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Chubut in southern Argentina

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Puerto Madryn is 1382 kms from Buenos Aires, Esquel (on the Andes) 2,050 and Comodoro Rivadavia (limiting with Santa Cruz province) 1.850. Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes are the places for watching nature everywhere, with whales (annual gathering of right whale species from May through mid-December - best months October November - penguins (over 1.500.000 penguins at Punta Tombo) orcas, birds, seals and sea elephants. Gaiman and Trevellin are typical Welsh communities, where you can enjoy Welsh tea with traditional sweets offered by descendants of the first Welsh settlers. There are huge millennial larches (some over 60 mts height and up to 3000 years old) in Los Alerces National Parks. Trekking and rafting is possible in both National Parks Puelo and
Los Alerces, diving in Puerto Madryn and skiing in La Hoya. Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento is a geological reserve of about 65 million years old fossilized forests.