From the shore to the plateau, the prehistory, life of Welsh colons and nature are blended in this tour along the Low Valley of Chubut River. Hire any of the authorized agencies to enjoy your excursions to the fullest.
LOW VALLEY OF CHUBUT RIVER
67km away from Puerto Madryn, along national highway number 3, Trelew city is located. Its first point of interest is “Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio” MEF (Palaeontology Museum Egidio Feruglio), one of the most important museums in South America that let us know dinosaurs that lived in our land 65 million years ago.
In order to finish this meeting with prehistory, you may visit “Parque Paleontológico Bryn Gwyn” (Palaentology Park Bryn Gwyn) where there are fossil discoveries of Patagonia dated 40 million years ago. The Historic Museum “Pueblo de Luis” is another remarkable place to visit.
If you drive along provincial highway number 25 to the shore, you’ll reach Rawson city (capital city of Chubut Province). Among its touristic points, there are public buildings and museums, such as: “Museo Histórico de Rawson” (Rawson Historic Museum), “Aquavida Centro de Interpretación” (Interpretation Centre Aquavida) and “Museo de la Memoria”. Along the same highway, you’ll reach a seaside city called Playa Unión. This beach is known by its wild beauty and its powerful waves, what make a perfect place for adventure activities. The estuary of Chubut River is located in the Port of Rawson, in Playa Unión, a beach to visit, enjoy and watch two-toned Commerson’s Dolphins.
15 km driving to the west you’ll reach Gaiman, and old Welsh town that keeps antique buildings such as houses and Welsh chapels, and the tradition of the Welsh Tea Ceremony.
Driving along the same highway, after 35 km, you’ll get Dolavon, a town where the first flour mill still works due to the excellent wheat that is harvested in the region.
100 km driving on the same direction, you’ll reach Dique Ameghino (Ameghino Dyke), also known as the Patagonian oasis because of its vegetation. In this seaside village it is possible to camp and carry out adventure activities.
Coming back that road, you may travel the way that leads to the shore and visit Encantado River’s Valley Rural Tourism Circuit. There, you’ll see 10 ranches where several activities related to regional production works, such as craft wine, local fruits, dairies, flowers and aromatic herbs. It is also possible to hire tours in historical ranches.