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Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Great, great and great!!! It's really a good place. The Tatacoa desert, which it isn't a real desert else a tropical dried forest because it has some vegetation also the Cactus . You can find the Xiló...  more »
  • I was able to visit the Tatacoa's Desert in Huila, Colombia with my boyfriend. The weather is friendly, if you enjoy the warm, because is not a desert. It's a dry tropical forest. I did not know that....  more »
  • This is a beautiful and tranquil place. The red desert looks like it belongs to another planet. Don't miss the star gazing at the observatorium.  more »