Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja

4.7
#1 of 10 in Parks in Huila Department
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. Using our custom trip planner, Villavieja attractions like Desierto de la Tatacoa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went here specifically for the desert and were not disappointed. With a tuktuk and Spanish-language guide. A good walk in the red area. Whether you are on Mars. A lot of pictures. Special birds seen. The walk in the gray area we beat. Think of water and long sleeves. Despite the heat. When we went back, around twelve reason our many tourist buses. We have not seen many people.
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  • Very impressive to visit this desert. You put your eyes so it's impressive and beautiful. A visit without fault
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  • Place magical and charming, the red part is the most beautiful, the most diverse and offering a surreal setting. Do not venture on the trails below if there more in the last 48 hours.
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  • One of the strangest places I’ve been too, well worth the visit.
  • Beautiful place. Gray and red zones are amazing!
  • Amazing place for adventurous people and nature lovers.
  • Worderful
  • Amazing
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