Native Experience: Lakes and Caverns

Nativo Experience is half day tour that offers an anthropological and historical approach to the passage of man in El Calafate area, rediscovering the experiences of the first expeditions ventured into the unknown by the Santa Cruz River. The tour focuses on the history of the early explorers contact with the Tehuelches (native Indians), crossing cliffs overlooking the lake on 4x4 vehicles and marveling at views of the environment. You will have lunch or dinner inside a cave while enjoying a unique experience in a totally natural setting.

$ 4.200 ARS
$ 4.200 ARS

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    Duration
      3 Hours.
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      Take warm clothes, comfortable shoes, gloves and hat because the food is offered inside a cave and, although it is equipped for tourism and sheltered from the rain, it can be very cold.
    Included
      Transfer from your hotel.Lunch or Dinner inside the cave. Entrance to Natural Reserve Estancia 25 de Mayo. Guide service.
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    Physical difficulty 30%

    The Nativo Experience tour is a half day activity in which you travel in 4x4 vehicles along the shore of Lake Argentino within the Estancia 25 de Mayo Natural Reserve, being ideal for the day of arrival or departure from El Calafate. The tour offers an anthropological and historical approach to the passage of man in these lands, rediscovering the experiences of the first expeditions ventured into the unknown by the Santa Cruz River and Lake Argentino.

    Nativo Experience focuses on the history of the first contacts of explorers with the Tehuelches (native indians of the area), crossing cliffs and marveling at views of Lake Argentino and the Andes Mountains.

    After we pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate in 4x4 vehicles, you will head to the Estancia 25 de Mayo Natural Reserve where the first stop is done on the shores of Lake Argentino. There, flora and fauna will be interpreted and an explanation on glaciology and geology will be given.

    The second stop will at the cliffs facing the lake from where you will have magnificent views of the surroundings and the Andes Mountains.

    Finally, on the third stop, you will visit the archaeological zone where the caves are located. There you will be able to appreciate rupestre art in cave paintings next to shore of the lake, where thousands of years ago the Tehuelche culture left its marks on the rock and we can interpret today. It is there, inside the cave, where you will have lunch or dinner while enjoying a unique experience in a totally natural environment that will transport you to those remote years of the first explorers. At night, you can enjoy one of the 10 best skies in the world to appreciate the stars.

    After finishing the tour and meal, you return to your hotel in El Calafate.

    Cave lunch or dinner menu

    11:00 Pick-up at hotel
    4x4 tour
    Panoramic viewpoint visit
    Views from Lake Argentino
    Rock paintings
    2000 a.c. Tehuelches paintings
    Lunch inside the cave
    Lamb stew
    14:00 Drop off at hotel
    Included activities
    Optional activities

    The schedule, order and the activities can vary according to the organization of the day.

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    Lunch or Dinner inside the cave
    Starter: homemade soup. Main course: lamb stew with vegetables. Dessert: chocolate mousse with praline. Includes wine, water or Patagonian spring.

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