Guided tour

El Calafate: Panoramic Tour with Punta Walichu

3.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

El Calafate: Panoramic Tour with Punta Walichu

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

From US$ 58 per person

Visit the coastal walk and Redonda Bay meters from the coast of Lake Argentino, where you can observe the abundant local birdlife. Explore Punta Walichu, a notable, local archaeological site.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup at you centrally located hotel lobby.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the interesting archeological site of Punta Walichu
  • Take in panoramic views of Lake Argentino and the Andes
  • Learn about the local flora, fauna, and landscape
Full description
Begin with a visit to Punta Walichu, an archeological site located 8 kilometers from the town, which will show you the traces of the first men who walked these lands. A walk along the eaves and caves will allow you to observe paintings, as well as appreciate an exceptional view of Lake Argentino and the Andes Mountains. The circuit also travels the main streets of the old town, showing you the first constructions of the pioneers as well as the current civic center buildings. The guide will transport you in time to the history of the first settlers and show you the flora, fauna and other interesting details that this quaint village has. Visit the Coastal Walk and the Redonda Bay, meters from the coast of Lake Argentino, where you can observe the abundant local birdlife.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from El Calafate
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup in residential or other types of lodgings, such as Airbnb
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Because I booked the day before, the info didn't get to the local company. They put me on a more expensive tour (which inckuded lunch, which was delicious) which I really appreciated. Punta Walichu was somewhat disappointing compared to other cave paintings I've seen and had been degraded with people carving initials/dates (modern) over some of the old paintings. Beautiful area, though.

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February 4, 2020

A truly panoramic place, not to be missed. Professional and competent guide.

January 3, 2020

Quiet tour for a half day in relaxation. It begins with a visit to the archaeological area near the Argentine lake and then moves to a vegetable garden, where it is possible to buy local products such as jams, liqueurs and creams, and ends with a visit to a small museum. Finally a small guided bus tour of el calafate. Recommended for families.

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December 29, 2019

Product ID: 291770