Talampaya National Park
Talampaya is Argentina's national park located in La Rioja. Back in 1975, 2150 km in this territory2 created a reserve, and in 1997 it received the status of a national park. He was founded to preserve the territory for archaeological and paleontological excavations. In 2000, the park became part of UNESCO's World Heritage Site.
Talampai Park lies in the valley among the mountain ranges, and rains and winds worked over its topography for millions of years. Livni go in this area for the summer time, and in spring the strongest winds blow. The maximum temperature in the park reaches + 50 ° C, and the minimum -9 ° C.
In the national park on the rocks and large boulders you can find drawings of animals, people - this gives the area a mystery and uniqueness. Especially a lot of strange stones in a place called "Lost City". On the site of the dried up channel of the Talampai River, some monuments of archeology were discovered, saying that dinosaurs lived here millions of years ago. Although the fossils found are largely inferior to the remains found in Ischigualasto, nevertheless, the local nature makes up for this shortcoming. The Talampai Gorge, whose stone walls rise to a height of 143 meters, will not cause less interest.
The Park has a botanical garden, which contains the rarest plants in this territory. From vegetation, shrubs and cacti predominate in Talampai. Trees can be seen from the current mainly off the banks of rivers. Among vegetation there are many species that are nowhere else to meet.
A large number of guanaco walk in the Talampai Park. They belong to the camel family and in appearance resembles a cross between a deer and an antelope with a long neck. It is also worth noting a Patagonian hare or Patagon pig. The skin of this hare is different - from above it is gray-black, and from below it is white. In addition to them, foxes, Andean condoras are often found in the park. Condor is one of the largest birds in the Western Hemisphere, it resembles a giant neck with shiny black feathers, a collar with white feathers around the neck and wide white border on the wings.
To preserve the splendor of Talampai Park in its primitive form, the park administration restricted access to the park. Guests are welcomed here, but they can only walk with experienced guides. Before the tour, you need to take a supply of water with you, since there are no suitable drinking sources in the park.