The Valley of the Moon in Argentina


The Valley of the moon It is one of the most special and unique natural places I have ever seen, and it is also spectacular. It's in Argentina and it is a World Heritage Site thanks to its great beauty, being a place where you will enjoy not only the environment but also the incredible silence. There they found the most primitive dinosaurs.

It is a protected zone It has almost 300,000 hectares and is in the province of San Juan. Why is it called Valley of the Moon? Well, because Nature already knows that it has its things, and here it wanted to form an extraordinary landscape in which sculpted rocks and plains shape a terrain that looks like that of the Moon. A place that will make anyone fall in love, especially lovers of different landscapes.

Study zone

Being a place where the first dinosaurs, It is an area in which paleontologists and geologists have been working for years to be able to study it thoroughly and know all its peculiarities. A humid and fertile desert that still has hundreds of years to be studied in depth.


What to do

The real name of this place is Ischigualasto, and to be able to enjoy it to the fullest you can do different activities. There are organized excursions that will take you to explore it by car for 3 hours and about 40 kilometers, although you can also do other routes both on foot and by bicycle. By doing it walking you will discover much more its beauty, being able to observe in some areas condors.

How to get

Keep in mind that there is no public transport to take you here, but in San Juan and La Rioja you can hire a charter service to go. If you prefer to go in your own vehicle, it is very important that you fill the tank and know which gas stations are closest to you since there are very few and you could run out of fuel.

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