Walichu Caves, El Calafate

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Province of Santa Cruz
Cave · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • Walichu caves is one of the famous and must visit place in Elcalafate, its near Lake and very intresting whol loves historical knowledge, they give you mp3 player with headphones so that you can...  more »
  • Great experience . Nice and kind staff :-) interesting explanation about Patagonian ancestors . Delicious lunch and sharing with other visitors in a cave . All this with the lake Argentino right in...  more »
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