Hotel Gran Madryn

Luganos 40, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Driver/guide needed for Puerto Madryn tour

by bpwarne

We are looking for a driver/guide for a day tour of Puerto Madryn and the surrounding area. We would probably like to go to Punta Tombo to see the penguins and possibly Gaiman, the Welsh colony. We will be either two people or a group of 6-8. If you can recommend one, please help. I know you can rent a car and drive there yourself but we arrive on a cruise ship and do not have time to go to the airport to pick one up and drop it off. There does not appear to be a pickup dropoff rental spot in the town of Puerto Madryn itself.
Thanks in advance,
Bob & Patty

Re: Driver/guide needed for Puerto Madryn tour

by cgf

Usually PuntaTombo is done as a day tour but not a lot of time would be left to something else. I beleive the road is paved nowdays, when i did it was not.
you should look for an incoming tour operator, I remember surturismo http://www.surturismo.com/home.asp?MRC=IN&LNG=ENG
ask them, they will pick up you and take you in guided tour where you want to go.


p.s. I wrote surturismo but is not the only one.

Re: Driver/guide needed for Puerto Madryn tour

by bpwarne

The surtismo page appears to only be fortravel agents. While you can peruse various itineraries, you cannot purchase.

Re: Driver/guide needed for Puerto Madryn tour

by cgf

surturismo is an incoming travel agent and they might organize "tailor made" any tour, try to write them. Of course they have whole tour, but a whole tour is also made by many little local tour. :-)

Travel Tips for Puerto Madryn

COOKING FOR FRIENDS

by Orkaena

One of the most spreaded local customs is inviting friends for dinner without a previous plan, just suddenly, cooking some special dishes (frequently our best ones) as an excuse for a kind conversation, laughters, old stories, anecdotas, and of course tasting a good bottle of wine as a detail

The man who loves the killer whales

by andal13

Our first activity in Puerto Madryn was a really amazing one: we went to CeNPat (Centro Nacional Patagónico - Patagonic National Centre) a place dedicated to research sea ecosystems, arid and semi-desert zones. Here we met Mr. Juan Carlos López, director of Proyecto Orca Patagonia - Antártida (Patagonia - Antarctic Killer Whale Project), a man who dedicated his life to the killer whales, and tell us amazing stories about his experiences; the children (and the adults) felt impacted.
The picture does not show the skull of a killin whale (I did not find one) but a Cuvier’s beaked whale one, from the Museo Oceanográfico.

Nuestra primera actividad en Puerto Madryn fue una realmente impresionante; fuimos al CeNPat (Centro Nacional Patagónico) un lugar dedicado a la investigación de ecosistemas marinos y de zonas áridas y semidesérticas. Allí conocimos al Sr. Juan Carlos López, director del Proyecto Orca Patagonia - Antártida, un hombre que ha dedicado su vida a las orcas, y nos contó historias asombrosas acerca de sus experiencias; los chicos (y los adultos) quedamos impactados.
La foto no muestra un cráneo de orca (no encontré ninguno) sino de un delfín picudo del Museo Oceanográfico.

Whale watching on Peninsula Valdes

by barryg23

Many people use Puerto Madryn as a base for exploring the surrounding and one of the biggest attractions in the area is whale watching on Peninsula Valdes.

Between June and December the southern right whales use the warm waters around Peninsula Valdes as a breeding ground, making it one of the most accessible areas in the world to observe the whales.

Buses leave every morning from Madryn's bus terminal for Puerto Piramides on the peninsula, from where the tours depart. Tours can be arranged in Madryn or in Puerto Piramides.

The fat that swallowed everything

by andal13

"The Southern Patagones or Tehuelches tell that the whale (góos) used to live on earth. But they also say that it was harmful because it swallowed people, dogs and even horses. Then the Tehuelches complained to Elal, who became a horsefly and came into the whale to research. When He saw it was true, ticked it and then the whale began to spit all the things it had swallowed. After this, Elal punished it and sent it to live in the sea."

"Cuentan los patagones o tehuelches del sur que la ballena (góos) antes vivía sobre la tierra. Pero también dicen que era dañina porque se tragaba a las personas, los peros y hasta los caballos. Entonces los tehuelches se quejaron ante Elal, quien se convirtió en tábano y entró en la ballena para investigar. Cuando vio que era cierto, le produjo cosquillas y entonces la ballena comenzó a escupir todo lo que había tragado. Después Elal la castigó y la mandó a vivir al mar."

Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean

by Maggies

The ocean waters are not too warm late afternoon in March but once you come here all over from Europe you just need to put your feet in southern hemisphere Atlantic Ocean water. Do a little swimming too, it feels great.

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Address: Luganos 40, Puerto Madryn, Argentina