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Cueva de las Manos

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Address: Rio Pinturas canyon, Argentina
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Cave of the Hands contains prehistoric paintings.

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Absolutely amazing

We visited here a year or two ago and loved it - one of the highlights of Argentina for us. It's not many places you get to see cave paintings from 10 000 years ago! We joined a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Thelastdodo2
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited here a year or two ago and loved it - one of the highlights of Argentina for us. It's not many places you get to see cave paintings from 10 000 years ago! We joined a group with a guide (guide is mandatory) and there was info in English as well as Spanish. The guide was very informative... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Wow, it´s a long trip, and your stay there may only last two hours or less, but it´s worth it! the landscape and the pictogramas are impressive. You do have to walk 5-10 min to see them and pass a lot of stairs!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Selbyville, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

This place is amazing. The long bus trip is worth it! We had one excellent tour guide and a very good translator. A young man who was alert to the nature around us and thanks to him we got to see and learn about the wild life as well as the art. There is also a small nice museum on... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I recomend to use a rental car or take a bus excursion from Perito Moreno. We joined to occasional group at Ruta 40 and needed to cross canion to rech Perito Moreno after it. At last stop before Perito Moreno, by the way from El Chalten to Bariloche, we had the opportunity to join an excursion to a known Las... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

difficult to get to, not by bus but it is definitely worth the visit bring time because the surrounding landscape is very interesting to walk through the cave itself is not a cave it is a overhanging rock the actual cave is only acessible for scientists nevertheless it is overwhelming to see 9000 year old spray art and drawings

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