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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  • August 12, 2017
    They contacted me in the direction of tourism of Villa Union guide Gaston Aguilar who explained to me as it was the hike to Laguna Brava. We are in the town of Vinchina, the three cars that we participated, raising my own, so we could enjoy his explanations throughout the trip. The place is simply spectacular, collaborating exceptional weather with a sunny day, with more than 15 ºc to 4300 meters above the sea at the July level. Truly Gaston was an excellent guide showing passion for their work and the place that we were, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Beautiful tour with the family, knowing the lagoon. Beautiful landscapes. Fresh air, spectacular flora and fauna. Highly recommended for those who like to cruise. Best regards.
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  • July 25, 2017
    It was a beautiful experience to visit Laguna Brava. The route to get to that place is amazing, sandy paths between the Rocky Mountains and which are occurring in view of visitors with different colors, shapes, textures... lovely!... halfway with snow! They are several hours of road, but with the enjoyment and different stops where one stays happy. It rises to a height of 4469 m. and descending appears a lagoon immense, nearly frozen by the cold that makes that point. At this time of the year by snow and cold there is no pink flamingoes, which according to the locals appear from September to April. It is another place of our country to visit and marvel at the natural beauty.
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