Welcome to Trelew


Founded in 1886 as a railway junction, Trelew (tre-ley-ooh) owes its easily mispronounced name to the Welsh contraction of tre (town) and lew (after Lewis Jones, who promoted railway expansion). During the following 30 years, the railway reached Gaiman, the Welsh built their Salón San David (a replica of St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire), and Spanish and Italian immigrants settled in the area. In 1956 the federal government promoted Patagonian industrial development and Trelew’s population skyrocketed.


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Trelew, Gaiman Private Shore Excursion from Puerto Madryn

When your cruise ship docks at the Puerto Madryn port, your professional guide will pick you up and take you 1 hour south to Trelew, where you'll discover the interesting Celtic origin of this cultural Patagonian hub on a private tour. You'll learn that the first Welsh immigrants in the 19th century left a mark on this picturesque town, as seen in the various chapels and architecture. First, head to the Paleontological Museum, widely known for its interesting, authentic exhibits. Here, you’ll see original artifacts and ancient fossils as you tour several chronologically ordered rooms, each featuring a distinct environment according to the characteristics of the time period. See a replica of the Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands), a famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed cave in the valley of the Pinturas River. This life-like replica will transport you back to ancient times, giving you a unique look at what it was like to live in those caves some 13,000 years ago. Also amazing is the bird room, where fossil reconstructions hang from the ceiling, making it seem as if they’re flying overhead. Don’t miss the room devoted to sea fossils and an interesting video about the origins and evolution of the universe. After your tour of the museum, hop in the car and make your way to the nearby town of Gaiman, located near the River Chubut. Spend time with your knowledgeable guide walking along the charming streets to get a feel for the Welsh atmosphere -- Gaiman is actually the cultural and demographic center of the main region of Welsh settlement in Argentina. Stop by a café to sample some Welsh tea (own expense), prepared according to unique standards and accompanied by homemade pastries.You’ll then be driven back to the Puerto Madryn port to conclude your tour. Worry-Free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to the Puerto Madryn port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$1990 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Patagonia Family Vacation 2 weeks

