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Parque Nacional Talampaya - Other Activity San Agustín Del Valle Fértil - Argentina

Bordering the northeast edge of Parque Provincial Ischigualsto is Parque Nacional Talampaya. This 215,000-hectare (531,277-ac) national park protects another stretch of desert canyons and dinosaur fossil fields very similar to Valle de la Luna. Rocks here span from the Precambric to Quaternary Eras. Red cliffs, towering to 90 meters (300 ft) drape the landscape like stage curtains. Among the distinguished stone actors are the Three Wise Men (Los Reyes Magos), Camel (Camello), and Monk (El Monje or Cura). Talampaya also has archaeological sites.

Location:

Ruta Nacional 76


San Agustín Del Valle Fértil, Argentina

Other Activity Types:
Natural park

Getting There

Parque Nacional Talampaya is 230 kilometers (143 mi) southwest of La Rioja. Tours may be taken from the provincial capital cities San Juan and La Rioja, or from San Agustín del Valle Fértil, Valle Unión or Chilecito. Frequently excursions also include Parque Provincial Ischigualasto (Valle de la Luna).

Travel Tips:

All visitors are required to use the official concessionaire for in-park tours. This fee is not included in the entry or tour package fees.

The administrative office (intendencia) is in Valle Unión (San Martín s/n, Tel: 03825-47-0356, E-mail: talapaya@apn.gov.ar, URL: www.talampaya.gov.ar). The park has campsites.

Parque Nacional Talampaya, along with Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Price Description:

Foreigners $8.50, Argentines $3; plus guided excursion $20-34.

Relative price: High End

Open Hours from:Foreigners $8.50, Argentines $3; plus guided excursion $20-34.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Bring along water, food; sun protection (sun block, hat, parasol); and a sweater or light jacket.

The administrative office (intendencia) is in Valle Unión (San Martín s/n, Tel: 03825-47-0356, E-mail: talapaya@apn.gov.ar, URL: www.talampaya.gov.ar). The park has campsites.

Parque Nacional Talampaya, along with Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso



Here are other activities in and around San Agustín Del Valle Fértil that may be of interest: Parque Provincial Ischigualasto,








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