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Punta Walichu & Glaciarium

Punta Walichu & Glaciarium

An ideal combination. This excursion is especially designed for anyone who wants to do something different and take advantage of an afternoon in El Calafate.

Perfect combination of a city tour with visits to natural sites with archaeological remains. Chance to find out about the first vestiges of human existence in the region and to visit a museum with a cutting edge design and exhibition environmental.

  • We pick you up from your hotel at around 3 pm and take the road towards the Punta Walichu archaeological site, around 8 kilometres away from El Calafate. 
    The cave paintings are found in extremely beautiful natural surroundings; a geological formation of sedimentary rocks, steppe type vegetation and magnificent views over Lake Argentino, on which it is common to see erratic icebergs blown towards the east by the wind. 
    We get the chance to appreciate natural overhands and caves used as a site by stone age man to leave their mark, with cave paintings dating back around 4500 years. 
    It is worth mentioning that these paintings were discovered by Perito Moreno during his expedition to the River Santa Cruz (1877). He gave the place its name of Cerro Punta Walichu. 
    The interpretation trail is an easy, relaxed stroll lasting from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Fossils, aboriginal arrowheads, tools and photographs of the last Tehuelches to inhabit the region can also be seen during this walk.  
    We continue our excursion to GLACIARIUM, the Patagonian Ice Field Museum.
    Glaciarium, is a modern centre dedicated to providing information about the Patagonian Ice Field. The suggestive architecture is reminiscent of a glacier, full of straight lines and geometrical shapes, inviting visitors to discover this fascinating world. The museum contains large numbers of high quality graphics, photographs and dioramas recreating some of the formations present in glaciers. Visitors can enjoy a three-screen audiovisual show and a spherical projection on the history of our planet. 
    We take a tour of the major Patagonian glaciers to find out about their details and behaviour. 
    The bus back to your hotel leaves at 1 pm.

  • Frecuencia: Daily, not suspended by rain.
    Duration: Half day excursion. Departure: 9:00 am (returns 1:00pm). Regular service.
    Difficulty: No, suitable for all ages.
    Included: English speaking guide. It includes: Punta Walichu & Glaciarium access fee.
    Not included:  Extras of any kind.
    What to wear? Comfortable and warm clothes, waterproof jacket or windbreaker, cordoned sports shoes or hiking boots. Sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat for sun or warm to cold case. 

  • You can hire ON LINE by making a quote
    For this we have a form in each activity which must complete, entering your email address, the date of the excursion and select the drop-down menu the number of passengers and if necessary to deploy and indicate the number of passengers in the additional Depending on the package to be contracted, then press DRAFT so that the report of the selected value.

    By agreeing to the quote complete the required data and continue pressing the button that says RESERVE NOW, select the payment method to then load the data of your credit card and make the payment that ends the operation. Within the next 48 hours * we will process your reservations and send the corresponding checks with the necessary indications to consider the day of service delivery.

    For the payment through the deposit or the bank transfer from Argentina you must proceed in the same way making the quotation and then in the selection of means of payment select Bank Transfer, made the payment send a scanned copy or the photo of the voucher for the total of the package Indicating name and surname to the following address reservas@calafatexcursiones.com

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