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Miradores De Darwin - Trekking Puerto Deseado - Argentina

"I do not think I ever saw a spot, which appeared more secluded from the rest of the world, than this rocky crevice in the wide plain." - Charles Darwin, The Beagle Diary (December, 1833)

During his visit to the headwaters of the Ría Deseado, Darwin reflected in his diary, "how many ages the plain had thus lasted, and how many more it was doomed thus to continue." For millennium these plains, a narrow ribbon of desolate earth threaded by small rivers among red bluffs, have been home to guanaco, mara, choique and flamingos. Do as Mr. Darwin did and boat up the river to this valley; seet rock paintings and birdwatch. This curious geological feature used tobe the bed of the Deseado River when it rushed from Lago Buenos Aires to the Atlantic Ocean.


Estancia La Aurora

Ruta 47, Km 50

Near Puerto Deseado, Puerto Deseado, Argentina


Getting There

Miradores de Darwin are 42 kilometers (26 mi) up the Ría Deseado, within Estancia La Aurora, 70 kilometers (43 mi) by road from Puerto Deseado. To visit the Miradores, arrangements must be made with Estancia La Aurora.

Travel Tips:

This is part of the Ruta de Darwin, a retracing of British naturalist Charles Darwin’s steps in 1833, as part of the Beagle expedition. The trajectory begins by navigating the ría through Cañón del Río Deseado, to ancient painted caves and different lookouts.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Take along a hat, sunscreen and other solar protection; if in the cool season, warm clothing. Also bring snacks and water. If driving, be sure to have plenty of fuel and spare tire.

Browse the city’s museums, take a boat tour, hike in Ría Deseado, visit Reserva Natural Cabo Blanco, go fishing, head out to the other reserves in the area.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 0297-487-0078 / 487-0293
Fax: 0297-487-0926
E-mail: 0297-487-0926

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