The culture of the Patagonian fields is available to visitors. The daily slaughter, cattle, annual tasks of sheep shearing, the typical meal preparation, how to live in the countryside are some of the secrets that reveal the excursions to the Chubut farms.
Rural tourism is one of the options offered by Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes as a recreational outlet. This option approach the tourists to the culture of the Patagonian countryside, allowing them to participate in the daily work of country people to understand and appreciate their work. The half-day stay in a room includes a tour of the facility, their barns and corrals. You learn, for example, to gather the cattle, to give the drink and to milk it.
There you can eat typical meals of Argentine countryside as fried cakes, homemade bread, roast Patagonian lamb. You also play games such as tobacco and horseshoes.
Activities such as shearing are shown to visitors through videos. In the case of shearing, it is shown to visitors the machines used to perform this task and even they are light up.
Visits to the farms provide insights into the flora and fauna of Patagonia. In some places there are specimens of guanacos and rheas. In others there are trails of the local flora. Shrubs and bushes are marked with their names, characteristics and uses. In cases where fields have direct access to the beach, tourists can appreciate the characteristics of the coast that includes the presence of fossils. You can also see marine life.
Exits to the farms are made from Puerto Madryn and from Puerto Pirámides. In general, they are half-day excursions but some farms have accommodation capacity for tourists.