Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja

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#2 of 29 in Things to do in Huila Department
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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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  • At half past 6 in the morning picked up by "Juan Tatacoa" (Juan Ramirez). Driven to the park and there were made 4 stops of which 2 short walks. Juan told much about the o. legislation and about his family who comes from. It was pleasant and informative.
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  • It is a destination unlike any other. Initially I thought that it was going to see sand and nothing more. Several trips there are in that area the Red Desert, grey, walks, an Observatory where they offer lectures on the stars, stories of UFOs, a swimming pool in the middle of the desert, meals typical... so much to do...
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  • It is very nice and quiet, with different activities to perform with good blocker and ideal for people who like to walk there is also option to bicycles, missed Tiger, an activity that is worth making, a visit to the Observatory of the Inn as well as walking through the red zone and the gray area.
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