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The Valley of the Moon

#6 of 75 things to do in Province of San Juan Features Animals
La Rioja | San Juan. Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, 5449, Argentina
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Beautiful landscape but...

The landscape is just incredible but the tour fell flat. Didn't know there where several options so... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Maria R
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New York City, New York
Mediocre Scenery Spoiled by Lame Tour

We visited Valle de Luna by car and undertook the guide lead private vehicle tour – in hindsight... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
travellerF2426KO
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Sydney, Australia
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La Rioja | San Juan. Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, 5449, Argentina
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The landscape is just incredible but the tour fell flat. Didn't know there where several options so we just did the car convoy. It was ok but it took very long for a tour that could have been cut in half.

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We visited Valle de Luna by car and undertook the guide lead private vehicle tour – in hindsight the worst possible way to see this landscape. We ending up stuck in a convey of approximately sixty vehicles dawdling their way through a series of stops...More

Thank travellerF2426KO
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Valle de la Luna is just beautiful. The scenery is amazing and there are many visiting options. The problem is visitors are not well informed. We were not offered the variety of activities available and we only got to know about them after seeing some...More

1  Thank Glendiglendi
Reviewed 16 November 2014

It is a really special place where it is easy to imagine how time has affected our planet. we visited it in winter and it was very hot during the day , It is advisable to wear very confortable clothes and to take sun block...More

Thank antonieta r
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The park and the scenery is truly amazing. In the evening you can see how colors changes on the mountains. A good thing, that after the last stop, they let you drive back by yourself so you can stop as many times as you want...More

2  Thank Birute M
Reviewed 4 February 2014

When to go: the last trip is around 16.30 and the colors are at their best! You have more shadows playing over de the rocks and beter opportunities for great pictures. We came to the Valle on our motorbikes and luckily a nice Argentinan driver...More

2  Thank Frederique V
Reviewed 14 September 2013

A national park with well organised guided tours. You will need your own transport to get out there and around the valley as you cannot walk in. Tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke some English but it would help to have prior knowledge of what...More

1  Thank steve c
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Espectacular place with lots of fantastic rock formations, fossilised plants and mixture of colors and textures. You can get good deals with diferent tours company. The bad stuff: if you are foreign they make you pay double (sort of discrimination if you ask me). Try...More

2  Thank Leguicito
Reviewed 4 December 2012

The principle is to wait for a few cars to be present and put a guide in the first car and then do the 40 km loop drive. You then have 5 stops. I was lucky enough to have the guide in my car so...More

Thank Benedicte L
Reviewed 19 October 2012

The park is nice, but you really need your own transport to get here. Otherwise it will be hard to get there. NO shade in the park and you always get a guide but the guides are really friendly and they really know their park.

1  Thank globaltrotter_carol
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Domenico R
26 October 2016|
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I did find a way there, luckily a few people at my hostel were interested in going. for car hire for two days it cost 1600 pesos (about 100usd) divided by the 3 of us it was cheaper than a tour. You will want the car for two... More
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Lau_Asis
10 February 2015|
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Hola Laura, te recomiendo hospedarte en Villa Unión, La Rioja, tenes 55km hasta el PN Talampaya y de ahi 70km hasta el Valle de la luna. saludos,
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