Among the many geological gems located in Argentina, the Cave of Hands (Cueva de las Manos) is a visually stunning and often overlooked addition. This is not your typical Patagonian adventure, in that the cave itself is accessed via a fairly easy walk in the company of a mandated guide. It's the trip here, along miles of dirt roads that cut through beautiful, uninhabited Argentinean countryside, that give travelers who make the journey a sense of invigorating accomplishment.
Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, La Cueva de las Manos is located in the beautiful Rio Pinturas Valley, which alone might justify the ride out. Here, visitors get a chance to glimpse paintings that date back over 9,000 years. Telltale hands are paired with human and animal figures to create a unique and incredible array of forms that give insight into our shared human ancestry. If you've had enough Patagonian hiking for one day, this a great way to pair scenic natural beauty with primeval cultural intrigue.