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Cuyo Corto Parks 5 Day Tour
Activities in San Juan

Cuyo Corto Parks 5 Day Tour

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  • 5 days

Discover the beautiful protected parkland areas of the Valley of the Moon, Leoncito, and Talampaya when you take this fantastic 5-day tour of Argentina's Coyo Corto region.

Cuyo Corto Parks 5 Day Tour

Day 1: San Juan

As soon as you land at San Juan airport, we will be waiting for you in the arrivals terminal to take you to your hotel. Once there, you will have the rest of the day free.

Day 2: Valle de la Luna

After having breakfast in the hotels, we will depart in a 4x4 vehicle and head to the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) via the famous Route 40. Along the journey, we will make some stops to photograph the beautiful surrounding landscapes. Once in the park, we start the day with lunch in a local restaurant.

Fully energized, we start our 3-hour trip around the Ischigualasto Provincial Park, better known as the Valley de la Luna (Moon Valley). Ischigualasto, which means "the place where no life exists", has been a magnet for geologists and paleontologists since 1930. The unique, lunar-like landscapes here will transport you to another world.

At the end of the day, we will head to the town of Villa Unión, where we spend the night.

Day 3: Talampaya National Park

We will have breakfast in the hotel before driving to the Talampaya National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage SIte. After a 40-minute journey, we arrive at this spectacular natural wilderness, characterized by distinctive red sandstone rocks. We will take a tour around some of the areas most famous outcrops such as El Monje, Totem, and La Tortuga, and the magnificent canyon.

Then, you will have time to eat before we hit the road again and travel to San Juan. On the way, we make a stop at the foot of Cuesta de Huaco hill so you can photograph the surreal rocky landscapes. At the end of the evening, we will head to the hotel in San Juan where we spend the night

Day 4: Leoncito National Park

After having breakfast at the hotel, we climb into the all-terrain vehicle and drive into the Calingasta valley. Our route takes us 60 miles through some spectacular Andean scenery before we arrive at the Leoncito National Park. Once there, we visit the fantastic Leoncito Astronomical Complex.

Later, we will take a short hike along the Sendero del Agua footpath, during which you will admire the native flora and fauna of Argentina's Cuyo Corto region. You will also see a small waterfall which flows into the Cabeceras brook. At the end of the walk, we will descend into the wonderful Leoncito Pampa, and then later, to the village of Barreal, where you will have your own free time to eat.

On the way back to San Juan, we will make a stop in front of Mount Alcázar, where you can capture the stunning scenery on your camera. Once we are back in San Juan, we will go to the hotel to spend the night.

Day 5: San Juan

After a succulent breakfast, we head to the airport where we bid farewell and our thrilling 5-day tour of the parks of Cuyo Corto finishes.

What do I need?

The only thing that you need to do this tour is a return flight to San Juan, arriving on the day of your reservation and returning four days later. For example, if your tour starts on Monday, your return flight should be booked for Friday of that same week.

Any additional time required in San Juan must be arranged by yourself.

Accommodation

This 5-day circuit around the parks of Cuyo Corto includes 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in the following hotels or similar.

  • San Juan (three nights): Gran Hotel Provincial.
  • Villa Unión (one night): Hotel Pircas Negras.

 

Children under the age of 18 years old

Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

In the case of bad weather

This activity is subject to favorable weather conditions. A refund cannot be offered in the case of cancellation.

Price

Per person
Tour in English
US$ 610

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 610

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

5 days.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Pick up and drop off at San Jaun airport.

English speaking guide.

4x4 transport.

4 nights accommodation with breakfast.

Snack.

Taxes.

Not included

Meals.

Entry to Moon Valley (450 argentine pesos, €9, $10 USD approx.).

Entry to Talampaya National Park (120 argentine pesos, €2.50, $2.70 USD approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 7 days before (San Juan local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 610
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 80%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.