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Ischigualasto Provincial Park.

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Ischigualasto Provincial Park (map) is in the *Cuyo region of Argentina. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with *Talampaya National Park in La Rioja. Both areas belong to the same geological formation, the Ischigualasto Formation (sometimes called the Ischigualasto-Talampaya Formation).

Ischigualasto was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the adjoning Talampaya National Park. Its gray, red, ochre and white rocks hold unique fossils from the Triassic Period, including the oldest dinosaur remains that have been discovered. It also has many curiously shaped rocks eroded by the wind.

The nearest place to get in from is Valle Fértil (45 minutes, map), either with your own car or bus travel agencies in Valle Fértil. As many people go with their car, another option is to hitchhike. You can also get in the park from San Juan (around 4 hours, map).

There are 5 main view points in the park:

  • El Gusano, rock formations that look like a worm.
  • Valle Pintado where you can see the different parts of the triacic based on the landscape colors.
  • Cancha de Bochas, rocks shaped as balls that formed by adherence in a river.
  • El Submarino, rocks that look like a submarine viewed from a certain angle.
  • El Hongo, a single rock that looks like a mushroom.

There is a “general” entrance fee and other fees for the Alternative Circuits such as trekking (Cerro Morado and Short Circuit), Nocturnal Full Moon, Bicycle circuit.

There is a museum with dinosaur replicas (entrance fee charged) and if you wan to camp in the park you can do so, paying a fee.

The best time is Autumn (Fall) and Spring because the weather isn’t too hot or too cold it is also sunny and dry.

 

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Public transport.

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Buses, known as “colectivos” or “micros,” are the primary mode of transportation for both short and long distances within Argentina.

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BUS: Empresa Argentina (Destinations & routes) / Andesmar (Destinations & routes) / Flecha Bus (Destinations & routes) / Via Bariloche (Destinations & routes) / El Rapido Internacional (Destinations & routes) / Plusmar (Destinations & routes).

Online ticket: ticketonline.com.ar / plataforma10.com.ar / centraldepasajes.com.ar / voyenbus.com /

TRAIN: One of the major long distance train operators is Trenes Argentinos. Argentina has a limited train network, but it is expanding in some regions. The long-distance train service “Tren a las Nubes” is famous for its scenic journey in the northwestern region of the country. The Tren Patagónico operates in the southern part of Argentina.

AIRPORT: aa2000.com.ar – information about all airports in Argentina.

FERRY: Buquebus (Buenos Aires, Argentina ⇔ Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo, Uruguay). Colonia Express (Buenos Aires ⇔ Colonia). Seacat Colonia (Buenos Aires ⇔ Colonia). Cacciola / Líneas Delta (Tigre ⇔ Carmelo ⇔ Nueva Palmira, Uruguay). Grimaldi Freighters

Parque Provincial Ischigualasto – San Juan – Patrimonio de la Humanidad.

Declarado en 1971, por el Gobierno de la Provincia de San Juan por su destacado y reconocido valor paleontológico y paisajístico. Las primeras expediciones permitieron conocer un capítulo en la historia de la vida de nuestro planeta en forma completa, como lo fue el Período Triásico.

video source: Ente Ischigualasto / youtube.com /

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Argentina.

Wines of Argentina.

The official website of Wines of Argentina promotes Argentinean wines and offers valuable information about wine regions, and wine-related activities.

Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world.

Wines of Argentina (Vinos de Argentina): The official website of Wines of Argentina promotes Argentinean wines and offers valuable information about wine regions, wineries, tastings, events, and wine-related activities. It provides a comprehensive guide for wine enthusiasts and travelers interested in exploring Argentina’s wine culture.

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