Parque Nacional Talampaya, Villa Union
(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 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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  • It is a very attractive place, and has everything very organized. Positive with respect to other nearby attractions is that you can pay with card, which is not one minor issue since if they add up all the activities one does is much cash to be carried.
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  • You can take pictures up to spend the battery. The excursion with the special vehicle above the roof, is ideal to see everything in detail.
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  • The Park is impressive, spectacular landscapes, is incredible that all the rock formations that can be seen are only work of nature. The Park has ample parking, a sector where it provides information, restaurant and bathrooms in a State. There are various excursions; We take that takes place in a 4 x 4 truck which has a hatch through which you can enjoy the landscape and take good pictures. In the tour is descends in 4 stations (petroglyphs, Garden botanical, Cathedral Gothic and the monk) and in an of the stations are served a snack. The Guide provided interesting explanations about the Park and was very educational. The total of the visit demanded around 3 hours. Front access buildings you can visit the trail of the Triassic, especially suitable for children. Access to the Park costs $90 for residents, $40 for students and free for children and pensioners. The cost of the trip in October when we made the visit was $495, quite high, but there is no opportunity to visit the Park in a different way. It must be borne in mind that is needed comfortable shoes, as are walking tours, bring water, hat and sunscreen.
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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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