Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja

#1 of 14 in Parks in Huila Department
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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  • The deserts are super beautiful, but it's rather small. The observatory we went to was not at all good. You just sat on the roof of a building and got an explanation of some things, but nothing...  more »
  • We did a tour through the red and grey desert with Jason. Even though we do not speak Spanish and Jason’s English is limited, we gained a lot of insights and saw part of the deserts which we would...  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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