Parque Nacional Talampaya, Villa Union

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 850+ 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 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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  • The Park is really wonderful! I recommend planning the visit since there are several options how to traverse it. We did it in the bus and it was excellent but I was eager to explore it by bike! I'll be back!
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  • A stunning beauty. The tour included see the petroglyphs left by native peoples, the Botanical Garden, the Gothic Cathedral and the monk. Very comfortable bus that took us and guides very helpful and sympathetic.
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  • While it is difficult to reach when one has no auto, need any agency that you wear (expensive), their own car or be at the disposal of the buses that pass through the door, the trip is amazing. We made the choice of the 4 x 4 where you can sit on the roof of the truck and watch it from there and was 100% worth it (though missed Shimpa crates, since it comes in another excursion). The entrance to the park for Argentines is $90 and the excursions $495, to move us went with the combination of employees at 7 am ($60) and returned with the micro Maple that happens at 5 pm through the door ($50).
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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.
  • That hurts by the Argentine, robbery up to know their own land... That hurt prices, elitism, classism, and pure discrimination! That penalty... the Park could visit him! INCREDIBLE! but many people Argentine and foreign not could enter by them exorbitanes prices... a shame...
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  • cute but very expensive
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