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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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  • It is a lovely place!! The scenery is breathtaking and the silence of implacable nature is amazing. There is local fauna easy to see and enjoy and the cold wind and environment after hot days in lower...  more »
  • This is a must do when you are in the area. It is a long day, about 8 hours and you can only do it on a tour or in a convoy. We went with Runacay Tours because they speak English and will do a tour fo...  more »
  • Today I tried to drive to the Laguna Brava but I was stopped on de road at Jague (after driving 100 km from Villa Union). I was not allowed to continue unless I took a guide with me. I guess it is one...  more »