A novel proposal that is being implemented in many Argentine provinces is agrotourism. Trelew is a city that offers this different way of knowing the Patagonia and its customs during the four seasons, thanks to growing agricultural activity in the region.
Tourists visit the places of production and live the experience of harvesting, see how they work the land, and make contact with animals and with nature.
Trelew city is within the lower valley of the Chubut River. This valley and the river were the ones that allowed the development of all cities of the region and it was through the farms that the first Welsh settlers could prosper.
The first years were very difficult as they had no experience in agriculture, but after much sacrifice and with the discovery of new methods of irrigation they were able to thrive.
With the rise of cities, and especially the industrial park of Trelew, farming in the valley begins to decay. Therefore, looking for the revaluation of the resource that was so important to the area emerged in the last decade the so-called Agroturism.
By the same tourists are invited to meet and share a day, a few hours, a bit of what it both meant and means today for domestic consumption: the farms of the valley.
The town provides this alternative that means a missed opportunity to learn history from a completely different point of view, through the living of a family, through anecdotes, or simply to learn and/or participate in everyday activities of a day in the fields.
With a warm welcome in a totally natural envirorment, it starts with a talk and little by little each one is going feel part of the place. With the possibility of touring the facilities, see how they work the land, plant, harvest, feed the animals -sheep, cows, rabbits, etc.- you will quickly feel in the activity. The very development of handicraft products with the raw materials they produce gives a touch of color to this incredible experience that Trelew invites you to live.
They also provide other types of services such as housing, the possibility of eating a Patagonian lamb, try other dishes or make use of multi-purpose rooms and more.
The availability of time to enjoy the silence, a quiet place to walk or simply enjoy the clean air and scents of nature will be the finishing touch for this type of journeys.
Source y photos: Ente Trelew Turístico