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Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • There is no other like this, not even in the Guajira desert. The Tatacoa is a combination of colors red, ochre and grisaseos with a few green onlooker of the cactus. For those who have no truck, can hire the tour with the hostel or hotel, costs about 40 pesos, the transportation is in moped and if done in a day. In the desert is the Astronomical Observatory, whose income is 10,000 COP and in which is explained for two hours in the night to identify the star by an astronomer, precisely is the only place in Colombia in which little light pollution allows to see a myriad of stars. There are also the sector of Cusco, characterized by reddish and ochre mountains where you can walk including season dry, similar to a maze. Furthermore, the sector of the windows, you can see as a turtle, a morza and a camel Zoomorphic figures. Before leaving the desert, it is worth going to any swimming pool in the same desert.
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  • It is a very interesting place for its uniqueness of vegetation in the heart of Colombia, in general very humid. However, access is very complicated, wrong signals on the road from Girardot. Once there, nor is it teaching or easy for the visitor. It should be a mandatory route, an information center and a series of basic services. I recommend a visit, but I also recommend to the Colombian authorities to invest in culture and tourism, which is a safe investment.
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  • Go to Neiva take it via to Villavieja-Observatory Astronomical and in 40 minutes was there. Paved road. Very comfortable sites for campers and at a great price. Drinking water. Solar energy. Very clean. Wide variety of offer. If you want to be alone and rest in the desert and see the stars at night, this is the place.
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  • Un destino obligado en Colombia
  • It is a wonderful place for good vicit and see figures q are formed in the terenopor the wind as if they were made by an architect
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  • Beautiful place
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  • An excellent place for camping, see the stars and dreaming, very cheap and very nice, eye the climate is warm strong.
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  • Excellent
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