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Walichu Caves

El Calafate, Argentina
+54 11 6120-4506
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El Calafate City Sightseeing Tour Including Walichu Caves
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The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines during the Paleolithic age, and have been restored where needed using the same ancient techniques.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
10 Oct 2017
“Magical.”
16 Jan 2017
“Interesting but not a must”
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

An archaeological site within the Estancia May 25 Very close from the city on the marvelous shores of Lake Argentino . INCREDIBLE, peaceful, atmosphere. Magical.

Thank Silvia_Mateway
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 we saw nandus, guanacos and a fox on...More

Thank difelidi
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 (not phisically demanding).

Thank FRANCISCO G
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 lake. Do not pay 50 USD plus to do a...More

1  Thank Thorsten G
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I visited this place in an unusually sunny, windless day. During the lunch time. Alejandro, the guide was very proficient giving explanatios and Santiago, the cook was efficient serving soup, goat stew and lots of wine. I loved the experience. Some tourists may find this...More

Thank ciro117
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

From the location on the lake, to the amazing rock formations, and onto the cave paintings this is definitely a must do when visiting the region.

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

I drove out to the cave property - it is about 4 km out of El Calafate and you will see the sign on your left on the main road. It is then another 4 km to the Walichu point. After driving out there, the...More

2  Thank PhotoRAMBLER5
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

The paintings are very rudimentary and barely decipherable.they have been defaced by graffiti.the reproduction are more impressive but they are reproductions.this whole day tour was basically a tour of a very boring town.the only highlight was the dinosaur and history museum.you can walk there by...More

2  Thank janet2010
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Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

I can be more honest, my tittle says it all. 3/4 of what you will see are paintings done recently that had been copied there. So if you ask me if you should expend €70 and a morning to visit it with a tour.. Mu...More

4  Thank ddtpz
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

Located in a private property these paintings are far from being original. In fact, most of them are reproductions. However, they are used to teach visitors about the lifestyle of the people who lived in those caves. A Tehuelches’ “kau” (house) reproduction can also be...More

1  Thank Betty P
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