Walichu Caves, El Calafate

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Cave Historic Site
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. Make Walichu Caves part of your personalized El Calafate itinerary using our El Calafate tour planner.
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  • these caves are next to/along Lago Argentino. It's interesting, but not a must-see. Many of the cave paintings are replicas. I think we spent less than an hour. The view of the lake is nice though and...  more »
  • It is a lovely tour, a few miles from the town. Our guide, Rocio, was friendly and informative. You will be able to watch a few caves with painting dating 4000 years ago, walking for about an hour (no...  more »
  • The caves itself are soso. Price of 120 Peso for entrance is somewhat hefty. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The best about the place are the spectacular views towards the Andes, glaciers and the ...  more »