Do you love sea, sealife, and history? Add this program to your package of Puerto Madryn
290 – BAHIA BUSTAMANTE - 3 NIGHTS (MODULAR PACKAGE)
Season: We suggest to make this tour during July to March.
Notes: It´s important to make bookings in advance
03 nights of accommodation
in Bahia Bustamante area
Daily Breakfast, lunch, dinner
All transfers between airports
All activities detailed in the itinerary
This is a modular package. You can combine this tour with another # 200 series tour. Or just contact us to require a personalized quotation.
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
Welcome in Bahia Bustamante in the afternoon. Historic city tour around the town. We will also visit the working place where the seaweed harvest is carried out. There we get to know a varied number of species being marketed by ur company, their processes and uses. During the visit, we can also go to archaeological sites such as aboriginal working area and cemeteries. According to the tide table and weather conditions, activities for next day will be coordinated. Dinner and overnight.
After taking breakfast, we gather at the grocery store and assess the weather report and the tide tables to determine whether sailing is possible. We get on the boat and sail along the seaweed fields where we come across vessels. working on the seaweed harvest. Later we sail on the mussel crops and tell you all about the breeding online system we use. Finally we come near the islands that are within the cove, approach the Roca Malaspina to continue sailing down the archipelago made up by the Vernacci Islands. While sailing, we can contemplate Sea Lion colonies (3,500 nimals during the breeding season), Penguins (100,000) and colorful Marine Bird colonies. Then we moor the boat and return to the village. Once again in Bahia Bustamante, there will be time to walk around the town, relax in the living room and the Club and watch a good movie. Dinner and Overnight in Bahia Bustamante.
After breakfast, we take internal tracks within our private land driving almost 18 miles (30 km) till we arrive to the Petrified Forest. At the gully, we travel 60 million years ago to be able to interpret the different pieces. On foot, we arrive at “the Pyramid” where it is possible to listen to Patagonian silence. We can return walking all along the edge of the hill till we find ourselves again at the starting point. Back to the village to have lunch. During the afternoon, we will visit “Las Mercedes” ranch. Bahía Bustamante is part of a group of three Estancias that all together add up more than 80.000 hectares.
In each of the Estancias you may understand the production process of wool and meat, and according to the season, you may participate of a days work at one of the Estancias, visiting the corrals and learning about the different activities carried out: shearing, weaning, classification or marking of the sheep. When shearing begins in early August, animals need to be rounded up. The group of workers gathers up in one of the Estancias and then, after the job is done they move on to the next Estancia. A very intense month’s work! All of our guests visiting Bahía Bustamante during the month of August will be able to participate in this typical Patagonian activity. We shear around 20.000 sheep!. As from August the Estancias activity calendar isvery varied, and is in constant move until the end of April. Shear in August, marking in November and December, weaning in January and February, classification of the animals towards the end of February, the Ram Sale in February, and insemination in May, are part of the main attractions.
In the morning we will depart to Graviña Peninsula, with 70 km of sand beaches, clear water of the deep blue sea and reddish rocks. Biking, trekking or 4×4 are possible, this will depend on the preferences of the group. If the tide is low, natural swimming pools are formed in the rocks, ideal to take a bath if the weather is good. Here there are many possibilities: Aristizabal lighthouse can be visited, there are also archeological sites and a beautiful canyon to trek. Penguin Island is another penguin rockery which can be reached on foot if the tide is low. From the coast you will also be able to enjoy great birdwatching and sea lions. Lunch and check out