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Parque Nacional Talampaya

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Address: La Rioja Argentina, Villa Union F5350AQA, Argentina
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the scenery is overwhelming , unparalleled .the guides are good there is lots of wild life as well.the entrance fee to the park are very low but you are required to hire the tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Quilmes, Argentina
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Quilmes, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the scenery is overwhelming , unparalleled .the guides are good there is lots of wild life as well.the entrance fee to the park are very low but you are required to hire the tour with a private company to be able to actually enter the park , and that is really expensive, still if you can afford it please dont... More 

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I drove myself to the park to visit the main canyon. I'm so pleased I went. It's stunning. A concession company runs a variety of trips into the canyon itself, you can't drive in or go without a guided trip. I chose a three hour trip including a light refreshment using a modern truck type vehicle where we could stand... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Like other parks in the area (notably Parque Provincial Ischigualasto), unless you are in La Rioja to specifically to sightsee the area, they are challenging to get to and visit. However, the views are stunning and there was a good balance of bus rides (to see the whole park this is necessary, as it is so large) and walking/hiking. The... More 

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Utrecht, Nld
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The park may be worth visiting, but it is so hard to get it done. There are too many hurdles that one needs to overcome before one can join one of the expensive excursions (unless you are a local). Virtually nothing is written in an other language than Spanish except for the prices. It is clear that foreigners must pay... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

To keep it short. If you have only time for one park skip Ischigualasto, the so called Valle de la Luna, and visit Talampaya. It is much more impressive and reminded us of Monument Valley but much less crowded. It has beautiful red rock formations, canyons, prehistoric drawings on rocks, you might see a condor and if you book one... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place talks about thousands of years of the Earth existence plus a beautiful and unique landscape. The facilities are nice and organized for the tourist visits with several options to enjoy. This place is a great complement with the Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) in the neighbor province of San Juan, at 200 km distance, other astonishing ancient... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were overwhelmed by the incredible landscape. You can see the pictures but the reality is so much more incredible! Is a must. Well organized if a little bit expensive tours, but very enjoyable.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

It is a shame the only option is to go on the organised tour bus, and entry into the park is not included in the ticket price,but that's people management. That said the tour was good you just go with it and enjoy the canyon.

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Eindhoven
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

The park is quite remove and unfortunately can only be visited using guides. Because of a minor sunstroke a day earlier we chose the 4x4 truck tour. We were surprised by the price of this tour which was over 500 pesos. But we had driven quite a while. The privatly owned tour operator milks out the park (tourists) to the... More 

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Great desert view on there. There are no great variation on the panorama, but for a "desert man" like me, feel comfortable with that bucolic dryness. On sunset colors come bright

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