Parque Nacional Talampaya, Villa Union

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National Park
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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  • Once you get to the park, it is well organized. You have to join a tour to visit the sites. It is a little pricy, 600 pesos (March 2017) for a 3.5 hour tour and 250 pesos for the park fee. I stayed in...  more »
  • A nice canyon trip with a dry river trail. Organization good (4x4 track is ok for views), guide has a lot of information but only in spanish. You are watching impressive red rock formations. The tour ...  more »
  • the scenery is overwhelming , unparalleled .the guides are good there is lots of wild life as well.the entrance fee to the park are very low but you are required to hire the tour with a private compan...  more »
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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.
  • good
  • The 5-star landscape. The rest: TOTAL CROOKS! The Park is privatized as: you enter and they charge you $120 per person, Park the vehicle and they charge you $500 or $600 x person depending on the vehicle you choose to travel. Then in the landscape the Cathedral come one inexperienced guys and they take you very bad photos! All part of the same business! And finally the dining room following the line of abuse charge you what will give them the desire and the type of the bar a superb TOTAL!
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