The Argentino Lake is the third biggest lake in South America. Surrounded by mountains and fed by giant glaciers, this lake astonishes local and foreign visitors with its immensity and special color. It was exactly that light blue color, the mountains covered in white and the light blue sky what motivated Francisco P. Moreno to name it “Argentino”.
“Nativo Experience – Lakes and caves” is a 4×4 activity through the Argentino Lake’s shore, with an anthropological approach that tours man’s presence along the years in this region. The aim is to rediscover the first expeditions of the brave ones who dare to go into the unknown and how their first interaction with the natives was. Thus, among cliffs and views to the Andes Mountain Range, one personally feels the Tehuelche world along 20km. Stopping for taking pictures will help to go even deeper in typical flora and fauna details, as well as trying to understand the legacy left by those natives through their cave paintings. Imagination will be set free among chenques and awnings, immersed in thousands of years of history.
On the lake’s shore, there are millennial caves where Tehuelche culture left its mark printed on the rocks to be read. After visiting them, participants finish the tour having lunch or dinner inside another big cave.
Pick up: 11:00hs – Drop off: 14:00hs approx.
Pick up: 18:00hs – Drop off: 21:00hs approx.
NOTE: The reported schedule is estimative and it may be modified for a better activity development.
Pick up in Hotel in town.
Meals are served inside a sheltered cave. Nonetheless, it is recommended to wear warm clothes, gloves and hat.
Maximum Capacity per Departure: 18
Maximum Capacity per Vehicle: 6
Lunch/Dinner menu: Homemade soup; lamb stew with vegetables; chocolate mousse with almond praline; wine, water and Patagonian appetizer.
NOTE: Vegetarian menu available if required in advance: rice and vegetables wok.