Walichu caves tour

Tours clásicos en El Calafate

Availability: Todo el Año


Walichu Caves + city tour. 
El Calafate tours, things to do and see, activities

 

.Season: All year. 
.Departures:
.From 01th may to 15th september: 14.00 hours
.From 16th september to 30 th april: 09.00 AM and 15.00 hours
.Duration: + - 3 Hours.
.Difficulty: None. For all ages.
.Physical Requirement: Moderate. Walking with slope of short duration.
.It does not include food or drinks.
.Bilingual Guide: Spanish - English
.Includes entrance to Punta Walichu and glaciarium
.Outfit: Sport shoes or trekking boots. Rubber and apres ski boots, as well as high heel shoes are not allowed. Comfortable sports wear, long trousers, warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sun block, gloves.
.Weather: Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers

 

We start with the visit to Punta Walichu, an archaeological site located 8 km from the town, which will show you the traces of the first men who walked these lands. 

A walk along the eaves and caves will allow you to observe cave paintings (originals and reproductions) as well as an exceptional view of Lake Argentino and the Andes. The circuit also crosses the main streets of the old town, showing you the typical first constructions of the pioneers as well as the current civic center buildings. The guide will be responsible for transportarte in time to the history of the first settlers, will show you the flora, fauna and other interesting details that treasures this small Tourist Village. You will visit the Coastal Walk and Redonda Bay, meters from the shore of Lake Argentino, 

where you can observe the abundant local birdlife. As a last scale, in the Center of Historical Interpretation you will observe, through a self-guided tour, the most important historical events from the glaciations to the present. Participate in the history of the place, contemplating El Calafate, on the banks of the imposing

 

Cuevas de Walichu & Glaciarium

 

.Season: All year. 
.Departures:
.From 01th may to 15th september: 14.00 hours
.From 16th september to 30 th april: 09.00 AM 
.Duration: + - 4 Hours.
.Dificultty: None. Suitable for all ages.
.Physical Requirements: It is aimed at people.
.Outfit: Comfortable sports wear, long trousers,warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses.
.Weather: Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers

 

We visit Punta Walichu  archaeological site located 8 km from El Calafate.

This site has an imposing view of Lake Argentino and serves as a meeting point for this original excursion that gets interested in anthropology and

Archeology while observing its geological formation of sedimentary rocks and a steppe-like vegetation. You can see here eaves and natural caves that used the Neolithic man to leave their footprints with paintings that date to about 4,500 years old

Approximately, according to investigations realized by the Museum of Natural Sciences of La Plata, in the year 1988.
The path of the interpretation trail will involve a simple walk from 45 minutes to 1 hour.

There is a sample with fossils, original projectile points, tools and photos of the last Tehuelches.

Punta Walichu is a journey through time, in addition to its archaeological value, surprises the beauty of the landscape, ideal to enjoy in its rocky coasts.

 

Around 17:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., we left Punta Walichu to go to GLACIARIUM, Patagonian Ice Museum, a modern center dedicated to the popularization

Of the Patagonian Ice. The suggestive architecture of straight lines and geometry resembling a glacier invite you to discover this fascinating world. In the dioramas,

Through the combination of photographs and scenography recreate some of the formations presented by glaciers. You can watch an audiovisual show

In three screens and a spherical projection to know the history of our planet. Tour the great Patagonian glaciers, know their details and behavior. Imagine what it is like to be one of the great ice sheets in the world when you see our Southern Patagonian Ice model.

We return to the hotels around 7:00 pm.


.Transportation from and to your hotel.

.Punta Walichu site guide.

.Entrance to Punta Walichu and Glaciarium.

  • Entrance fee to the National Park
  • Tour Guide

.Not include entrance fee to the Ice bar-

-Meals and beverages.


.Childrens from 12 to 4 years old 50% discounts.

.Childrens under 3 years old free.

.In order to apply this discount to minors, a copy of the ID must be sent before.

 


.The tour operator can modify the itinerary or shorten the tour depending on the weather conditions in order to avoid accidents, thus  making the best of each tour.


.Services begin and end at the passenger's accomodation within the City of El Calafate. For hotels outside the El Calafate city area please enquire. 


.Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers


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