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Laguna Brava, Province of La Rioja

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Encompassing a landscape of blue ponds surrounded by salty plains, Laguna Brava shelters vicunas and guanacos, two of the region's endangered species. The reserve covers some 405,000 hectares (1,000,777 acres), ideal for taking 4x4 tours and snapping pictures of the otherworldly environment. Travel through the reserve--which is at an altitude of between 2,500 m and 4,500 m (8,202 ft and 14,764 ft)--is only possible with a guide, so prior booking is essential. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Province of La Rioja holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Laguna Brava and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We hired a tour from Villa Union. Some guides told us we could go on our vehicle (a 206), less evil that we were not! The road is bravo (as the lagoon), suitable for a 4 x 4 only. For example, in a time spent by a river, and in others by roads of gravel road very steep. So if want to take care of their vehicles, not be risk. The road is beautiful, pass by a ravine, a Baggins, then the foothills and arrive at the Lake in the mountains. Shocking. Carry water, shelter, and eye with that height in our van, a boy is apuno and we had to return.
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  • ((From Villa Union is enter by route to the town of Vinchina, (58 Kms) there the people spectacular of the cooperative of Vinchina organized them excursions to lagoon Brava.Hay 3 modes of ir.1) with your vehicle own, is form them caravans and to each mobile you delivered a handy for this connected or can perform consultas.2) in your vehicle contracts a guide that goes with you. (3) contract a van with guide, so avoid handling. We opted to hire van and guide, to be able to better appreciate "All" Alexis management with extreme prudence, a barbarian Guide, stopped many times wanted to we showed fantastic places. But it main non us lost for nothing. Mostly road is asphalt, but it has stretches of land with some brave spots. He consent is prudent to go acclimating to the height, left with 38 ° C and in the lagoon more or less towards 3 ° C the amplitude thermal is tremendous. A beauty, not there are camera's photo, camcorder that can reflect the beauty of this place unique. We brought us all in the eyes, mind and body have lived something heavenly. When we returned type 5 in the afternoon comment to members of the cooperative, that promosionen more this paradise. Congratulations to all the inhabitants of Vinchina for taking care of this naturalistic heritage. That may be NO SE LO PIERDAN...
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  • A beautiful lagoon Argentina, had a sign written in a craft way prohibiting the entry, as a Ramsar site, still not recabé information that dan 4 x 4 tour guides who will work with their trucks, if it is something so important should be marked in a different way, but the scenery is incomparable, beautiful.
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