Nativo is the name for this voyage through man’s past in these remote corners. An experience that invites us to walk the steps of our ancestors and discover the traces they left for posterity.
Through the Nativo experience, we will re-discover the stories of the first expeditions in Patagonia and of those brave men who ventured themselves into the unknown. We will explore the cliffs and the coasts of Lago Argentino in search of evidence of contact between these pioneers and the natives, to then immerse completely in the Tehuelche world.
The adventure starts with a pick-up at the Hotel in Calafate in land rover overland vehicles. We will be driven to the coasts of Lago Argentino for an interpretation of the ground and the flora, with help from the guides that will instruct us on glaciology and geology. Lago Argentino is the biggest of the Argentinian lakes. Its name was given by Perito Moreno himself, who was amazed by the deep blue color of its water and the pristine white in the peaks of the surrounding mountains.
After exploring the ground along the coasts of the lake, we will move forward to Punta Bonita’s cliff, the second stop in our itinerary. At Punta Bonita, we will appreciate the panoramic views of the lake, the Andes, and the city of Calafate, to then descend for the final lap of the tour.
At this point, we will visit the caves of Punta Walicho. In this outermost place, we will find the rupestrian register of men that came south during the last big glaciation. Punta Walichu is a Patagonian icon, the name comes from a Tehuelche god who was believed to inhabit these caves. At punta Walicho, we will learn a lot about the hunting customs of this primitive ancestors as well as the perception that they had about themselves and the world around them.
To end an extraordinary day, we will enjoy a delicious meal in the most exotic location: a cave. The table will be already settled for our arrival and the atmosphere is cozy and warm. The menu consists of a homemade soup entrance, followed by lamb stew or sautéed rice and vegetables for vegetarians and vegans, accompanied with wine or water. For dessert, you can enjoy a delicious chocolate mousse with almond praline. After this magnificent delight for our palate, we will be driven back to our hotel.
This three-hour tour that will let you grasp al the spirit of Patagonia. It is ideal for those who arrive of for those who leave. There are also two different schedules, you can take it in the morning or in the afternoon, though we recommend taking the night tour if you wish to enjoy the starriest sky that you will ever see.
If you wish more information about this experience, please contact us at Kallpa Tour Operator!
- Duration: 3 hours
- Pick up from hotels start at: 11:00 am and 06:00 pm
- Difficulty: Low
- Feasible all year.
- Vegetarians menus must be required with anticipation.
- Hotel Pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fee to archaeological zone
- Bilingual Guide
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED