La Rioja

1.167 Kms far from Buenos Aires, the province of La Rioja gives color to the Cuyan Region.

Its past, rich in native culture, came out in a worthy load of archaeological findings, traditions and customs, expressed in many popular festivities. Among them, we have to remark the Riojan Carnivals which became famous for providing vitality to the whole region. Besides, vineyards and olive groves complement the ocher shades of the desert with its green crops, with enhance the natural beauty of the productive valleys. Between impressive down and up hills and an incredibly beautiful landscape, appears the Tampalaya National Park with strange shapes molded by the passing of time and imposing red walls of great altitude; a marvelous nature work declared Universal Patrimony by the UNESCO. The whole province is a place full of charm: the right destination for those seeking adventure. Horse Ridings in the Andes Mountain Range and visits to the precious ecosystems of Laguna Brava, where pink flamingos live, are tours that no visitor should miss!.
Web site: www.turismolarioja.gov.ar

Secretaria de Turismo de La Rioja: http://www.turismolarioja.gov.ar/