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Review of Cueva de las Manos

Cueva de las Manos
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Owner description: Cave of the Hands contains prehistoric paintings.
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very intersting site unesco of ancient paintings. Very good to visit for everybody incl elder people. The walk is almost flat and not difficult. It is warm. Watch the hand with 6 fingers.

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

we were lucky and the only visitors.
First of all, the ride until the cave is very beautiful with so many different rockformations. And the visit with a very friendly young guide who spoke very well english pleased us a lot. I suggest to make the ride and go back in history.

Thank JenkeGoffa
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

It's a bit of a drive, no matter if you've rented a car or are going on a guided tour but every second is worth it - and while the access roads are bumpy and a bit dusty, the opportunity to see unique wildlife pays off. We saw an armadillo, countless guanacos, wild ostrich and flamingos just on the way there! Not to mention the incredible red rock and pampas scenery..

For guided tours we discovered several operators out of Puerto Montt but having our own 4x4 truck made for a very memorable trip and the flexibility to stop for as many photos as we wanted. When we arrived (go early) there weren't any other tourist and we were treated to a long (1.5 hr) tour and truly felt like our guide allowed us to enjoy the art at times staying quiet, and at other he chimed in with truly informational, entertaining details (like which minerals resulted in the different colors)

For more avid hikers, there is a longer trail that winds through the canyon and provides better interaction with the local flora and fauna, so make sure to bring hiking boots. Basic food is served, but better to pack your own - as well as a large bottle of water, a hat and sunscreen - it gets hot!

The caves, or rather overhangs allow you to get very close to the art and as they are located on the edge of a canyon, condor viewings are common. We paid a $4.00 entrance fee and brought our own food, and slept in Chil Chico for the night making it a very affordable experience.

I run a travel site aimed at meaningful travel and unique experiences, and this is still one of my favorites. For a complete guide and review feel free to read it here: http://taproottravel.com/cueva-de-las-manos/

3  Thank cperron
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

It is a humble experience to see art that dates 13,000 years. It is a difficult to get to this place but extremely rewarding to visit it. We had a guide that was superb!!!. It is fun and interesting when you have a guide that has pride and knowledge about the area.

3  Thank Jose P
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

Fascinating canyon and Caves With tons of different paintings, mostly of hands, but also of different animals and symbols. Everything from 1300 to 9300 years old. Rare to see such old manifests of a long gone Indian culture in these parts of the world. No wonder the Caves are on the UNESCO list of world Heritage. The road is not too bad, and you easily drive from Perito Moreno to visit the Caves, and on to Gobernadores in a day. Even better: Stay overnight at the Hotel Bajo Caracoles - fascinating hotel in the middle of nowhere. Do not miss this sight if you pass on the Routa 40!

4  Thank wilhelmm-norway
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