Walichu Caves, El Calafate

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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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  • We moved to the site in a vehicle 4 x 4 during the journey about 1 hours the driver/guide was explaining the characteristics of the visit, a little on the history of the indigenous peoples of the area, introduced us during the journey went up to high ground, a natural viewpoint where you could appreciate the Majesty of the landscape, caves visiting very interesting, then we had lunch in a cave equipped for the occasion very made us all rich, very friendly and educated staff, passed a excellent evening.
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  • Guided tour tells a little about the history and lifestyle of the Tehuelches, settlers from this area, you can see some original paintings, unfortunately they were not well protected and is ruined enough. The excursion includes lunch or dinner inside a cave, highly recommended the stew of lamb, served inside a homemade bread. The place offers a beautiful view of the Lago Argentino.
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  • excursion performed with journey in 4 x 4, unique place, where you will find ancient tehuelches Scriptures, strikes mostly thinking as their means of livelihood, this tour ends with a dinner or lunch in one of the caves, serving soup, stew of Lamb and chocolate mousse, it is highly recommended to perform it at dusk where the views are stunning
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