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Walichu Caves

El Calafate, Argentina
+54 11 6120-4506
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The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines during the Paleolithic age, and have been restored where needed using the same ancient techniques.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good34%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Apr 16, 2018
“Historic Site Slowly Eroding Away”
Oct 10, 2017
“Magical.”
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El Calafate, Argentina
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+54 11 6120-4506
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Reviewed December 10, 2014

Located in a private property these paintings are far from being original. In fact, most of them are reproductions. However, they are used to teach visitors about the lifestyle of the people who lived in those caves. A Tehuelches’ “kau” (house) reproduction can also be...More

1  Thank Betty P
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We drove to the caves on a gravel dirt road and after meeting the non English speaking guide who asked for about $10 USD we left. I asked for a written English guide and she had none. She stated in Spanish that there were about...More

7  Thank 60adventurer
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

The caves are not well preserved... its a private property and the guide was not good... most of the paintings are copies, and the originals are unpainted, pitty...

2  Thank Paula M
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Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

My gf and I decided we would rent mountain bikes and bike around town for the day. The ride to walichu caves was not too long, the worst part was riding up the hill to get out of town, the caves themselves were nothing special,...More

1  Thank Derrick R
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

The sign does not say "caves" on it!! It makes no mention of the caves, and if you do not know that you are going to Walichu, you will get lost. We did. The sign says Walichu on it, so if you know to look...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The view of the lake is astonishing. Paintings are not original but still allow you to mentally recreate the imagine of what they used to be.

1  Thank Andreacrg
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Every local person know that this place is fake. The paintings are not from past times... the owner of the place paint the figures itself. That´s the words of the El Calafate Natives.

4  Thank Guilherme B
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Reviewed December 18, 2010

On the way to the airport (don't miss the sign at the entrance of a dirt road shortly after the police control station), Punta Walichu sits on the shore of the Lago Argentino. A small house contains a few pictures and artifacts and marks the...More

7  Thank maerev
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