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (Palermo)Stop At: Palo Santo HotelAfter landing you will be transferred to an apartment in the neighborhood of Palermo. Your local guide will welcome you and suggestions to make the most of your neighborhood and the local cuisine with your family.Free afternoon to explore Palermo and surroundings.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting: Bosques de Palermo - Japanese Garden - Botanical Garden - National Museum of Fine Arts - Museum of Decorative Art - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Recoleta Cultural Center - Recoleta Cemetery.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos AiresDay 2: Buenos Aires City Tour Stop At: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictFor this second day, your guide will take you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, historic places such as the Plaza de Mayo and the Cabildo, until you reach the neighborhood of La Boca, and its famous Caminito street, a true journey into the past where you can appreciate the old houses built by immigrants.After strolling through the city, you will have the opportunity to experience the local cuisine. You will be receive by a local family and learn to cook typical foods: empanadas and argentine barbecue.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Buenos AiresDay 3: Field day and outdoor activities in Delta IslandStop At: Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta, Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires, Central ArgentinaYou will take a boat for an hour out of the city to the Delta Island, to stay in a ranch and enjoy outdoor activities for the whole family: canoeing and kayaking on the river, bike rides and hikes to discover the nature place or they can rest in hammocks in Paraguay while they try the "mate" (traditional argentinian infusion based on yerba mate). In the evening, you will have a typical local dinner and spend the night in the ranch.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bonanza Deltaventura, a ranch of 1890 in Delta Island.Day 4: Field day and outdoor activities in Delta IslandStop At: Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta, Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires, Central ArgentinaWe suggest you to wake up early to watch the sunrise overlooking the river and enjoy another day full of activities for your family: swimming, paddling on the river, horseback riding or zip line are some of the options. In the afternoon, you will return by boat to the Puerto de Tigre to return to your apartment in Palermo.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Palo Santo, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos AiresDay 5: Welcome to the Patagonia: Flight to El Calafate and travel by car to El ChalténStop At: Road to El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaTransfer to the airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, you will pick up your rental car and leave for El Chaltén. After 3 hours of driving you will arrive at the town, and you will spend the night in a mountain refuge.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cabañas El Barranco, mountain refuge in El Chalten.Day 6: El Chaltén: Free day to explore the town and trekking Stop At: Mirador del Torre, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaWaking up between mountains and snowy peaks, that's waking up in El Chaltén. There are many walks or treks to do in this city and get a better view of Mount Fitz Roy and its wonders views.Recommendation: Some simple and short walks are: Chorrillo del Salto (1 hs) - Mirador del Torre (3 hs) - Laguna Capri - (4 hs).Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cabañas El Barranco, mountain refuge in El Chalten.Day 7: El Chaltén: free day of trekking and return to El CalafateStop At: Laguna Torre, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaSecond day off for trekking and contemplate the landscapes of the area. At the end of the day, you will return to El Calafate to continue the journey to the glacier region.Recommendation: Laguna Torre (walk from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) along with Laguna de los Tres (walk from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) is one of the most classic walks of the place.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Solares del Sur, El CalafateDay 8: Los Glaciares National Park: Navigation of the Argentino Lake Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaIn the morning, you will make a half-day excursion to a typical ranch, with a demonstration of sheep herding with dogs and horses, demonstrations of shearing and other rural activities and enjoy an argentinian barbecue. In the afternoon, you will sail the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and its footbridges.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Solares del Sur, a 3 stars hotel in El Calafate.Day 9: Welcome to Península de Valdés: the kingdom of the whalesStop At: Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaIn Calafate Airport you will take a flight to Trelew. At the airport you will rent a car to travel to Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdés, explore the city, go to the beach and discover the flora and fauna.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dazzler Madryn, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 10: Welcome to Punta Tombo: The paradise of penguinsStop At: Punta Tombo, Dos Pozos, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaFree day to visit Punta Tombo, the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in Latin America. This reserve is home to almost 150,000 pairs of penguins, who come to incubate their eggs between September and April.This day you will be able to carry out an optional activity closer to marine animals, you can go out in kayak to see the sea lions up close playing in their natural habitat and accompanying them on their journey through the sea.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dazzler Madryn, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 11: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides: on the road of the guanacosStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will discover the terrestrial fauna of the peninsula: guanacos, ñandus, and the Darwin maras (better known as patagonian hares) and the marine fauna, wolves and elephant seals and the famous southern right whale.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Caracoles, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Pirámides.Day 12: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides: The kingdom of the whalesStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaDay 12: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides In the direction of the whales Finally, it’s time to meet the famous southern right whales, that will be present in the Valdés Peninsula from july to december. You will have the opportunity to see them from the beach, and then you will get on a boat to get close and see these giants of the sea up close.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Caracoles, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Pirámides.Day 13: Return to Buenos Aires (Flight and transfer to the hotel in Palermo)Stop At: Aeroparque Internacional Jorge NewberyYou will return your rental car and go to Trelew airport, you will take a flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your apartment in Palermo. Afternoon and free night to enjoy the last day in the city with family. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 14: End of the trip. Transfer to the airportStop At: Ezeiza International AirportLast hours in Buenos Aires and transfer to the international airport according to your flight schedule.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2530 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Tour to Authentic Patagonia 17 days

