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Our unique holiday to Welsh Patagonia lets you take in the history and culture of this remote and intriguing part of the world.
This holiday is the definitive tour of Welsh Patagonia, taking in the settlement of Gaiman and Trevelin, whilst also taking in some Argentinian wildlife and natural beauty in the provincial wildlife reserve of Peninsula Valdes and Los Alerces National Park.
Days 1 & 2 - Buenos Aires
Days 3 - 5 - Puerto Madryn
Days 6 - 8 - Esquel
Day 9 - Buenos Aires
Day 10 - Depart Buenos Aires for your onward flight
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Price based on departures in 2021, 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Your holiday will begin in Buenos Aires, where you can experience the best of Argentina's stunning cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a guided tour of some of its most famous spots.
Your tour of Welsh Patagonia and its wildlife will start from Puerto Madryn.
On your first full day you will head to the valley of Roi Chubut, stopping off at Rawson, Chabut’s capital, to enjoy a dolphin watching boat trip before heading to Trelew where you will have the opportunity to visit the museum of Palaeontology Egidio Fergulio. One of Latin America’s most important museums where visitors stroll through the different geological eras, from the first humans back to the Big Bang.
After Trelew you will head west to Gaiman. A true small welsh town in the picturesque valley, with architecture, tea rooms and tasty Welsh fruit cake awaiting visitors.
On your second day you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the provincial wildlife reserve of Peninsula Valdes. Here you will take a whale watching boat tour, keeping your eyes open for Southern Right Whales (between June and December) and Southern Sea Lions and cormorants (between January and March). There is no navigation between April and May.
You will then drive on to Estancia San Lorenzo, a traditional sheep farm where you will be able to enjoy a lamb barbeque and visit a stunning Magellanic penguin colony just over 4 miles from the house.
Your last stop of the day will be the Wildlife Reserve of Punta Norte where you will be able to watch Sea Lions and, from December, Orcas.
Meals days 3 & 4: B
Meals day 5: B & L
Today you will fly to Esquel via Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a full day tour of the Welsh heritage, artisans and flavours. You will head west on Route 259, enjoying visits to farms and establishments dedicated to the production of fine fruit, jams, and natural juices, among other delicacies.
You will first visit the Nant y Fall vineyard, where young wines are changing the wine map in Patagonia. You will then continue the tour by visiting the fish farm station before enjoying a traditional asado at the Meraki Sur farm.
After lunch you will visit the Nant Fach mill and then onto Paso Ancho Berries, where delicious natural fruit juices are made. Your last stop will be Pulau Pelangi farm where you will be able to see more than 60 breeds of exotic trees and fine fruit plantations and taste the products in handmade jams and pies.
On your second day you will visit the UNESCO Natural World Heritage site of Los Alerces National Park. Observe the vast expanse of this natural area, admire cave paintings, take pictures of the stunning reflections in the clear-water lakes and marvel at the Alerce forest. A forest containing the longest-living population of Alerce trees (conifer endemic to South America), with the oldest tree being nearly 60 metres tall and approximately 2,600 years old.
Meals day 6: B
Meals days 7 & 8: B & L
Today you will return to Buenos Aires for your last night in Argentina. Enjoy a traditional dinner and tango show, to say goodbye to the country in style.
Meals: B & D
You will transfer to Buenos Aires airport for your onward flight.
(2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
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10 nights’ accommodation
14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Half-day Buenos Aires city tour
Full-day Rio Chubut Valley tour including dolphin watching boat trip
Full-day Peninsula Valdes tour including whale watching boat trip
Full-day Welsh heritage, Artisans & flavour tour
Full-day Los Alerces National Park tour
Dinner and Tango show
Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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