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. Make Walichu Caves part of your personalized El Calafate itinerary using our El Calafate tour planner.
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  • Very good for experience. Paintings can be seen. The history of native peoples is known a little. Very good guides NATIVE EXPEDITION the Agency service is SPECTACULAR. You can have lunch or dinner in a cave!
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  • With a good tour you can enjoy this beautiful location and views, also of a good meal in one of the caves.
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  • the entrance costs 4160 Argentine pesos. It's a few caves that were inhabited by the people of the area who were the tehuelches. The name and the word "walichu or walicho" own Perito Moreno translated it when he explored the area, and contact the tehuelches, understood that when initiating certain "religious" practices, invoking gods, they said a word that sounded phonetically as "walichu", hence is derived the word that almost all Argentines used to refer to some kind of rite of alternative religions saying "walicho". In the caves there are cave paintings with enough meaning authentic!, many similar to the hands of other known cave paintings. Believed in a few years to close to the public place by the breakdown which caused erosion and vandalism. Anyway it is in fairly good condition and can be seen also on the rocks throughout the millennia and the geological ages. All very well explained by a friendly guide. The visit lasts about one hour and is 100% interesting!
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