Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja

#1 of 13 in Parks in Huila Department
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Explore the dunes and rock formations at Desierto de la Tatacoa, a tranquil semi-arid desert away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Named after the sound a rattlesnake makes (even though there are none in the area), the desert has a large, dry, tropical ecosystem. Roam among the tall cactus plants and spot numerous wildlife species such as scorpions, turtles, eagles, and wildcats. Favorite activities here include camping, picnicking, or just enjoying the unusual landscape. Visit the observatory to view the stars and planets through a telescope, or stargaze on your own. Using our custom trip planner, Villavieja attractions like Desierto de la Tatacoa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Tatacoa desert is amagazin place to visit with family and friends, you can enjoy in the night of the stars and the beatuful moon. During the day you can walk for the red desert, wich is beaufiful and....  more »
  • A small portion of dry forest is this stunning landscape. More could be done in terms of signages and ambiance to attract even more tourists.  more »
  • Amazing place!! Worth visiting. Go there early. Plenty of water, sunblock and a good camera
  • Beautiful place with a lot of sightseeing. Excellent area to walk, take pictures and explore. If possible try to get a hotel in the desert itself.
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