Cuevas de Waira

Cuevas de Waira, Tilcara: Address, Cuevas de Waira Reviews: 4.5/5

Cuevas de Waira
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Inge G
Salmiya, Kuwait33 contributions
Couples
It is not easy to organize this tour as we had to go to the tourist office first to get the phone number of the guide and book the tour directly with him. Then when we showed up at 15:00 hrs for our tour the guide wasn't around and we had to wait some time but when we finally went to the caves it was truly beautiful. We were the only ones taking the tour at that time so it was a private one and our guide Jorge was really friendly and he took the time to explain us everything in detail in half Spanish half English. The hike towards the caves was very beautiful and you make a few stops along the way to watch the scenery. We reached the first cave after aprox. 1.5 hour and the second one was 5 min away from there. Especially the 2nd cave was a great experience as the view from the other side of the cave is spectacular! During the whole tour we only saw around 10 other tourists so it is very exclusive and a good experience. We for sure recommend this excursion!
Written 10 March 2018
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Richard T
Gatineau, Canada44 contributions
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Booked last minute with cachamay (you need a guide and his contact was available at tourist information desk). We were pleasantly surprised with this challenging hike which offered stunning and unique views of tilcara and surroundings. Be sure to bring loads of water (1-2 L /person). Guide was knowledgeable and attentive with great insight but is Spanish speaking only. This is not your typical cave and access requires a certain level of fitness. The day lasts 3-4 hrs depending on your fitness level. Try to book at least one day prior and leave no later than 0900 hrs for best lighting and heat levels. COVER up as sun/wind is relentless and bring proper footwear. Best hiking experience to be had in tilcara.
Written 6 October 2015
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cme
Portland, OR58 contributions
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This is probably one of the most gorgeous hikes I've ever been on. A friend and I went on a tour of the caves with Cachamay (would definitely recommend following all of his advice– he knows the region well and can give you great food tips also!) and it was a good half day adventure.

We didn't bring enough water or put on enough sunscreen, so learn from our mistakes! Bring a backpack and more water than you think you'll need– there's a good portion at the end when you return to town where you'll be in direct sun without shade, so both of the aforementioned liquids will be much appreciated by your body.

The view is also stunning on the hike up, in the caves, exiting the caves, and walking back to town, so bring a camera if you like taking pictures!!

Also, don't do what we did and drink a lot the night before and return to your hostel at 6am for a 9am taking off to go hiking. Rest the night before. Every part of your body will thank you.
Written 21 May 2015
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