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Parque Provincial Ischigualasto

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Address: San Agustin del Valle Fertil 5400, Argentina
Phone Number: (0264) 4305931
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Activities: Dig (archeology)

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A True Moon Valley

Ischigualasto National Park its in the border between San Juan and La Rioja in the Northwest of Argentina. Its one of the two Unesco World Heritage sites in the area and its a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ischigualasto National Park its in the border between San Juan and La Rioja in the Northwest of Argentina. Its one of the two Unesco World Heritage sites in the area and its a unique natural wonder. Its part of the same area and geological construction of the triassic (as its Talampaya as well). Its also well known as "The Moon... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ischigualasto or Valle de la luna (VCalley of the Moon) is a very beautiful park where you can see what it used to be a lake and now is a desert. This park show mezosoic remains, specifically the triassic period and it was here where the largest dinosaurs were found. Interesting place that leaves you in awe before nature.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have been to <b>Ischigualasto park (Valle della Luna)</b> in January, it's really worth it. I recommend doing the full moon tour, when the moon light reflects on the white stones. Amazing.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was a very special feeling to see the rock formations in grey/white. We drove in a car Caravan with only one guide. The guides English was poore.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The place is beautiful. The colored sands, mountains and rocks in a desertic scenery! You get to see some dinossaurs bones and footprints. The small museum has good information about the place. The only problem is that you have to go on a convoy, and the whole trip takes more than 3 hours. Too long. I think they should allow... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went two times. To times 130 km one way. Both times closed because the night rain. Ok the parc is closed, why not open the museum? Why not informing people on their website. So before you go, ask you hotel service desk to check if it is open.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The scenery of the Valle de la Luna is really beautiful in the middle of a desert. It really seems to be on another planet! Unfortunately to drive to the beautiful place you have to book a tour with a guide which spoke only spanish and in my opinion exagerated in telling information about this place as he also talked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Dinosaurs kingdom! a very hot place that you have to visit if you go to talampaya. You can only visit it in convoy with a guide and it is Worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I am a backpacker, 37yrs old, 40+ countries visited, travelling with partner. We took a tour wit Hostel Valle de la Luna / Ischigualasto ORGANISING THE TOUR: 1/ in San Juan you can buy package with transport to the park and way back but its relatively pricy 2/ you can travel to San Agustín de Valle Fertil and book the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The trip to this park was very insightful! Our guide was very kind and she gave us a lot of interesting facts. The sights are amazing! This park is quite remote, but the trip to this park is amazing as well!

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