Travel back in time when you take our fantastic tour to the archeological site of Punta Walichu. You will discover amazing cave paintings that date back more thousands of years before exploring El Calafate on foot.
El Calafate and Punta Walichu Tour
After picking you up at your hotel at the selected time, we will head to the amazing Punta Walichu archeological site by bus.
After driving for about twenty minutes, we arrive at the amazing set of ancient caves adorned with stunning wall paintings that are thousands of years old. Here you will also encounter fantastic recreations of historic Indian settlements.
During the guided tour around Punta Walichu, you will learn all about who the Tehuelches were, how they organized themselves in society, and how they lived in such an inhospitable area surrounded by icy glaciers. Here, you will also enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Argentino Lake, the largest lagoon in Argentinian Patagonia.
We return to the center of El Calafate to take a delightful stroll through the streets of the historic town center. We will walk along the coastal promenade that runs along the shores of Lake Argentino whilst learning all about the beautiful local flora and fauna that surrounds us.
Afterward, we will visit the Historical Interpretation Center, where you will discover even more about the history of this captivating town. You will hear how this was the setting for one of the Argentinas most tragic episodes in history.
Finally, we will visit a local orchard of fruits and vegetables where you will have the opportunity to buy some freshly harvested produce for yourself. Our guided tour of El Calafate ends with a transfer back to your hotels.
|Adults||Children from 3 to 11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children from 3 to 11 years oldUS$ 20
Children under 3 years oldFree
* The price increases on the 30 April
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Entry to Punta Walichu.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.