Cueva de las Manos, Perito Moreno

#14 of 32 in Nature in Province of Santa Cruz
Must see · World heritage site · Cave · Nature / Park
Don't miss Cueva de las Manos on your Patagonia holiday, a World Heritage Site boasting ancient rock paintings. The cave features a collage of white, red, black, and ochre hand prints on the walls of the cave framed by depictions of guanaco hunting. To access the paintings you'll need to trek two hours along a highly scenic route from the canyon; be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen as well as water and a sturdy pair of walking boots. With our international travel planner, Perito Moreno attractions like Cueva de las Manos can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • To be honest, this tourist attraction is a bit disappointing. Of course we miss the necessary explanation from the guide, but otherwise there is not much to see. The images of the hands are also...  more »
  • Cueva de Las Manos is a very beautiful place, but the management is not very good. Guiding excursions (obligatory) are hurried and the paintings are behind fences. It is very difficult to make good.....  more »
  • Simply amazing - breathtaking to see these traces of mankind from over 9000 years ago. The site is located in a beautiful canyon and quite accessible. The guided tours - in EN and ES - are excellent, as the guides really know their stuff, and take roughly one hour.
  • Worth the drive. But having to pay twice the price because I am a tourist always rubs me the wrong way. Make sure you get the tour with Antonella as a guide. Her passion for, and knowledge of the place makes visiting this place twice as enjoyable.
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