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (Palermo)Stop At: Palo Santo HotelYou will arrive in Buenos Aires and you will be transferred to your hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo.Afternoon and free night.Recommendation: At night, we suggest visiting a "milonga", a typical room where locals and visitors gather to dance tango. This traditional dance is classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour (historic center and Southern Neighborhoods: La Boca/ San Telmo)Stop At: San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictThis morning, your guide will take you to discover the colorful neighborhood of La Boca, famous for its Caminito street, a true open-air museum, and then you will visit the historic center, observing different architectural styles, impressive domes and you will walk through its Haussmannian boulevards to end the tour in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo.Rest of the day free to discover the capital.Duration: The city tour lasts 3 hours.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 3: Welcome to Patagonia: arrival in Puerto PirámidesStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will leave the capital on a flight to Trelew, you will be transferred to Puerto Pirámides, in the heart of the Valdés Peninsula. On the road you will enjoy the landscapes: steppes with impressive desert landscapes. After approximately 2 hours of travel, you will arrive at your accommodation, a charming inn located 150 meters from the beach.Afternoon and free night to rest and walk around Puerto Pirámides.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Eco Hosteria del Nomade, Puerto PiramidesDay 4: Puerto Pirámides: Excursion sighting of southern right whalesStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will leave with a small group for an observation excursion of southern right whales, which you will be able to see swimming in the waters of the Valdés Peninsula between August and December. The captain and his crew will tell you about the coast, its ecosystem and the natural life cycle of these giant marine mammals.Return to Puerto Pirámides in the afternoon. Free night.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Eco Hosteria del Nomade, eco hostal from Puerto Pirámides.Day 5: Puerto Madryn: Exploring the wildlife Stop At: Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will learn a little more about the wildlife of the Peninsula Valdes, you can see penguins, wolves and elephant seals and whales from July to December. At the end of the day, transfer to Puerto Madryn, where you will spend the night before flying to the end of the world.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: La Posada de MadrynDay 6: Welcome to Ushuaia: Flight, transfer and free afternoonStop At: Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaYou will fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.Free afternoon to explore the city or rest.Recommendation: End of the World Museum - Maritime and Presidio Museum of Ushuaia - Plaza Islas Malvinas - End of the World TrainDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.Day 7: Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park: Exploring the parkStop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaIn the morning you will make an excursion through the Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will be surprised with its unique landscapes, between lakes, forests and the magic of the end of the world.You will make a simple walk of 2: 30hs to reach the Lapataia Bay, enjoying the incredible landscapes.Return to Ushuaia.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.Day 8: Navigation in the Beagle Channel, Isla Martillo and Estancia HarbertonStop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaYou will leave the pier for a navigation in the Beagle Channel. You will navigate to the lighthouse of the Eclaireurs, between Argentina and Chile and you will see colonies of sea lions and cormorants. You will visit the Harberton ranch, the oldest in the province, which used to shear sheep, and has maintained its original structure until now. Then you will board a boat to the island of Martillo, with your specialized guide you will take a walk to observe the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins.Return to Ushuaia at the end of the day. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.Day 9: El Calafate: Sailing Argentino Lake, visit an archaeological site and patagonian dinner in a caveStop At: El CalafateYou will arrive to the city of El Calafate, from where you will be transferred to your hotel.As an optional, you will be able to make a unique excursion in 4x4 with your guide you will sail Argentino Lake and its turquoise waters, you will visit an archaeological site where you will observe cave paintings of pre-Tehuelche culture (more than 4000 years old) and you will enjoy a patagonian dinner in the cave.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Larsen, El Calafate.Day 10: Welcome to the Perito Moreno Glacier: Field day at Nibepo Aike and navigation of the glacierStop At: El CalafateIn the morning, you will go to a typical ranch ("estancia") where you will see equestrian demonstrations and have lunch as a gaucho, a real barbecue. The afternoon will be dedicated to a navigation on Lake Argentino to be more of the Perito Moreno glacier and enjoy the views from the footbridges.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Larsen, El CalafateDay 11: Sailing the Upsala Channel and field day at Nibepo Aike RanchStop At: Upsala Glacier, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaYou will navigate through the Upsala Channel, between the icebergs and surrounded by magnificent landscapes with a view on the western front of the Upsala glacier, up to the landing point in the estancia. Typical lunch in the place. Then you will board a 4x4 to climb the mountain and enjoy the privileged view of the east face of the Upsala Glacier and Lake Guillermo.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Posada Larsen, El Calafate.Day 12: San Carlos de Bariloche: Cultural exchange experience with a community of native (mapuches)Stop At: Bariloche airportTransfer to the airport where you will take a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. Once there you will be transferred to a small Mapuche community located in the heart of a valley, about 30 km from Bariloche.You will be received by the local family who will tell you about the way of life of this community, its histories and customs, and you will participate in daily rural activities, such as the elaboration of farm cheeses, milking cows, etc.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: You will stay in a rustic cabin a few steps from the family house of the mapuche's community.Day 13: Discovering the rural life of the mapuche communityStop At: San Carlos de Baraloche to Puerto Varas, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaAfter a local breakfast, you will go with one of your hosts for a walk in the surrounding mountains. When you reach the top, in addition to the spectacular view, you will see some condors. You will share a traditional "barbecue" with your hosts before returning to Bariloche at the end of the afternoon.You will rent a car to return to Bariloche, you will be able to cross the avenue along the Nahuel Huapi Lake and you will arrive at the hotel, a charming alpine inn at the edge of the lake.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Costas del NahuelDay 14: Touring the Seven Lakes Road: From Bariloche to San Martín de Los AndesStop At: San Martín De Los AndesYou will leave with the rental car to Route 40 on a trip along the Seven Lakes Road to San Martin de los Andes, a spectacular road between mountains, forests and mirrored lakes.We recommend stopping to discover the towns of Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes and the Vulignanco waterfall, the Beautiful Lake or the Arrayán viewpoint in Lacar Lake .Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: La Posta del cazadorDay 15: Return to Bariloche: From San Martín de Los Andes to BarilocheStop At: San Martín De Los AndesYou will take the route to Bariloche again.Free afternoon to visit the city.Recommendation: We suggest you take the "Small Circuit" by car, the coastal circuit that will allow you to enjoy many points of view between the mountains and lakes of Llao Llao and Nahuel Huapi.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Costas del Nahuel, a 3 stars hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche.Day 16: Return to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and free nightStop At: Palermo Soho HouseReturn to Buenos Aires, where you will have the last free night and the opportunity to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of the San Telmo neighborhood where your hotel is located.Recommendation: For the night, we suggest closing this incredible trip with a tango show or go to a milonga", a typical room where locals and visitors gather to dance tango.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: L'Adresse Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 17: End of the trip. Transfer to the airport.Stop At: Ezeiza International AirportTransfer to the international airport according to your flight schedule.Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$890 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Tour to Patagonia one week

