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Cueva de las Manos

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Cave of the Hands contains prehistoric paintings.

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This place is amazing. The long bus trip is worth it!

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... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2015
Hartford, Connecticut

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank EtanM
Moscow, Russia
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

7 Thank sergey-sem48
Porto Alegre, RS
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

3 Thank gerhildschiller
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

Before coming I was expecting a cave, but the cave itself is more a depression in the canyon wall, so the mandatory tour (50 ARS pp) just follows the canyon wall for 700 m with all the hands behind rails with no close access. The tour guides are two and very nice, they make tours every 30 minutes or so,... More 

2 Thank Angryziber
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95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

The site itself is beautiful and mysterious. Really. I mean, thankfully, it is protected by Unesco since 1999 as a World Heritage Site. The “Cave of Hands” is 18-20km from the Estancia Cueva de las manos (formerly Estancia Los Toldos, see my review). The road is a little sinuous and rough, but enjoyable nonetheless, since there are herds of guanacos... More 

3 Thank Vox-trotter
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

The Canyon itself pays the visit and besides the cave is a World Heritage Site

1 Thank pinkfloyd412
Mendoza, Argentina
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

After driving around a large area of Patagonia, I can see why this site was chosen by these early peoples as a place of rest and refuge. Located on a mountain next to a beautiful valley, it's easy to understand the attraction of this place. The paintings on the walls remain a vivid reminder of those who came before us.... More 

4 Thank Fiona M
Buenos Aires
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2010

In Cueva de las Manos I felt the pressence of very ancient people, by the painting of their own hands. This is a misterious place. It's worth the hundreds of km of dirty roads to get there.

2 Thank EnriqueSt

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