Lower valley (Gaiman, Trelew, Dolavon, Rawson)

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We leave the city of Puerto Madryn Southbound taking Provincial Route No. 3 (asphalt) until you reach the city of Trelew, Welsh name means "people of Luis", in tribute to Lewis Jones, He considered the city's founder and promoter of the railway works. Trelew currently develops a rich cultural activity, It is the center of important events; como el Eisteddfod (annual meeting of Celtic origin is performed only in Wales and in this province.), International Choir Competition, el de Festivals Glaniand (28 of July), and others of various sizes. We make a City Tour through the Plaza Independencia, communal buildings, the church and old buildings up to the Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum (MEF) (optional entry). Other attractions, the museum, exposes dinosaur skeletons of different species found in the region, murals painted by Scenographers of the Teatro Colón who set the pieces in time, thousands of fossil specimens classified according to the different periods of time, eras, old and familiar genre showing prehistory itself. The MEF is not just a museum, It is also a center of scientific activities in South America that has an international reputation so on the way out, Large windows allow spy on the work of scientists when they clean, restore and classify fossil pieces.
Trelew leave to head south towards taking Route National No. 3 (asphalt) to the town of Rawson (Capital of the Province of Chubut). A few kilometers from the same, at the point where the waters of the Chubut river meet the sea, the Port of Rawson rises and with it the seaside Villa Playa Union is emplaced, which it is in open sea and part of the Engaño Bay. Here we have the option to embark on the unforgettable experience of sailing these waters to make the whale bottlenose dolphins. Navigation is in semi-rigid and powerful is to go to the meeting tonina overa, Dolphin variety of coastal habits and like riding ocean waves and coastal and follow boats. Usually they are seen in groups 2 a 10 animals. (If bad weather prevents sailing directly the cities of Rawson and Playa Union is deleted from the route, and replaced by a visit to the City of Gaiman and Trelew). Rawson out of bound Gaiman, Seated town on the banks of the Chubut River. It is an old Welsh colony framed in a particular landscape of wooded plots, Tattooed wild fences and cliffs by erosion. It was the first municipality in Chubut and curiously, the origin of its name is not Welsh but tehuelche and means: “Whetstone” O “Punta de Piedra”. To learn Welsh culture and history of this small town we walk its streets, We visited the Welsh Regional Historical Museum that works in the former railway station and contains relics of colonization, We know the first house built in Gaiman 1874, transited the tunnel where the old railway and-true old chapels spiritual support of those settlers. As an optional activity, we can enjoy a delicious “Welsh has”, prepared according to ancient customs, that give singular
flavor and fragrance, all types of cakes tasting, homemade breads and regional candies Then we return the way back to the city of Puerto Madryn. *It includes the time needed to make tea in Gaiman and to tour the Paleontological Museum.


  • Puerto Madryn, exit
  • Trelew: Paleontological Museum
  • Rawson: Toninas (optional)
  • Gaiman: Teahouse, City tour.
  • Dolavon: City tour
Details tour
Season: All year

Departures: Regular

Duration: 6 hours approximately

Departure times: Consult, according to schedule

Minimum passenger: 3 people

not included:

  • lunch
  • optional
  • Personal expenses.
  • Entrance to the museums

It includes:

  • transfers:
    It seeks to / passengers where they are staying.
  • guides:
    Spanish English (Ask for other languages ​​in regular or private service)


  • Paleontological Museum
  • Toninas EMBARKED


This tour can be modified depending on the time course of the year without notice. Since September the city of Rawson only be visited on special occasions, see schedule with our consultants.

Comfortable shoes, photography equipment, sunscreen and hat