Waira Caves, Tilcara

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Go spelunking through Waira Caves, ideal for a challenging adventure. Hire a guide or take a tour of the caves and the surrounding area for an exciting half-day trip that requires some physical fitness and stamina. Make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen, as you will likely use more than you think while exploring the surrounding hills. Waira Caves is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Province of Jujuy Edition.
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  • We went to Tilcara almost convinced that we could not do this tour, because my daughters are small (7-10 years). We approached the Office of tourism and there met Adriana, a guide to the place that we led for only 180$ per person to the most high. It is an excursion with guide. Access to the caves is complicated, at least 4 hours of Trek in total. It must bring plenty of water and sunscreen. In the case of travelling with children, from my experience I recommend to Adriana, who was super warm from the first moment with my daughters, to take care of them and accompanied with all his love, incentivandolas to get to the end. Once in the caves, I define them scope and proposed adults down a few meters from the other side. The view is spectacular. We then had a problem linked to the fear of height, circumstances in which Adriana showed its full capacity in the management and improvement of contingencies of this kind. I advise you to go on this ride as long as there are people with reduced mobility, vertigo or any circumstance that prevents long walks. To do so, so do not hesitate.
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  • We went with guide and it is the most recommended because it is not an obvious way. All the walking we did was the most tiring. Average difficulty. You got that be concentrated and prepared to go uphill. The view and the feeling of be in a place ancestral in the middle of the mountain makes that worth it penalty.
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  • I went three times in total to these caves, and would return it to do. Supposedly they were where the original inhabitants of Tilcara stored meats and grains. It is reached by a road uphill in West Creek cord, one or two kilometers to the North of the entrance to Tilcara. It is very easy to miss and hard to find, so it is advisable to go with guides who are hired at the office of tourism of the city. Not is expensive, make good company and provide data valuable to leverage better the visit. You should carry water and protection from the Sun.
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