PUERTO MADRYN -               

           ARGENTINA

 

TOUR # 1Punta Tombo ( 8 hs )

TOUR # 2Peninsula de Valdes (8 hs )

TOUR # 3Punta Loma ( 3 hs )

TOUR # 4:  Trelew & Gaiman ( 5 hs )

 

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PUNTA TOMBO

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Punta Tombo (8 Hours)

 

You will visit the most important Magellan penguins colony in Patagonia.Almost one million of these loveable creatures arrive from the Atlantic at this place every year in order to breed, incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration.

 

When your cruise ship docks at the Puerto Madryn port, you’ll be picked up by your professional guide and taken on a private shore excursion to Punta Tombo, located 2.5 hours south.

 

This peninsula, a fauna and penguin preservation area created in 1979, is home to the most important Magellan penguins colony in Patagonia.

 

Almost one million of these loveable creatures arrive from the Atlantic at this place every year in order to breed, incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration.

 

Thought the first penguins arrive in September and stay until April, the best season to see them is after November, once the babies are born, so this is the perfect opportunity for you to experience the penguins! 

 

Your guide will lead you down the 2-mile (3-km) stretch of beach so you can get up close to these amazing animals. Walk among the penguins, witness their habits, and see how they feed their babies, fight for the defense of their territories, and build their nests. You’ll watch these tender animals more closely than you ever imagined you could!

 

 

After this unique wildlife experience, you’ll be taken back to the Puerto Madryn port

 

 

 Included:

 

- Punta Tombo Ticket

- Professional Local Guide (English).

 

Not included:

 

- Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENINSULA DE VALDES

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Peninsula de Valdes (8 Hours)

 

 

Peninsula de Valdes where you will be able to see along the road, several types of wild life.

 

You can see sea elephants and the strange geographical formations of the caleta. This area is rich in fauna guanacos, choiques, fox, and a great variety of birds.

 

Transfer from the ship to Peninsula Valdes where you will be able to see along the road, several types of wild life.

 

Inside the Visitor's Centre we will visit the little museum where you can see historical material and videos about the area. We continue to Caleta Valdés, the place where the Provincial Reserve Punta Cantor is located. Here you can see sea elephants and the strange geographical formations of the caleta. This area is rich in fauna guanacos, choiques, fox, and a great variety of birds.

 

We will arrive at Punta Delgada, where we will make a special walk and will learn about how is sea elephant seal's life in this environment. After that we will stop at Puerto Piramide where you will see the sea lions colony on the ocean.

 

Getting back to Puerto Madryn, we will pass through Salinas Grande and Chica, which means "Big and small salt". Those are a pink coloured depressions located 40 meters under sea level.

 

After this unique wildlife experience, you’ll be taken back to the Puerto Madryn port. 

 

* the coastal watching can not be guaranteed.

 

 Included:

 

- Peninsula de Valdes Ticket

- Professional Local Guide (English).

 

Not included:

 

- Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUNTA LOMA

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Punta Loma (3 Hours)

 

 Punta Loma is a reserve where we can see hairy sea lions and it is located 17 kilometers at the south of Puerto Madryn. 

Apart from sea lions, several types of birds, like the Rockers Cormorants, who build their nests in the cliffs over the sea, live there.

Begin your day with a pick up from your hotel or cruise ship before leaving the city heading south.

Traveling along the coast, you will arrive at Punta Loma, which contains a permanent colony of sea lions and is the first natural reserve in the Province of Chubut.

The purpose of its creation was to preserve and protect the only permanent colony of South American sea lions, a mammal species spread all along the Atlantic and Pacific shores in Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia.

Walk along interpretive trails with your expert guide and view the animals from the cliffs. You will stay at Punta Loma for about one hour.

Nearing the end of Madryn, you find Punta Cuevas and a monument to the Tehuelche Indian.

This historic site offers unique views of the whole city before making your journey back home or to the port.

 

 

Included:

 

- Professional Local Guide (English).

 

Not included:

 

 

- Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRELEW & GAIMAN

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Trelew & Gaiman (5 Hours)

 

    Private tour of the towns of Trelew and Gaiman, the           center of Welsh colonial settlement in Argentina.

 

Step back in time as you browse interesting artifacts at Trelew’s Paleontological Museum, home to a replica of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cueva de las Manos.

 

This shore excursion from Puerto Madryn takes you on a private tour of the towns of Trelew and Gaiman, the center of Welsh colonial settlement in Argentina. Step back in time as you browse interesting artifacts at Trelew’s Paleontological Museum, home to a replica of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cueva de las Manos, and spend time walking around the charming streets of Gaiman.

 

Its name comes from joining two Welsh words "Tre" (means town) and "Lew" (for Lewis); this is "The town of Lewis". This Celtic name is a tribute to Lewis Jones, one of the first Welsh settlers arriving at these lands. The Celtic origin of the first Welsh immigrants left its mark in this picturesque town. The diversity of creeds of these settlers originated the construction of more than 30 chapels, many of which are still standing. The regional museum, located at Fontana Ave. at its crossing with Lewis Jones Street, is a very good alternative to visit. It is possible to observe many objects related to the Welsh immigration days, documents and testimonies of these first settlers' relationship with the Tehuelches aborigines, original inhabitants of this part of Patagonia.

 

But there is something you definitely cannot miss; the Paleontological Museum. The richness of the materials being exhibited here is known worldwide since in many cases they are original pieces instead of copies. It features several rooms, chronologically ordered, each one featuring a distinct environment according to the characteristics of the time period during which the existence of the animals whose fossils are being shown took place. The tour starts at a replica of the Hands Cave, at River Pinturas, done in such a way that the visitor gets the feeling of actually inhabiting one of those caves and enables him to look at the surrounding landscape just like our prehistoric counterparts did. The birds room is also amazing; reconstructions made out of fossils are exposed hanging from the ceiling, thus giving the impression of being flying over the visitors' heads. And there is of course a room devoted to sea fossils and a very interesting video about the origins of the universe and its evolution. All the visit can be self guided or escorted by expert, multilingual guides. Visiting this Museum is really a worthy activity to perform while in Trelew.

 

The picturesque town of Gaiman is a few kilometers

- Port/Hotel pick up and drop off

- Professional Local Guide (spanish, english or portuguese).

- Private Tour

 

Exclusions:

- Gratuities

- Lunch

- Tea doesn´t include

away; there you will be able to walk along its charming streets and meet the Welsh. And it will be quite difficult for you to avoid the temptation of tasting a complete Welsh tea, prepared according to unique standards and accompanied by delicious homemade pastries.

 

 

Included:

 

-Professional Local Guide ( English).

 

Not included:

 

- Lunch

- Tea

 

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