Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon, La Paz: Address, Phone Number, Valley of the Moon Reviews: 4/5

Valley of the Moon
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Rene Ibarra
Austin, TX92 contributions
A different experience
Jul 2021 • Solo
I took the city tour bus to The Valley if the Moon. The ride was a little bit long and some of the stops were unnecessarily long. I would recommend to take a taxi back. I asked my taxi to drop me off at any teleférico station so I got to experience riding it. Valley of the moon is nice for the first 15 to 20 minutes and a great place for pictures. That’s all there is, nothing else to do. Bring shoes you don’t mind getting really dusty. I appreciate Camiba cultural tours brining me here.
Written July 17, 2021
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Arizonagirl2014
Flagstaff, AZ16 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2020
Amazing place to visit within the city limits of LaPaz. It is a little high in altitude so be careful and take it slow. There is a good amount of terrain to explore with tow options, a short loop and a long loop. It closes fairly early so make sure that you plan enough time to take advantage of the whole place.
Written April 10, 2020
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Seth Orch
Greater Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Great way to spend some time out of town
Mar 2020
Beautiful place with spectacular views if on a clear day. We were told it got damaged due to social conflict last year but it is perfectly safe now. i would suggest fixing the hand rails which look worn down and not so safe. Also better signs are needed in order to know where to go. Try to spend a full morning here
Written March 10, 2020
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Judy G
McLean, VA30 contributions
Out of this world
Jan 2020
This geological wonder is in the center of La Paz. Was well worth the visit! Get there with enough time to wander the entire park.
Written March 3, 2020
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Michael k
Warsaw, Poland22 contributions
Interesting but not top
Mar 2020 • Solo
Spent 30.min there as part of a guided visit. Like it. The valley is quiet unique setting and gives as well a partial look onto La Paz. For me it is between 3 and 4 stars. 3 is not enough and 4 is a bit over rated.
Written March 2, 2020
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Maris Z
Sigulda, Latvia394 contributions
Nice
Jan 2020
Very interesting place. Although there are many Moon and Mars canyions in the region, this one with its columns is completely unique. The atmosphere is somewhat ruined by the smell of rabbit faeces that live there. In addition, it is impossible to buy water in the canyon and the high heat without water is intolerable enough.
Written February 23, 2020
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axels
Lillehammer, Norway2,071 contributions
5 minutes ok, rest all the same, no info - boring!
Jun 2019
Yes, it's a nice spot, you make some pictures - and thats it. Around the corner, following the trail - it's all the same. No information boards about this special erosion that has worn away the majority of a mountain. Where are all the rocks? - or was it only "clay-mountains"? What about all this eroded and leaving "tall spires", composed of clay? Yes, there are a lot of questions when going around in this valley, - no one was there to tell you the facet, - it's a pity.
We have been there in June, some years ago - still no answer?
If there was time left, we wished to go up by public bus to the " El Valle de las Animas" on the other side, nearly on top of the city! Some dutch students told us about this area - it must be very beautiful and with some great lookouts too - and much better than the lunar landscape here! :) - well we didn't make it :(
Written February 19, 2020
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dawnsprecher
Truro, Canada22 contributions
Definitely worth it
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend and I were able to hire a taxi driver to take us there and it only cost about $50 US for three hours! It is quite a fascinating place. He also stopped at places along the way to show us stuff and took us to a zoo with llamas and alpacas, as well as other animals )condors). It would also be worth it to take a guided tour.
Written February 17, 2020
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Similtiades
Riga, Latvia3,576 contributions
Worthwhile, but Expected More
Dec 2019 • Couples
Given how hyped up the Valle de la Luna was in a lot of articles I read about La Paz before visiting, and how frequently it seems to be advertised by tourist offices around the city, I did expect it to be easier to get to. Obviously, we weren't going to pay a large sum of money to a travel agency for a private car when it was possible to get there ourselves for a lot less, but upon reaching the end of the green line on the cable cars we found, as was the case with Tiwanaku, that the minivans supposedly waiting to take people to the valley simply were not there.

We ended up taking a taxi from the cable car stop, which was something like 25 Bolivianos. Not terrible, but still expensive by Bolivian standards. The ride was longer than we expected, and when we reached the end it was surprising to see how few other people were visiting. Especially, given that the site is still within the city of La Paz and there are building works all around; we expected it to be a lot more remote, and given that it isn't so remote, expected it to be far more crowded. There were maybe six people we ran into while exploring the formations.

Entry is inexpensive, which is a good thing as there is no museum and no form of geological information inside the grounds. Instead, there are merely signs with the given names of different formations. It's an interesting walk through barren nature, and a very serene quiet place with spectacular views. However, the whole visit took around 45 minutes to an hour. Given how hyped up it is everywhere, and how long it takes to get there from central La Paz, I was kind of hoping for a bit more once we got there. For all I had read about the place, it was admittedly a little underwhelming, and we went away no more geographically informed than we were previously.

To get back to La Paz, simply wait outside the entrance gates until a car pulls up, and ask them to take you back to the cable car station. It will be around 25 Bolivianos again, or 100+ if you want to just take the car back into La Paz directly. Given the traffic, the cable car is both cheaper and faster (and a more unique ride with better views).
Written February 14, 2020
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Chloesworld_7
Peterborough, UK179 contributions
Pretty cool, just a shame about sunset
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is definitely worth a visit.
You can go on your own between 9-1. In the afternoon you need a reservation and then for sunset you have to go by tour.
We had our own car and didn't want to pay for a tour so we had to miss the sunset here unfortunately..
Written February 9, 2020
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