Valle de la Luna-Parque Provincial Ischigualasto / Moon Valley

Chepes a San Agustín del Valle Fértil –  388 km. Febrero 7, 2011
Salimos de Chepes después de un desayuno rápido y manejamos hasta el Valle de la Luna, la primera gran atracción de nuestro viaje. El valle de la Luna contiene formaciones de rocas del período Triásico que emergieron a la superficie desde 2 km de profundidad por el movimiento de placas tectónicas. Esto dejó rocas increíbles y fósiles expuestos. Acá se encontraron muchos fósiles de dinosaurios. Para visitar el parque hay que entrar con tu auto a un circuito de 40 km de un camino de ripio y un guía y hay varias paradas para hacer para ver las distintas atracciones. Como era la tarde, los chicos pronto se durmieron. La excursión vale la pena, miren las fotos!
A la salida del parque, nos fuimos al hotel (Finca la Media Luna). Un hotel en el medio de la nada, pero muy lindo. T y E se fueron a hacer una caminata por la montaña y llegaron a un mirador gracias a la ayuda de una perra que se encontraron en el camino llamada Luna. T y Luna se hicieron amigos. Cenamos comida casera hecha especialmente para nosotros, y después todos a dormir.

Valle de la Luna (Ischigualasto Provincial Park)
Chepes to San Agustín del Valle Fertil – 388 km. Feb. 7th
We left Chepes after a quick breakfast and drove West then North to Valle de la Luna, the first big attraction of our trip. Valle de la Luna contains rock formations from the Triasic period that were pushed to the surface from 2km down by the adjoining mountain range. This left uncovered some amazing rocks and very old fossils and is the place where lots of dinosaur fossils are found just below the surface. The only way to visit the park is to drive your own car along a 40 km rocky road with other visitors and a guide and stopping in several locations to walk around. Since this was afternoon the kids fell asleep half way through the tour. The shapes and colors of the rocks were incredible. Remote but definitely worth a visit. Take a look at the pictures!
After arriving at a lovely hotel (Finca La Media Luna) nested in the San Agustin Valley we left with T for a walk through a creek and then up to a lookout point (a ‘mirador’). On the way we encountered a big black dog which T was very afraid of but later became good friends with. T was very happy when he helped us find the way to the mirador and scared the cows and bulls that were on our way. We named the dog Mirador and later found his name was Lunita (little moon). Later T was playing with a long line of ants trying to get then ants to climb up his fingers. Quite a turnaround from the day before in Chepes. After all he might get used living closer to other animals, big and small.
We had some nice home-made-just-for-us dinner at the Finca and went to bed after another long day.

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6 responses to “Valle de la Luna-Parque Provincial Ischigualasto / Moon Valley

  1. Yay! I am so happy to see that you are on the road
    without a problem and the blog looks great!
    I am very excited to read about all of your adventures…
    as I stay on the 4th floor, dreaming of six months off!

  2. Que lindas fotos !!! Que contentos se los ve ! Beso grande a todos !
    Los seguimos desde aca , con menos aventura , pero disfrutando a traves de uds. .
    Beso grande!!!
    Vicky , Felix y Matilde .

  3. Hola !!!!
    que lindas fotos, que envidia!!!
    con tus viejos se encontraron o hacen alguna ruta juntos?
    se nota que lo estan pasando super!!!! me algrea mucho!!!!
    sigan manteniendonos al tanto!
    besos a todos!!!
    Yani

  4. Que contentos se los ve a todos, especialmente a T (a pesar de los bichos)! Que paso con la segunda bocha que no aparece en la foto?!
    Eze, no se si ya lo estas haciendo, pero para traducir el blog al Ingles podes usar Google Translate y despues editas una que otra palabra y te ahorras escribir todo 2 veces.
    Sigan ‘posteando’ que los seguimos desde el frio.
    Abrazo

  5. HI Lucila!
    The pictures are beautiful!! I’m always impressed by how quickly the children grow. Awesome! 🙂
    Beijos a todos!

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