Guachipas Rock Paintings

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USD $207

Highlights of Guachipas Rock Paintings

To the south of the Salteña city is located one of the best-kept archaeological treasures of the province, Las Guachipas Painted Caves, a sacred site and oratory of the Guachipas tribes. 

Also known as Cuevas Pintadas Las Juntas, they have around 33 eaves made of red sandstone rocks, with images of religious ceremonies, wars and scenes of the daily life of the native peoples.

In this activity you will be able to tour the caves while you let yourself be surprised by the ancestral knowledge and the secrets that the paintings keep. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will also visit the Cabra Corral Dam, the Finca Santa Anita, a ranch that keeps the tradition of the gaucho from Salta alive and the first Tobacco Museum in Argentina, which summarizes the pre-Columbian social, shamanic and ritual importance of this crop.
Price per person
USD $207
Price for 1 adult
USD $413
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Pick Up in downtown hotels in Salta from 07:00 a.m.
Drop off in downtown hotels in Salta at 6:00 p.m.
11 Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
September - April
* Round trip transfers
* Bilingual guide ESP/ENG
* Entrance to museums
* Tips
* Lunch
* Comfortable shoes and clothing.
* Sunscreen.
* Hat.
* Travel with original ID/Passport
Salta (AR)
* This activity requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate
* On special dates such as 09/15, Feast of the Lord and the Virgin of the Miracle, it may be difficult to drop off at hotels.
* Consult rates and operations for holidays on December 25 and January 1

Details of Day Tours

Our activity begins at 07:00 AM with the pick up at your hotel located in the downtown area of Salta. We will go to the south of the province, along national route No. 68, until reaching the CIARG, Guachipas Rock Art Interpretation Center.

/b>, considered one of the main attractions of Guachipas and the site with the highest archaeological hierarchy in the Lerma Valley.

Our visit continues towards the rocky hill. Eaves, caves and walls of red sandstone contain numerous representations of camelids, condors, felines and other native animals, as well as geometric and abstract figures. The surprising Guachipas Painted Caves were built between the 9th and 15th centuries by the native peoples who inhabited this region. 

< div style="text-align: justify;">The most striking thing is in some red, black and white figures that look like warriors, known as shield-men. Contemplating them means traveling back in time to that distant era, imagining those men and women, remembering their harmonious relationship with nature and, above all, respecting their legacy.

Around noon, we will take National Route 68 back and we will head towards the Cabra Corral Reservoir, there we will have free time to have lunch and appreciate the mirror of water of the dam of more than 130 km².

After the break, we will visit Finca Santa Anita, where family and local commitment have managed to rescue ancestral customs and unique pieces, shaping the first Tobacco Museum in Argentina. Typical productive activities such as the production of goat cheese, chili peppers, Creole tobacco and a collection of aromatic medicinal species and native trees, will make this visit a trip to the past full of aroma and ancient wisdom . 

The services end around 6:00 p.m. with the drop off at your hotel in Salta
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Cave Paintings Of Guachipas

Group Service. Includes: * Roundtrip Transfers * Bilingual guide ESP/ENG * Box lunch

Starts: 09:00 Hs
Duration: 11 HS
Operates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $206

Price for 1 adult: USD $411

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