Cueva de las Manos, Province of Santa Cruz

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, Province of Santa Cruz 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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  • 1 day trip but unmissable. You can stay in Los Antiguos, a beautiful and acpicible little town on the coast of Argentina's largest lake and the 2nd of South America
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  • It's impressive what you see not only in terms of paintings but in terms of landscapes and even the way to go. Go ready to walk and up and down, and take lots of photos. Being guided makes it much more interesting. It's worth it, capitalized
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  • 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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