Gaiman, Argentina
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Family travel to Gaiman is a journey through Patagonia's past. The rocks and fossils at Geoparque Bryn Gwyn date back 20 million years. And while the history of Gaiman is less than 200 years in the making it is noteworthy nonetheless. Welsh settlers founded Gaiman in 1874 and, in addition to turning the desert green, they preserved their heritage in this enclave. The architecture is Welsh. Road signs are in Celtic. Schools are bilingual. And tea is served riverside!
 
Getting There
 
Gaiman is situated in the Argentine province of Chubut and is located 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Puerto Madryn and 15 km (9 miles) west of Trelew. Aerolineas Argentinas and LADE fly from Buenos Aires to Trelew and Puerto Madryn as well as many other destinations in Patagonia. Many bus tours stop in Gaiman.
Getting Around
 
The best way to get around Gaiman and travel to neighboring attractions is by car or organized bus tour. Car rentals are available at the Trelew airport and in the town of Puerto Madryn. Several local bus tours stop in Gaiman. What's the difference between the two options? Self-drive vacations require more legwork but results in greater independence. Guided tours put the organization in someone else's hands.
When to Travel
 
The best time of year to visit Gaiman is from September through February when the weather is generally mild and sunny.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Distances are great and the wind never ends.

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