Travelers interested in history and geological features visiting Argentina between the months of December and March should visit Talampaya Natural Park.
Together with Ischigualasto National Park, Talampaya extends over 275,300 ha in the desert region on the western border of the Sierra Pampeanas of central Argentina. On November 29, 2000 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique geological formations which contain fossils of a wide range of ancestors of mammals, dinosaurs and plants.
Within the Talampaya National Park, the Talampaya Canyon sector is the most important attraction and the one with the greatest scenic beauty in the whole National Park. The Talampaya Canyon is the most important and impressive tourist attraction of the Talampaya National Park; it is visited by more than 70,000 tourists a year, since in it tourists can appreciate imposing reddish walls of 150 meters, diverse geoforms (The Monk, The Tower, etc.), and magnificent rocky manifestations, called petroglyphs.
In the area of the Talampaya Canyon are the services of the only Tourist Center of the Talampaya National Park (bathrooms, restaurant, regional and merchandising, camping, sale of excursions, etc.) that offers comfort and information to the visitors, serving also as a starting point for the excursions.