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Reserva Provincial La Payunia, Malargue
(4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We hired a full day tour. We went with a guide and our van. It is a beautiful place, can only be ecceder with 4 × 4 vehicles. Worth!. I recommend bringing drinks and food since the reservation does not have nothing to buy but there is a resting place for lunch. I also recommend the excursion with guide. Only is impossible. While it is all gravel the difficulty of handling is average. Unforgettable!
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  • Geologically, the reserve is a unique place in the world. A visit that is worth doing, if we do it with a good guide.
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  • Go to Malargue unaware of La Payunia is not going. La Payunia is so difficult to describe accurately, it is better to know it and that each draw their own conclusions.
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