was to observe birds. The disappointing was to find me a lagoon with very little water and virtually no birds. The worst was arriving at the site after a very bad road, which now seems are rebuilding and not find anyone that received us, neither Ranger nor anyone else at all hours that we spent there. We had to tour the site almost blindly.
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  • Wonderful, would visit her in a few years. Excellent explanation of the guides, is exhausting but worth it.
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