1. Argentina
  2. Patagonia, Argentina
  3. El Calafate
  4. Walichu tip (Cuevas Gualicho)

El Calafate: Half-Day 4x4 Lake Argentino & Caves Tour

Product ID: 374951
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Take a half-day excursion in a 4x4 along the shores of the biggest lake in the country, Lake Argentino. Learn about indigenous culture and appreciate some ancient cave art. Enjoy a memorable lunch or dinner in a cave with views of the Andes.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 3 hours
Starting times 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Selected hotels in El Calafate. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

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  • Admire the magnificent Lake Argentino from Punta Bonita's cliff
  • Learn about the first contact with the Indigenous peoples of the area
  • Discover the incredible cave art at the Punta Walichu archaeological site
  • Enjoy lunch or dinner in a cave with views of the lake and the Andes
Full description
Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in El Calafate where you will climb into a 4x4 vehicle. Set off on your half-day excursion to explore the lakes and caves of Patagonia. First, drive along the shores of Lake Argentino, the largest lake in the country, and admire the impressive turquoise color of the water with the backdrop of the Andes Mountain Range. 

Then, the tour takes an anthropological turn, as you learn more about the first expeditions and indigenous communities of these lands. Learn about the first contact with the Tehuelche world and head into a cave where you can still see 1000-year-old rock paintings. Listen to the interpretations from your guide and feel as if you have stepped back in time. 

Finally, enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in the cave, taking in the views of Lake Argentino and the Andes in the background. At the end of your meal, climb back into the 4x4 and return to El Calafate where you will be dropped off at your hotel and the tour concludes.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Punta Walichu archaeological site
  • Lunch or dinner with beverages
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside the city
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour will take place in rain and snow
• Please advise the operator of any food restrictions in advance

From US$ 71.32 per person

Organized by

Patagonia Profunda

Product ID: 374951