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Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument

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Visiting Cueva del Milodon means to breathe and go back to prehistoric times. Located 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Puerto Natales, the cave still shows signs of the people who lived there over 12,000 years ago.

This historical monument –made naturally of rock- is 30 meters high, 50 meters wide and 200 meters deep.

The cave's attraction is not only its impressive visual shapes but the Milodon figure, a mammal –twice the size of a man- which lived in this region 5,000 years ago, amongst other prehistoric animals.

Attractions

Visual and scientific interest. In the place, scientifics have found vestiges from 12,00 years ago, confirming the existence of the Big Guanaco, the Milodon and human population.

Activities

Hiking, climbing, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Twelve region. Located 24 kilometers northwest of Puerto Natales and 270 kilometers north of Punta Arenas.

How to get there?

Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.

Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales: Land route, by Route 9 north.

Puerto Natales-Cueva del Milodon : Land route.

Santiago- Puerto Montt: Land route and airway.

Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales: Seaway.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Trasandino weather, with ice in high places. The summer media temperature reaches 10,8°C, with a maximum media of 23,5°C and a minumum media of 0,85°C in the same season.

Services

Transportation, information center, forest ranger.

Surroundings

Las Montañas Channel, Castillo Hill, W Network: Torres del Paine Base- Valle del Frances-Grey Lake, network: Cordillera Paine Lake, Puerto Natales seashort, Dos Lagunas, Calvo Fjord, Bories cold-storage plant, Balmaceda Glaciar, Gulf of Almirante Montt, Balmaceda Lake, Azul Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Paine Mountain, Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Antonio Varas Peninsula, Puerto Natales, Alacalufe National Reserve, Serrano River, Ultima Esperanza Inlet.

Admision

Price varies depending on the season:

- Between October and April: $1500 Chilean pesos for national adults and $3000 Chilean pesos for foreing adults. Kids pay $200 Chilean pesos.

- Between May and September: $800 Chilean pesos for national adults and $1500 Chilean pesos for foreing adults. Kids pay $100 Chilean pesos.

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