Native Experience: Lakes and Caverns

Nativo Experience is a 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.

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

Then, 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.

Important: the start and end times of the tour can change until the previous day depending on the organization of the day.

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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
Drop off at hotel
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The schedule, order and the activities can vary depending on the organization of the day.

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