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Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns
4.5

Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns

By Patagonia Profunda
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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It is a tour in 4x4 where every moment is a unique experience. The coast of Lake Argentino is surrounded by nature and history. The ascent to Punta Bonita cliff allows to have an excellent panoramic view. The Punta Walichu archaeological site is visited where the cave paintings made by natives are interpreted in the walls of caves. We finish the tour in one of the caves, where you have lunch or dinner, with an impressive view of the lake and the mountains.
from
$94.00
per adult
from
$94.00
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-100, max of 24 per group
Duration:3h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Entry: homemade soup. Main dish: lamb casserole with vegetables. Dessert: chocolate mousse Beverages included: wine, juice and mineral water. Optional vegetarian: sauteed vegetables
  • Entry: homemade soup Main dish: lamb casserole with vegetables. Dessert: chocolate mousse Beverages included: wine, juice and mineral water. Vegetarian option: sautéed vegetables.
  • Entrance to the archaeological site Punta Walichu
  • Entry/Admission - Walichu Caves


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up passengers who are staying in hotels in the city of El Calafate.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 169338P1

  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns?
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How much is Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns?
Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns price starts from $94.00. Discover and book Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns on Tripadvisor
What is the Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns cancellation policy?
Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns?
Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns is hosted by Patagonia Profunda. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Patagonia Profunda on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 169338P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Lago Argentino
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Walichu Caves
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

SLR1120
SLR1120
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FAR exceeded expectations
This trip was awesome!!!! After not being able to kayak at the glacier Because it sold out, I thought well… I guess
sjnic
sjnic
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Loved it!
We booked this trip not really knowing what to expect other than we wanted to see more of El Calafate. We LOVED it
wanderlust030691
wanderlust030691
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Kayaking down the Santa Cruz
We had so much fun with this excursion! We are not expert kayakers but Ruben taught us everything we needed to know
simon1494
simon1494
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Flawless tour!
We took the tour with my brother because we wanted something else than just go mountain walk. We sure enjoyed the e
kiran-indi
kiran-indi
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Majestic Land Patagonia
I Visited from india. it was fun experience, instructors were way more nice and describe everything in both languag
Rafael P
Rafael P
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Kayak Experience
We were very excited when we booked this experience in Patagonia Chic, but the activity really exceed our expectati
551beel
551beel
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Darwin experience
A fantastic day out. The guides Sebastian and Cole were fantastic; knowledgeable, fun and safe. The food at the en
mariapazs2013
mariapazs2013
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Great half day tour
Awesome tour! Beautifull views and animals. Our guide Pol made the experience even better! He knew and explain ever
127finns
127finns
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Excellent Evening!
I was picked up promptly by my guide at 4PM. Although we were going slow to start off, we soon spotted three Condor
Adriana G
Adriana G
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Kayaking with Darwin Experience
My husband and I had a great time kyaking in rio Santa Cruz and a delicious lunch in a patagonian estancia by the r
intrepid2458
intrepid2458
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Great day
Thoroughly enjoyed our day today. Sergio was a great and enthusiastic guide who obviously loves his job. Saw lots
Mikinsp
Mikinsp
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Fun trip
Super nice guys, good drive, but not really much to see considering the price. The “dinner” was good but somewhat m
paulab011
paulab011
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Excellent
A knowledgeable guide took us into the hills where we saw an eagle and its nest, guanacos, condors, rheas and many
Snoozen321
Snoozen321
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Guanacos guaranteed but be very explicit if you have dietary restrictions
Unfortunately, we went on a day with a big group, and the very large 4x4 seemed to have scared off many animals (it
Susiiequesie
Susiiequesie
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A landscape like no other
We took the 4pm safari experience and it was really wonderful. You were able to appreciate the incredible vastness
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Amber S
7 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide today was Nacho and he was fantastic. He picked us up at our hotel and drove us to Lago Argentino, giving us current and historical information along the way. The view of the lake was stunning. Nacho provided us detailed and interesting information about the cave paintings and native people. The excursion ended with a fantastic meal of soup, stew, dessert and wine in a cave overlooking the lake. We even had a grey fox visit us! This was a great introduction to our stay here in El Calafate.
Written March 26, 2022
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patagoniaprofundafte
Hello! Thank you very much for your comments and for recommending us! We are glad to know that you enjoyed the Nativo experience! We hope to see you soon! Thank you very much, greetings!
Written March 28, 2022
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Berthaki
Arequipa, Peru164 contributions
Feb 2020
Nativo experience was one of the best tours I took in Argentina. Our guide Nacho gave us interesting information not only about the place we visited, but also about Argentinean history. The views of the lake are awesome and the cave paintings, although few, are very interesting. At the end of the tour they offer a traditional lunch served inside a cave, a different experience for sure. I just have one suggestion, as Argentineans are expert in grills, I think the main dish should be grilled lamb, this would make the tour just perfect!
Written February 27, 2020
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Hola! Muchas gracias por enviarnos su reseña. Nos complace saber qué disfrutaron de Nativo Experience, de las vistas al Lago Argentino y del Arte Rupestre. Muchas gracias por la sugerencia sobre el menú, lo tomaremos en cuenta! Esperamos verlos nuevamente. Saludos.
Written March 2, 2020
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Caroline Welch
New York City, NY26 contributions
I was one of the youngest people on this tour, one of the only participants by myself, and one of the only English speakers, but Paul, my guide, made me feel so welcome! He was incredibly friendly, really informative, and an all-around nice person. Learning about the first tribes who had lived in this Patagonian region was interesting and the meal was amazing, although in October it was super cold, so not the most comfortable environment. But definitely a memorable experience! Thank you!
Written October 21, 2019
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Hi Cwelchy! Thank you! We are very glad that you enjoyed the experience. Now you will have these pleasant memories in your heart. We hope you come back soon. Regards
Written October 30, 2019
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Martine J
Tampa, FL13 contributions
Sep 2022
Was very unsure what to expect but was surprised. Only drawback to this tour was the cave visit it was very dark and some of the ground was unstable and rocky and with little light not a good idea for older people
Written September 28, 2022
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Wassima M
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
A great experience. Sergio was great as a guide. The information about the area and the people was very interesting. Dinner was great.
Written January 19, 2020
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Thank you for your opinion. We are glad to know you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again here. Regards.
Written January 21, 2020
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Lily C
Houston, TX6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Very nice and kind staff . Being so close to the Argentino lake was awesome! The story about the native population must not be missed either . The lamb stew and the wine for lunch in the cave was a delicious combination. Highly recommend this experience!
Written December 24, 2019
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Hi Paula. Thank you very much for telling us how was your experience. We are deeply pleased to know that everything was great. Thankful greetings. -> Remember to follow us on our Instagram account to relive the experience. @patagoniaprofunda
Written January 3, 2020
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roberttkalcec
Zell im Zillertal, Austria5 contributions
Every our tour in Argentina was interesting but when you get a guide like Sergio you get the highest level of excitement, atmosphere and experience...you can feel the places, the story and enjoy like an actor involved in the film
Written December 23, 2019
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Hi Robert, Thank you! We are very glad that you enjoyed the experience. Now you will have these pleasant memories in your heart. We hope you come back soon. Regards
Written January 7, 2020
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Liverpool1990
London, UK3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Good tour option for a half day. Our guide was excellent. The food was yummy. I had 3 portions of the lamb stew. The wine was nice too. The setting was great, looking out from within the cave at the gorgeous views.
Written October 17, 2019
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Hi! We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We hope you come back soon. Regards
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nativo Experience - Lakes & Caverns | El Calafate, Argentina