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Activities in El Calafate

El Calafate and Punta Walichu Tour

6 reviews | 23 travellers
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
(-6%) US$ 35
US$ 32.80
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Travel back in time when you take our fantastic tour to the archaeological site of Punta Walichu. You will discover amazing cave paintings that date back more thousands of years before exploring El Calafate on foot.

Travel back in time when you take our fantastic tour to the archaeological 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 archaeological 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 the Tehuelches, how they organized themselves as a 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 centre of El Calafate to take a delightful stroll through the streets of the historic town centre. 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.

Afterwards, we will visit the Historical Interpretation Center, where you will discover even more about the history of the town. You will hear how this was the setting for one of Argentinas most tragic historical episodes.

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 at your hotels.

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Price

Adults Children from 3 to 11 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 35 US$ 32.80
US$ 23 US$ 17.10
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 35 US$ 32.80
  • Children from 3 to 11 years old

    US$ 23 US$ 17.10
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Entry to Punta Walichu.

6% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Entry to the Historical Interpretation Centre.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (8:15 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
(-6%) US$ 35
US$ 32.80

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