Around the picturesque Chubut River valley, there are several towns with curious Welsh names, such as Rawson, Trelew, and Gaiman. Find out why this corner of Argentina is home to a small piece of Wales, and discover its community and culture, when you take this fascinating tour from Puerto Madryn.
Chubut Valley Trip
We will depart from your hotel in Puerto Madryn and head to Rawson. Once we have arrived at the capital of Argentina's Chubut province, we will board a boat (ticket not included) which will take us on a fantastic dolphin watching cruise. On the journey, you will see some of the most magnificent marine animals that inhabit the southern Atlantic region.
After the boat trip, we will head to the coastal resort of Playa Union, where you will have your own free time to try the delicious local seafood in one of the restaurants along the promenade (food not included). After we have reenergized, we hit the road once more, this time to the beautiful Chubut River valley region. This part of the province is where Welsh colonists established a 'tiny corner of Wales in South America'. Our next stop is the central heart of this community - the town of Gaiman.
Exploring the main streets of the town center, you will discover that the Welsh legacy still has a strong presence. The cultural heritage of Gaiman is found in every corner, from the old railway station to the colonial style housing that was built by the first arrivals at the end of the 19th century. Before leaving the town, we will visit a classic teahouse where you can try an authentic afternoon snack of delicious Welsh tea and biscuits.
Our last stop is at another large town in the valley which also has a traditional Welsh name - Trewlew. This settlement started to develop following the construction of the Central Chubut Railway which would link the Chubut River valley to Puerto Madryn. On our tour, you will find out why this train line was such an important milestone in the evolution of this region of Argentina. After, we will also visit the wonderful lagoon which is situated right in the middle of the town. Here you will see flamingos and other birds which form part of this unique ecosystem.
Out tour of Trewlew concludes with a visit to the Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum (ticket not included) where the enormous dinosaur fossils with leave you speechless. Finally, at the end of the trip, we will take you back to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 11 years old||Children under 4 years old|
Children from 4 to 11 years oldUS$ 38.90
Children under 4 years oldFree
* The price increases on the 30 June
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by airconditioned bus.
English speaking guide.
Dolphin spotting boat cruise in Rawson: 4000ARS (US$62.3).
Entry to the Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum: 500ARS (US$7.8).
Welsh tea tasting in Gaiman: 900ARS (US$14).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Puerto Madryn).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (you must attend with a carer).