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Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Trelew and Gaiman

Argentina, Argentina

From $230.00

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Tour Trelew and Gaiman with a private guide on a half-day shore excursion from Puerto Madryn. Learn about the center of the Welsh settlement in Argentina through visits to the Trelew Paleontological Museum, where you can browse thousands of interesting artifacts and see a replica of the UNESCO-listed Cueva de las Manos. Stroll through the quaint streets of Gaiman, where your guide's narrative will help you imagine the lives of the Welsh settlers during colonial times.
  • Puerto Madryn shore excursion to Trelew and Gaiman
  • Take private tours of two Welsh towns with your professional guide
  • See fascinating artifacts at Trelew’s Paleontological Museum, home to a replica of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cueva de las Manos
  • Stroll through Gaiman’s quaint streets and stop for some traditional Welsh tea
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by private vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (approx. USD $40)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Puerto Madryn cruise ship pier, Unnamed Road, U9120, Argentina

What To Expect

Meet your professional private guide when your cruise ship docks at the Puerto Madryn port. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for a 60-minute ride south to the town of Trelew. Witness the Welsh architectural influence, dating from the 1800s, on the region's homes and civic buildings. 

Visit the Paleontological Museum to see thousands of original artifacts from the area in a series of chronologically ordered rooms. View a replica of the World Heritage–listed Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands). Stroll through the bird room, where reconstructed avian skeletons are suspended from the ceiling.

Proceed to Gaiman, where you will learn the history of this center of the Welsh settlement as you stroll through the town's quaint lanes. Taste a traditional Welsh tea (own expense) and learn about the unique cultural standards for authentic Welsh tea preparation. 

After tea, you're returned to Puerto Madryn to catch your ship. 

Worry-Free Shore Excursion
We will ensure your timely return to the Puerto Madryn port for this activity. In the rare event that 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.

The Town of Gaiman

Trelew and Gaiman, the center of Welsh colonial settlement in Argentina

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio

There is something you definitely cannot miss; the Paleontological Museum. The richness of the materials being exhibited here is known worldwide since in many cases they are original pieces instead of copies.

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Top Private Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Trelew and Gaiman?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Trelew and Gaiman?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Trelew and Gaiman?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Trelew and Gaiman?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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This tour is of particular interest...
John T, Feb 2018
This tour is of particular interest to visitors from Wales who understand the journey and settlement of Welsh speaking immigrants in 1865. The presence of Welsh speaking locals, Welsh names and Welsh tea rooms so far from Wales is fascinating. The guide we had was very pleasant and helpful and his knowledge of the situation was correct. The rating for this tour would have been greater if we had more time but this was not the fault of the tour. The situation was unavoidable since we arrived on a cruise ship early in the morning and left relatively early in the afternoon. One of the main attractions in Gaiman is to visit a Welsh tea room which, of course, tend to open in the afternoon. Fortunately, our guide did find one open for us at mid day so we had afternoon tea for lunch since we had to be back on board ship at 3pm. The guide took us to other places of interest such as a small art gallery, some Welsh chapels, the school for Welsh learners and finally, the caves in which the original settlers survived over winter in Puerto Madryn where they landed. If you do not have the constraints of time and are interested in the Welsh settlements of Patagonia then this is a good tour.
The tour guide was a nice person...
Marilyn M, Feb 2015
The tour guide was a nice person but did not have the knowledge to provide an informative narrative during the tour and/or her English was not good enough to share the information. She often could not answer questions we asked and would have to consult with the driver. She did not know the operating hours of the sights we visited nor the price of admission. She took us to a Welsh Tearoom, one of the features of the tour, not knowing if it was open. The driver had to go up to find out and the cost of the tea. She took us to the First Welsh House when the museum and house were closed. She provided next to no narrative when driving through Trelew, by the farms and through Gaiman. The tour was a huge disappointment
I would not recommend this tour. We...
Ronald_D, Apr 2014
I would not recommend this tour. We booked a private tour in ENGLISH which we confirmed by phone. Instead we had a Spanish speaking guide with an interpreter who was just a student. He was a very personable fellow, but admitted it was his first attempt at the job he was not a qualified translator. The guide was very enthusiastic and seemed knowledgeable. She would speak for several minutes but we would usually get about a 1 sentence translation. The ride was longer than anticipated and without background information, a little boring. We visited a historic museum and ate lunch, both at our own expense. The tour was expensive for what we received. We spoke with others who arranged transportation for less than 1/3 the cost. The van was nice, but we were a bit cramped because having to carry the translator. The villages were unremarkable. We left a good tip because we felt it was the providers fault the guide did not speak English. We contacted Viator about the issue and the response from the tour provider was: “We have a problem the day before so we have to make the tour with a guide that speak a little bit of english, because of that we go with an interpreter. The interpreter only have problems when they ask him opinion about the politic, education and economic situation of Argentina. We go with the interpreter to give them the service they book.” Despite the tour operator’s lack of willingness to take responsibility for our bad experience, Viator gave us a partial refund. I have used Viator for other tours and have received good value. I recommend Viator as a booking agent, but not this tour.
We took this as Private tour from...
Heather H, Feb 2014
We took this as Private tour from our cruise ship. As there were just 4 of us it was expensive but nothing of a similar sort was being offered by the cruise line and as our travelling companions were Welsh it was a must for them. We were not disappointed in any way. Our guide was delightful and a descendant of one of the original Welsh Settlers - his name proudly shown to us on the memorial statue. She was very informative and tailor-made the day to suit us. The time was well utilised to include a Welsh Tea. A very worthwhile trip with variety and interest. Good value for the money and even better if you are a larger group. This was the second time we had used Viator on this trip and again I have no hesitation in recommending them. I will definitely use them again.


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