Puerto Madryn: Florentino Ameghino Dam Tour

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Explore the spectacular landscapes of the Florentino Ameghino Dam. Learn about how this hydroelectric center is important for the local inhabitants.


  • Visit the famous Florentino Ameghino hydroelectric plant
  • Admire the contrasting landscape of the green reservoir and red rocks
  • Explore a picturesque town with barely 200 inhabitants


Leave Puerto Madryn and head south-west to the Florentino Ameghino Dam. Opened in 1963 to control the flooding of the Chubut River and to generate electricity for the region, the 225-meter Florentino Ameghino Dam turned the area into an oasis of vegetation and peace, surrounded by red volcanic rocks and canyons. Head through the tunnels inside the dam with your guide. At the top of the dam, you will be able to admire a striking emerald lake on one side, and on the other, the red canyon through which the Chubut river flows. Next, visit the picturesque settlement of Villa Dique Florentino Ameghino. This tiny village of 200 inhabitants sits on the lakes of the dike. Walk around the quaint streets and enjoy fee time to try the delicious regional dish of Patagonian lamb. You will then return to the vehicle to be dropped back to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.


Hotel pickup and drop-off from Puerto Madryn Bilingual tour guide Florentino Ameghino entrance fee

Important Information

  • The pickup is included only for hotels. If you are staying in a private apartment, you will be provided with the closest meeting point available

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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