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Puerto Madryn, Argentina-port

Situated snugly in a well-protected bay of the Golfo Nuevo, Puerto Madryn is the Chubut region’s natural access point for the plains of Patagonia, a vast area covering a third of the country, but occupied by less than four percent of the population. The area was originally settled by a group of adventurous Welsh immigrants some 120 years ago. Although the town appears today unmistakably Argentine, Welsh customs, names and even some of the language have survived. Purto Madryn is your portal to the amazing nature reserves of Punta Tomba and the Peninsula Valdes.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highlights of Puerto Madryn and Gaiman
    Seated TourMeal
  • Punta Loma, Ecocenter & Sheep Shearing Show
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal

Highlights of Puerto Madryn and Gaiman

Seated Tour Meal

Duration: 4 1/4 hours

Tour Code: PMD-001

Begin with a short drive to the center of lovely Puerto Madryn, an attractive little town that remains in the same spot where British immigrants, led by Viscount Madryn, founded a colony in 1880. Welsh immigrants established the small town of Trelew nearby. Today, local residents continue many of the traditions that their Welsh ancestors brought from the old world, particularly in Gaiman, another local village known for its quaint, red brick cottages. This village features many Welsh family names and continues its wonderful tradition of afternoon tea, Wales-style. After touring the town, we will visit a local restaurant in Gaiman, and enjoy a traditional tea, which includes homemade scones, cakes and breads, butter and jam. Enjoy the wonderful voices of a local Welsh choir during teatime.

Please note: Due to the remoteness of this area, motor coaches are not up to the same standards as North America or European transportation. Some roads are not paved and therefore can be quite dusty and bumpy.