About Parque Nacional Talampaya

No picture or tourism magazine will ever do justice to the beauty of an attraction seen upfront. Nature is often best experienced in person, as against to flipping through the glossy pages of a magazine. One such mesmerizing location is that of the Talampaya National Park.

This park is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Argentina, and part of UNESCO’s World Heritage site list. It is located in the La Rioja Province of the country. The notable park’s main point of attraction is the wide-bottomed canyon surrounded by sandstone cliffs. These rust-hued cliffs are 180-meter high each. It is the most beautiful sight that one has ever seen. There is another section of the canyon that is made of rock formations. Also, there are numerous birds sighted in the area, including eagles and condors.

As it is a desert area, it is best visited during the first half or the second half of the day. Enquire beforehand, as there are many night tours as well. You can even choose to ride on top of a truck to get a complete panoramic view of your surroundings. What better way to absorb the beauty of the national park?

Must See

  • By watching cañón arcoíris, you can able to learn more geographical concepts like erosion, sedimentation etc.
  • Don't miss to enjoy the rooftop truck ride through which you can enjoy taking pictures on Cañón de Talampaya. 
  • You can also do night tours and camping here.
  • You will be able to see unusual eroded rock formations,dinosaur remains etc. 

How to reach

It is about 150 kms from La Rioja. Bus journey will be 3-4 hrs from La Rioja which would cost 150 ARS, the bus company Funcando will drop you at 7:00am and pick you at 4:00pm from the park entrance. Book a cab or taxi that you cost you 500ARS. 

Tips

  •  Beware of heat,bring a hat and sunscreen.
  •  It is good to go trekking since truck journey may have some restrictions
  •  Guides mostly speak Spanish.
  •  It is recommended to take waterbottles since the place will be dry.
  • The visitor centre is well maintained with clean restrooms and cafeteria.
  • Wear comfortable footwear. 
  • Best time to visit is morning, so start your day early. 
  • Carry your camera to take amazing pictures. 
  • Booking a good guide can give you a great experience. 

Visit Time

Sunday:                                                        8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday:                                                       8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday:                                                      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:                                                 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday:                                                     8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday:                                                          8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday:                                                      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Waiting Time

5-10 mins of waiting for getting the tickets

 

Entrance Fee

Yes

Entry fee is about 350 ARS and you have to book for the tour which would cost around  800 to 1200 ARS.

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Time you can spend

3 hours

 

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