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“great easy trekking”

Parque Nacional Sierra de Las Quijadas
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in San Luis
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“great easy trekking”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

easy trekking through the sierras, there;s plenty of springs to splash in a hot summer day. Beautiful birds and butterflies!

Visited January 2012
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San Estanislao, San Pedro, Paraguay
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Breathtaking--but not the easiest to get to.”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We set out on a day trip to see this park from Mendoza. You definitely need to confirm your route with someone that's been out this far beforehand. We tried following the map via San Luis and that was a mistake. It was almost 5 hours to get there--as opposed to 3 hours via San Juan.
However, once we finally made it, it was breathtaking. The views were phenomenal, the paths decently marked and the park staff very helpful. While the hike is really only a 45-minute circuit, I think we would have gotten a bit more out of it if we had hired a guide. The bluffs and cliffs are very windy, so be prepared. Also, bring sunscreen.

Visited October 2012
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San Luis, Argentina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A landscape worth seeing”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

The vision is amazing. Make sure you walk down (with a guide, of course). It is breathtaking. Make sure you dont go in summer time (or bring plenty of water!).

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Nova Lima, MG
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180 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“An impressive near-desert in Argentina”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

A national park located some 120 km away from the city of San Luís, capital of the province with the same name. Entrance tickets for foreigners were about some US$ 10.00 per person. It is advisable to have a knowledgeable guide, to provide a lot of information about fauna, flora, history, archeology and paleontology of the place; ours was from Gimatour. The standard visit is a one-and-a-half hour walk around the vantage points near the entrance. Much longer walks are needed to cross the valley and reach the impressive cliffs named "farallones", and for those, the guide is mandatory.
It is advisable to arrive as early as possible, because it may become very hot during the day. The scenery is beautiful in any time, but it is especially interesting if one is lucky enough to go in the days following one rare torrential storm. The rain dissolves the salt in the terrain, and, when the intense heat dries the terrain during the day, the salt deposits look like snow.

Visited October 2011
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
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“Astonishing”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Incredible natural landscape. ideal for trekking, siteseeing. Can be hot and very sunny> take water and sunscreen

Visited February 2012
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