Walichu Caves, El Calafate

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Province of Santa Cruz
Mesmerizing paintings remain the biggest highlight of Walichu Caves, where early indigenous peoples left messages for later generations. The paintings vary between red, black, white, yellow, and ocher hues and depict ancient tribes and their way of life. Many different methods were used to create these images, including finger dragging, finger pressure, and the use of tufts of hair and hollow bones. After observing the paintings, enjoy the surrounding scenery. For Walichu Caves and beyond, use our El Calafate trip itinerary planning website to get the most from your El Calafate vacation.
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  • Visit this site is admiring the nature with their stories of strength by soil type facing to survive, meet near El Calafate-plant that gave rise to the name of the town, the stone inscriptions (not many) and caves will give opportunity to Register beautiful paintings.
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  • I made the trip, and struck me in every detail, very nice stories, wonderful landscapes, watch the sunset fall over the Lake... and end of dining in the cave... excellent, I recommend it! It was like a lamb stew in bread, which can be repeated, with a pumpkin soup, wine, juice and dessert. But dinner in a cave and with that view, has NO price. And the guides very cool!
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  • Unmissable ride, hear the story of the people over there have passed many years ago, your culture and way of life is quite interesting.
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