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Like a sea of stones

The Pumice Stone Field in Catamarca invites us to an experience from another planet.

Sometimes traveling around the country not only leads us to discover wonderful landscapes: sometimes we can feel that we are directly on another planet. Something like this happens in the Campo de Piedra Pumice, in the province of Catamarca, a “sea of stones” that surprises and hallucinates.
Located 63 km from Antofagasta de la Sierra, 10 from El Peñón and 220 from Belén, it is a huge extension where large formations of pumice stand out. With a quick look, it looks like a sea of white rocks and pink, ochre and yellow ridges, which reach over 50 meters high, situated between immense white dunes and silhouettes of volcanoes.
They are more than 5 thousand rock formations in an extension of 25 km long. This area is a direct testimony to the intense volcanic activity that the Andes had millions of years ago. Wind and rain were responsible for carving the different shapes to create these stunning natural sculptures. A little bit of Catamarca that not many know, but undoubtedly worth doing it.

Rating: 5.00/5.