Get off the beaten track and explore two of Argentina’s most impressive National Parks. See the enormous geological formations in Moon Valley and visit the Palaeontological Museum to see some of the best fossil remains found in the region. In Talampaya you will find red-desert earth reminiscent of the outback, spectacular desert canyons and wildlife including guanacos and flamingos. This is a great region for self-drive options…talk to a Contours Travel specialist about creating a tailor-made package today!
Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour of the city including the Cathedral and the Museum of Urban Memory with its seismic simulator.
Full-day tour visiting Ischigualasto Park, also known as Moon Valley due to its otherworldly appearance. See landforms such as the Worm, Bocce Court and the Submarine. Visit the Palaeontological Museum to see some of most important fossils found in the park.
Depart for the spectacular Quebrada de la Troya where you’ll see incredible rock formations created by millions of years of erosion. Continue through the Quebrada de Peñon and ascend to Brava Lagoon, located at 4,350m. During the summer months you’ll see magnificent pink flamingos feasting on the lake’s plankton. Picnic lunch and return to Villa Union.
Enjoy a full-day tour to the stunning Talampaya National Park, with its deep red desert earth and resident guanacos. A drive through the Talampaya Canyon reveals formations such as the Cathedral, the Tower and the Monk. Return to Villa Union and transfer to La Rioja Airport.