Along Route No. 40
Comodoro Rivadavia - Pinturas River Valley 4 Days/3 Nights
Departures: Every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday from September to April
Meals: According to itinerary. Air Fare: Not included
Service: Seat in bus. Entrance fees: included
Day 1 - Comodoro Rivadavia
Reception at the airport. Transfer to hotel. City tour including Rada Tilly, a typical village with its picturesque arquitecture located by the sea, Punta del Marqués Hill, panoramic point from where the Rada Tilly beaches of fine sand and the one-hair sea lion rockery can be admired, Parque Eólico, with its huge mills an finally the gas and petroleum collector batteries which named Comodoro Rivadavia "Capital of the Argentine petroleum" . Accommodation.
Day 2 - Comodoro Rivadavia / Petrified Woods / Mayo River
Breakfast. Visit to the Petrified Woods J. Ormachea. Discovered in 1927, gathers a group of 65 million years old huge fossilized trunks that reach a 30 meter length and a 2-meter diameter. It is formed by rocky arid land with xenophiles plants, prehistoric conifers and dead palm trees. Continue to Mayo River. Visit Estancia Don José. This estancia develops the breeding and protection of the guanaco, one of the most characteristic of the South American camelidae group in the Argentine southern extreme, in semi captivity. Continue to Perito Moreno Village and Estancia "Los Toldos". Lodging at "Cueva de las Manos" Inn. Dinner
Day 3 - Pinturas River Valley
Breakfast. Departure to Pinturas River Canyon. Trekking (Level: moderate). Visit to the Caves of the Painted Hands, one of the greatest expressions of Rupestrian American art. This place offers a testimony of the mores and beliefs of the ethnic group that lived there. The scenes were designed in different colors: black, ochre, different shades of yellow, red and violet representing hands, human figures and guanacos. Picnic. Return . Dinner at Inn.
Day 4 - Pinturas River Valley / Calafate
Breakfast. Departure for a full day trip along the # 40 road to Calafate on regular bus line service. Transfer to hotel.