Parque Nacional Talampaya, Villa Union

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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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  • We did ride in the truck that you can go to the ceiling. Cute travel is getting more interesting by entering the Canyon, very nice guide. If you went to La Rioja is a necessary step. The facilities impeccable, us stayed with them desire to of make the crossing in bike since some rains it made impossible.
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  • Went's journey to know this park e Ischigualasto. The first day we did talampaya. Paid around $1600 for 5 the excursion in overland + $90 by adult the entry to the Park. The air conditioning was not working. The excursion hard between 2:30 to 3 hs, of which half hour is road desert + 15 minutes of refreshments. Are 2 hours of ride real with nice views of the walls of the Canyon, petroglyphs and some figures made by the wind. I liked the ride but not impact me it is not very different from other royalties. I had like a little in relation to what I paid and compared to the landscapes of ischigualasto, seen widely surpassed. If it is an effort for the wallet, not worth it if they already know other royalties.
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  • The place is very cute, attractive landscapes. But the route of the excursion, the interesting part of the canon, is 300 meters. They adorn it with a drink to pass the time. The tour hard 2 hs and half in the option of minibus common, in them movitrack, hard 3 hs. You see very little of the Park. There are other sectors but something that is not permitted to visit them or to make the journey can never be, always. The company that it manages has standards of quality, and in the survey only consultation on them facilities, new, very cute, but nothing of the tour, that is it important, which one goes to see. On the other hand, the prices are excessive. Would that investigate who is the owner of the company administrator, and by that all them attractive of the Rioja are limited to go by the same agency that manages the Park. Exists the tender that convene to participate to manage the Park? Unable to get information. And reform in the National Parks Act gives all power to a person, instead of a collegiate body representing us. In Villa Union give many excuses that tourists don't care the things, and collect and collect. The laguna brava can not visit if it is not with a company of tourism of them, so that there will be the Rangers, I wonder, and local guides took to work. Achumbil is not accessible, and holiday all local guides of Villa Union were taken in January. Very strange it policy of tourism of that province. I would not for the moment. They are all Park that belong us to everyone but cannot be accessed. Unusual, but in this country happens.
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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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