The Reserva Provincial La Payunia in Argentina.

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Parque Provincial Payunia

Top choice in Mendoza & the Central Andes

Just over 200km south of Malargüe on the RN 40, the spectacular Parque Provincial Payunia is a 4500-sq-km reserve with a higher concentration of volcanic cones (over 800 of them) than anywhere else in the world. The scenery is breathtaking and shouldn’t be missed. The 12-hour 4WD tours or three-day horseback trips offered by most of the agencies in Malargüe are well worth taking. Be sure your tour stops at all the sites – those combining the visit with Laguna Llancancelo only visit half.