JOURNEY TO THE BOUNDARIES OF TIME
FROM DESERT TO LA RIOJA ANDES
(5 Days– 4 Nights)
SERVICES / ITINERARY
Total Distance 1.150km.
Day 1 La Rioja, Transfer IN. Accommodation in La Rioja.
Reception at the airport or bus terminal and transfer to La Rioja Hotel.
Day 2 La Rioja – Valle de la Luna – Talampaya – Villa Unión.
Excursion to Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Moon Valley) in San Juan and Talampaya National Park. Accommodation in Villa Union (La Rioja). Departure from La Rioja to Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Valle de la Luna, Province of San Juan), which together with the Talampaya National Park (La Rioja) were declared by UNESCO Unique World Natural Heritage Site, where there are exposed on the surface the entire sedimentary strata of the Triassic Period making a landscape, scientific, archaeological, paleontological and geological value. We enter with our vehicles to the 3 hours circuit with 5 stops, observing unusual geo sculpted by wind and rain forms such as Worm, bocce court, the submarine, the mushroom and the red canyons. At noon we continue to Talampaya National Park. We enter in groups with park vehicles on the circuit “Talampaya Canyon” 2.5 hours, entering the dry riverbed of Tala, between straight and imposing cliffs 150 metres high the Grand Canyon, with 4 stops, watching petroglyphs, palpable evidence of the passing of former inhabitants of the region, representative vegetation, fauna and varied geo carved by erosion over millions of years, such as the Wizard King, the Gothic cathedral, the tower and the Monk forms, among others. In the afternoon transfer to Villa Union.
Day 3 Villa Unión – Laguna Brava – Villa Unión
Excursion to Laguna Brava Vicuñas Reserve. Accommodation in Villa Union (La Rioja). Circuit of incomparable scenic beauty in one day ascending the Andes through two very different Valleys, Quebrada de la Troya and the multicolor Quebrada del Penon to reach the vast highland at more than 4,000 meters, where we find the Laguna Brava, surrounded by numerous volcanic peaks, inserted in a high Andean region that has been declared ” Vicuñas Reserve” for the protection of this species, flora and fauna. Leaving Villa Union 8.30 am, visiting Vinchina, Diaguitas Stars, stunning geological folds of the Quebrada de la Troya, Jagüé, the last town and historic shelters, climbing to the mountain by the multicolor Quebrada del Peñon with panoramic views until the Reserve Laguna Brava at 4200 m Tour around the bay of the Flamingos and various other attractions, with sightings of herds of vicunas and guanacos. In the afternoon, return to the hotel in Villa Union, arriving at approximately 6.00 pm.
Day 4 Villa Unión – Chilecito – La Rioja.
Excursion to Cuesta de Miranda and Chilecito, Accommodation in La Rioja. We leave Villa Union, crossing the mountains of Famatina by colorful Cuesta de Miranda (Route 40), visiting the historic monument of the lane at the Mina La Mexicana Cable, station 1, the mining museum, SamayHuasi museum Joaquin V. Gonzalez, Santa Florentina winery, Rio del Oro. We also visit a winery where we do some tasting of the famous Torrontés white wine, Rioja authentic strain. In the afternoon return to the city of La Rioja by Los Colorados.
Day 5 La Rioja – Transfer Out.
Transfer Out Airport. At the appropriate time, transfer from hotel to airport La Rioja.