The Talampaya National Park is one of the most interesting parks in the entire world, and due to the beautiful scenery, it is quickly rising in the ranks as one of Argentina’s best kept secret vacation destinations. Located in the northwest region, this park is adjacent to another park that borders the San Juan Province. If you include Salta on your travel itinerary, you can visit the two parks for your vacation experience.
This is one of those vacations that is perfect for families, as all children love learning about dinosaurs and this is one of the richest dinosaur areas in the world. There is such a richness of fossils in this area in fact, it is one reason that UNESCO has designated this as a world heritage site. Along with the fossil record, there are beautiful striations in the rock formations that are breathtaking to view in person. Here, there are the oldest known dinosaur bones ever found and recorded. It is also the area in which the most dinosaur bones have ever been found.
The basin of this region is comprised of sand- and mudstone and has been deposited over the years by the running rivers, lakes, and streams more than two hundred and eight million years ago. There is a diverse variety of fauna and animals here that are not available anywhere else. There is also a rich human historical record for this region, as well. There have been artifacts recovered from pre-Inca and Incan cultures, such as rock and cave art.
If you are traveling with a tour group, on your own, or with your family, there are many things to do here that will engage your mind while you learn about the history of the animals that roamed before us and the people that laid way for future civilizations. Traveling to Argentina promises all this and so much more that will surprise and amaze. You will be glad you booked your adventure to Argentina.