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The Valley of the Moon

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Address: La Rioja | San Juan. Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, 5449, Argentina
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Beautiful landscape but...

The landscape is just incredible but the tour fell flat. Didn't know there where several options so we just did the car convoy. It was ok but it took very long for a tour that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
Maria R
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The landscape is just incredible but the tour fell flat. Didn't know there where several options so we just did the car convoy. It was ok but it took very long for a tour that could have been cut in half.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We visited Valle de Luna by car and undertook the guide lead private vehicle tour – in hindsight the worst possible way to see this landscape. We ending up stuck in a convey of approximately sixty vehicles dawdling their way through a series of stops – a process that took about four hours for maybe one hour’s worth of scenery.... More 

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Lucena- Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Valle de la Luna is just beautiful. The scenery is amazing and there are many visiting options. The problem is visitors are not well informed. We were not offered the variety of activities available and we only got to know about them after seeing some displayed photos. We tried the trekking, which we could not finish because of strong wind... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

It is a really special place where it is easy to imagine how time has affected our planet. we visited it in winter and it was very hot during the day , It is advisable to wear very confortable clothes and to take sun block . There are some amazing stone shapes the colours are incredible,Although there are some stalls... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

The park and the scenery is truly amazing. In the evening you can see how colors changes on the mountains. A good thing, that after the last stop, they let you drive back by yourself so you can stop as many times as you want to take pictures. For us, the ride back was longer then the tour.:) On the... More 

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Brummen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

When to go: the last trip is around 16.30 and the colors are at their best! You have more shadows playing over de the rocks and beter opportunities for great pictures. We came to the Valle on our motorbikes and luckily a nice Argentinan driver offers us a lift because driving in a colonne of 20 cars with a bike... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

A national park with well organised guided tours. You will need your own transport to get out there and around the valley as you cannot walk in. Tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke some English but it would help to have prior knowledge of what you are about to see as the huge scale of our earths history is well... More 

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Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Espectacular place with lots of fantastic rock formations, fossilised plants and mixture of colors and textures. You can get good deals with diferent tours company. The bad stuff: if you are foreign they make you pay double (sort of discrimination if you ask me). Try to get there on low season (think october-april) cause they only have one guide for... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

The principle is to wait for a few cars to be present and put a guide in the first car and then do the 40 km loop drive. You then have 5 stops. I was lucky enough to have the guide in my car so I got extra information. He was very knowledgeable about the area and pretty passionate which... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

The park is nice, but you really need your own transport to get here. Otherwise it will be hard to get there. NO shade in the park and you always get a guide but the guides are really friendly and they really know their park.

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