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Handprints on cave wall in Cave of the Hands
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Cave of the Hands Tours

Cave of the Hands tours are perfect for those interested in history and nature. The Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands) in Patagonia is one of the best works of pre-historic cave paintings, dating several thousands of years ago. The creation process of the handprints, which are painted in bright hues of red, black, white, and yellow, is very interesting. An experienced local guide will explain how the Teheulches people pressed down one hand against the rock and blew the coloring agent through a blowpipe, which then left the vibrant outline of a hand. Paintings of hunting scenes and guanacos are also found here. On a trip to Patagonia, the Cueva de las Manos, or Cave of the Hands, is accessible from El Calafate. So you can combine a trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park with a trip to the Hands Cave. Contact us to arrange a tour of the Cave of the Hands, along with any other destinations in Patagonia.
 
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Covid-19 Update: Argentina is re-opening!

Entry requirements include:
PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure
Further test on arrival, taken in the airport. Results provided within 12 hours, you are free to travel during this time.
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Flights:
Many international flights have already resumed, including flights from the USA and Europe
Domestic flights are operating
Local laws:
Currently each province sets their own health and entry policies
Masks required in all public places
Most restaurants operating at 50% capacity
Updated Dec 22, 2020

Elsewhere in South America:

CountryOpen without quarantine?Covid-19 test required before travel?
BrazilYesYes (PCR)
ColombiaYesYes (PCR)
EcuadorYesYes (PCR)
BoliviaYesYes (PCR)
ParaguayYesYes (PCR or LAMP)
GuyanaYesYes (PCR)
Peru14 day quarantine in placeYes (PCR or antigen)
ChileOpen to travelers though 10 day quarantine currently required.Yes (PCR)
ArgentinaCurrently not open to most travelersYes (and again on arrival)
UruguayNoYes (PCR)
VenezuelaNo-
SurinameNo-
French GuianaNo-
FalklandsNo-
Updated Jan 4, 2021
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