El Calafate City Sightseeing Tour Including Walichu Caves
  • El Calafate City Sightseeing Tour Including Walichu Caves

    Get under the skin of El Calafate and see the ancient rock paintings of Patagonia’s earliest settlers on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. Traveling in an air-conditioned coach, drive to the shores of beautiful Lake Argentino to visit the Walichu Caves, home to rock paintings believed to date back 4,000 years. Next, enjoy a panoramic tour of El Calafate Old Town, look for flamingos and other birds on Laguna Nimez, and visit the El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center to learn about the area’s incredible history, geology, peoples and glaciers.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

    Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located El Calafate hotel. Relax into your air-conditioned coach or minivan and enjoy the views over the untouched landscapes on route to Walichu Caves.

    Stop At: Walichu Caves, El Calafate Argentina

    After roughly 30 minutes, arrive at the ancient caves on the shores of Lake Argentino. Marvel at the spectacular milky-blue lake, and follow the trail (own expense) to gaze at the aeons-old rock paintings. Admire the recreated and authentic depictions of humans and animals, and learn from a local guide how they date back around 4,000 years to Paleolithic times and were probably originated created by pre-Tehuelche hunter-gatherers.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

    Next, drive back to El Calafate for a panoramic sightseeing tour. Drive past the early 20th-century buildings and homes built by its first settlers, as well as the main plaza, church and other landmarks as your guide details the town’s early beginnings.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, Av Costanera Presidente Nestor C Kirschner 2075 Av Costanera Presidente Nestor C Kirschner 2075, El Calafate 9405 Argentina

    Afterward, continue to Laguna Nimez, the beautiful nearby birdlife reserve. Stroll along the waterside and use the supplied binoculars to admire the flamingoes, swans and other birds on its waters.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, Brown Esquina Bonarelli zona de chacras, camino a laguna Nimez, El Calafate 9405 Argentina

    Finish at the El Calafate Historical Intepretation Center. Explore this informative museum independently (own expense) and uncover the area’s history, wildlife and geology. See the bones of dinosaurs that roamed here millennia ago, and trace the formation of Patagonia’s glaciers and story of the Tehuelche peoples who lived here for centuries before the arrival of colonizers.

    Either end your tour here to stay on at the museum cafe or souvenir shop, or finish your trip with a hotel drop-off.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "IMPORTANT: If you wish to cancel your tour, please note that  no refund will be granted from the 24th of December to the 02nd of January. All sales are final between those dates."
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"

    • Lugar de comienzo: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

      Traveler pickup is offered
      This is not an exhausted hotel list. If you do not see your pick-up location, please indicate us.

    • Duración: 3 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Use of binoculars at Laguna Nimez

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal
    • Entry/Admission - El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center
  • 8/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 80%
    Rating basado en 4 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Anne B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 14 de junio del 2017

      Wonderful! We were so happy to have our guide. Really most of the tour was for Spanish speakers. She explained that her English wasn't too good and that wasn't true! her English was GREAT! She explained in detail the history of the region. You go over to the lake which is this fabulous color of blue and the landscape is totally surreal. You then go over to this ancient cave dwellings -- absolutely fascinating. Well worth it. It doesn't take all day, either so its just a nice day excursion. We also visited a museum which included some more history of the area. Its a nice alternative to going to the Los Glaciares Park.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Peter T
      Publicado el Martes, 08 de marzo del 2016

      Very interesting the guide was excellent

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • MITALI S
      Publicado el Sábado, 23 de septiembre del 2017

      This was an okay tour. The Walichu caves were interesting, but the museum was not great. You can walk through the city of El Calafate on your own as it is fairly small. Walichu caves are not walking distance.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • ushajagroop1709
      Publicado el Domingo, 11 de marzo del 2018

      Nothing exciting about this . The cave you have to interpret yourself , a lot of assumptions were made . The city tour you can do on your own .

        Calificación General: 4/10

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