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to Argentina: Flight to Trelew and transfer to the hotel in Puerto MadrynStop At: Puerto Madryn ChubutAfter a previous appointment to deliver the vouchers of your trip, you will undertake your initial flight to the city of Trelew. Once there, you will be transferred to the city of Puerto Madryn.Free afternoon to explore the city.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting the beach and the center of the city, where you can taste sea delicacies.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 2: Excursion to Playa Unión and Punta Tombo Pingüinera Stop At: Punta Tombo, Dos Pozos, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaToday you will visit the most important penguin colony in Latin America. The first stop is the Port of Rawson, Playa Union where you will make a navigation to spot the largest dolphin, the smallest dolphin in the world (the excurstion lasts 1 hour).Then, you will go to Pingüinera Punta Tombo, a geographical feature that serves as a habitat for the Magellanic penguin (1.30 / 2hs).Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 3: Flight to El Calafate and free dayStop At: El CalafateYou will be transferred to Trelew airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in the city.Free afternoon to explore the city.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in El Calafate.Day 4: Los Glaciares National Park: Nibepo Aike Ranch, Navigation of Perito Moreno Glacier (South and Rico Arm) Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaThis day you will go through the old Route 15, crossing the Patagonian steppe with glacial signs and different hulls of estancias. You will arrive at Estancia Nibepo Aike, where you will make a walk through its rural environment and enjoy a barbecue.Then you will navigate through the South and the Rico Arm, to finally visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. You will disembark at Playa de las Monedas, and hiking through a lenga forest towards the South Glacier viewpoint. Later you will sail to the Bajo de las Sombras to visit the footbridges and be in front of the glacier (around 2 hours).Return to the city in the afternoon.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Calafate.Day 5: Welcome to San Carlos de Bariloche: Flight to Bariloche and free dayStop At: Bariloche airportYou will take a flight from El Calafate to Bariloche and you will be transferred to your hotel in the city.Free afternoon to explore the city.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Bariloche.Day 6: Excursion to Nahuel Huapi National Park: Forest walk and gastronomic experienceStop At: Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Neuquen, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaToday you will make an excursion to the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After touring the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi you will arrive at the beginning of the path inside the Llao Llao Municipal Forest, which will allow you to enjoy the nature of the place. After the walk, you will meet a family descendant of Swiss-French immigrants, in Colonia Suiza, dedicated to the gastronomic field, who will reveal everything about the elaboration of craft beer and you will enjoy a tasting.Duration: The walk through the forest is simple and lasts one hourDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Bariloche.Day 7: The Seven Lakes Road: From Villa La Angostura to San Martín de Los AndesStop At: Villa La AngosturaIn the morning you will take Route 40 towards the famous Seven Lakes Road, towards Villa La Angostura, a small mountain village that it's part of the path of mirrored lakes, forests and waterfalls. You will continue the trip along the route enjoying the panoramic views until you reach San Martin de los Andes, where you will spend the night.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: You will spend the night in a selected hotel in San Martín de los Andes.Day 8: End of the trip: Transfer to Bariloche Airport Stop At: Bariloche airportYou will be transferred to the airport of Bariloche, where you will take your flight back to Buenos Aires. End of our services.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Excursion to Punta Tombo Penguin Reserve from Puerto Madryn

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Punta Tombo, Dos Pozos, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaPLEASE NOTE, ONLY AVAILABLE WITH PICK UP FROM A HOTEL IN PUERTO MADRYN. NOT AVAILABLE FOR CRUISERS. IF YOU´RE LOOKING FOR A VISIT FROM A CRUISE, CHECK OUR PUNTA TOMBO TOUR FROM CRUISE PORTDuration: 6 hours