Parque Nacional Talampaya, Villa Union

(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Situated between the Cerro Los Colorados and Sierra de Sañagasta, Parque Nacional Talampaya is a natural attraction. Named a national park in 1997 and World Heritage Site in 2000, this site is known for its vast desert landscapes and geological formations. The entire park stretches over 2,150 sq km (830 sq mi) and features important archeological sites, palaeontological sites, and typical mountain flora and fauna. This rocky terrain was formed by water and desert temperatures. Along with the Ischigualasto formation, this park boasts the Triassic Period's most complete continental fossil record known to man. Make Parque Nacional Talampaya part of your personalized Province of La Rioja itinerary using our Province of La Rioja tour planner.
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  • The Park is very well conditioned to receive visitors with baths, confectionery (I arrived at noon and tried the dish of the day, a rich locro, at a reasonable price), waiting for visitors space, gift shop. If they carried not water, it is best to buy it before leaving, since the air is very dry, even on a cold day as he touched me. The micro I chose to make the visits had a closed part and again opened, is a bit more expensive than the standard, but they offer a snack bar at any stop of the journey. The driver, very prudent, and the Guide, very good, are part of the park staff. It is rather expensive and it is obligatory to take it, even for those who come with their own vehicle. Council for those not traveling by car: there is no local micros that lead from Villa Union to the parks, so you have to hire a company of tourism or remiss that makes that journey, which is not economic. I think that to return to Villa Union do have stopped the buses of line, but there is no frequency. In my particular case, to go to Talampaya, I hired a remiss in the main square. Then, arriving at the Park, I had to pay the transport and returned to the hotel with the employees of the Park in the micro of the concessionaire, at a very reasonable price. My visit to this park was at noon and return in the afternoon.
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  • The Park is worth knowing, really worth paying the excursion, which is the only one that you can do when you get to the Park. The trucks or trucks that circulate inside are prepared and really can not move with the car in Park and the truth is that it is super care and I am glad of don't let anyone move only. Such beauty is not to be missed and we must not pollute it. Worth the bite inside the Park in a different place, like few others. There are some places that would return and this is one of them. Incredible experience.
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  • Beautiful! But it would be better to be able to walk it on their own since only he can tour and is approx $600
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  • Spectacular park with massive gigantic red walls. It is truly a must in the area.
  • World Hertitage National Park together with close by Valle de Luna. Beautiful canyon with ancient rock drawings. A small version of the Grand Canyon but without the tourists. One of the highlights of Argentina.
  • Stunning beauty and great hiking.
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  • One of the best national parks. I do not put 5 stars because it would be very unfair to other parks such as the Iguazu. It is a park that has to visit once in life, beautiful, immense and long-haul. It has many tours for all kinds of people. I went twice and would definitely return.
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