Trip Planner: South America / Argentina / Cuyo / Province of La Rioja / Villa Union / Nature / Parque Nacional Talampaya
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 glora 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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Nuestro gran cañón, fabuloso lugar con historia de nuestros antepasados a quienes deberíamos respetar mas de lo que lo hacemos.Our Grand Canyon, fabulous place with history of our ancestors who we should respect most of what we do.View original
El parque es imponente, lleno de color, de animales e historia de nuestra tierra. El viaje lo realizamos en el camión Overland, donde al principio y final del recorrido viajas en la parte techada y el... more »The Park is impressive, full of color, animals and history of our Earth. We made the trip in truck Overland, where at the beginning and end of the route you are traveling in the roofed part and the middle path can go on top. They give you a snack. The guide answers all doubts and concerns, very professional. In terms of the price is a little high, but it is justified.View original
En el km. 148 de la RN76 se encuentra la entrada al área de servicios del Parque, y desde allí, parten las excursiones que llegan a lo más profundo del cañón (se puede recorrer en vehículo, bicicleta ... more »At km 148 of the RN76 is the entrance to the area of the park services, and tours that reach deep into the Canyon depart from there (you can go by car, bike or walking). This place has a craft fair and a restaurante-confiteria, as well as a campsite. Talampaya occupies approx. 215000 has to the South of this province and shows us what life was like millions of years ago. Its colors red and Brown joined the world of dinosaurs and other extinct species. The walls of more than 150 m high, the condors that nest on the peaks and the shapes of mountains carved by erosion, as the monk, Tower, Sentry, the Magus on the camel, the chess board can be seen. Erosion occurs due to the action of wind and rain, because these mountains are of Earth and sandstone. During most of the year, the rivers are dry or with a thread of water; on the contrary, in rainy season, runways are filled with water as real rivers that wiped out everything. In 2000 it was declared "Patrimony of humanity". The Park is 60 km. of asphalt, Villa Union, the largest nearby city.View original
Spectacular park with massive gigantic red walls. It is truly a must in the area.
Job van de Laar
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.
NATALIA BremI went in June; Very nice place only, good guide that we had, for the price of the excursion may be more comfortable the trafic, since came apretados.lastima that there is no variety of souvenirs to buy. locationView original
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