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Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja
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Explore the dunes and rock formations at Desierto de la Tatacoa, a tranquil semi-arid desert away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Named after the sound a rattlesnake makes (even though there are none in the area), the desert has a large, dry, tropical ecosystem. Roam among the tall cactus plants and spot numerous wildlife species such as scorpions, turtles, eagles, and wildcats. Favorite activities here include camping, picnicking, or just enjoying the unusual landscape. Visit the observatory to view the stars and planets through a telescope, or stargaze on your own. A visit to Desierto de la Tatacoa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Villavieja itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • To see if we are in Colombia but nothing truly extraordinary if the night stars as in all places away from the lights of the cities the same landscape are Madagascar MP
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  • The tatacoa desert is a very nice place, ideal plan at night is to see the stars, the best company for the day is your bike and you can end the refrescandote walk in one of the pools
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  • The Tatacoa desert is a relatively new region for tourism, which makes the place, besides very economical, very authentic. People still keep their traditional lifestyle, taking care of goats and cattle, and the tourists are still not so many, that allows you to live a unique experience. Tour a must for anyone knowing Colombia!
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  • Un destino obligado en Colombia
  • A magical place
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  • Beautiful large tourist centre
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  • Incredible experience many fauna by beautiful descurbri
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  • Unmissable place to step by the Department of Huila, visit it
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