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Museo de Gemas

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Calle San Luis 805, Puerto Madryn U9120BKC Argentina
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Cruise Shore Excursion Peninsula Valdes - Pto Madryn - Patagonia - Argentina
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Cruise Shore Excursion Peninsula Valdes - Pto Madryn - Patagonia - Argentina

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Only as a reference, we provide tours and tourist services, at the Puerto Madryn area, Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo with Trelew valley; we focus all our efforts on providing outstanding experiences in contact with wildlife. Besides our office in downtown Puerto Madryn, we also have desks at both of the city's piers, and we have been providing shore excursions to cruise passengers for the last 14 seasons.<br><br>All our tours start and finish at the pier.<br><br>These rates includes vehicle up to 18 seats, with A / C, English speaking tour guide and box lunch (ham and cheese sandwich, granola bar, 1 Argentinean alfajor and 1 bottle of water) also you can choose between vegetarian, gluten free meals.<br><br>We do not use coach buses for tours.<br><br>If the ship does not dock, we do not charge anything, and if you prepaid for the whole tour or any kind of deposit, we will refund the 100%<br><br>If you do not show up at the pier up to 45 minutes after the ship docks (NO SHOW) we will charge 100% of the rate<br>
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Loree P wrote a review May 2020
Gloucester, Virginia15 contributions4 helpful votes
It took us awhile to find it, but it was worth every footstep to get there! An amazing place full of fantastic specimens of local crystals - a surprising amount!! Father and son were so hospitable and knowledgeable! A place I hope to return to when travel is an option again!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Caroline B wrote a review Nov. 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Some cool rocks and gems, but the highlight is absolutely talking to Antonio and Andrés. They're incredibly knowledgeable and will tell you incredible stories about not only the gems but all of Puerto Madryn and los Pueblos Originarios in Argentina. Could have spent hours there talking to them but had to leave. Totally free to enter but they do sell gems and pendants, and the profits from that go towards keeping the museum open and funding stone-working classes for people in need who want to develop a profession. I got to touch some super incredible fossils and rare rocks.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Bradley G wrote a review Nov. 2019
Irvine, California109 contributions44 helpful votes
What a great find! A bit out of the downtown and in a residential/commercial area, but we persisted and found it. A bit tricky to get in at first, but eventually Andres let us in and did a personal tour of the many rocks and fossils, the vast majority from the Patagonia area and mostly from Chubut Province where we are. He and his father are silversmiths, and rock finders and cutters/polishers, so the display is impressive, with rocks I have never seen or heard of like blue quartz, mailenika and others. Very beautiful, and lots of rocks, pendants, fossils, earrings, etc for sale. If you like rocks, this is the place to go! For a very reasonable sum, we went away with beautiful pendants, unusual agates and others. No credit cards, so bring cash including American dollars if you can.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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MikeLondonSE13 wrote a review Apr. 2019
London, United Kingdom7,972 contributions385 helpful votes
We three British middle aged guys were exploring Patagonia, ending in PM before flying back to BA. After a day of wandering town to explore the museums, which were mostly closed unfortunately on that Wednesday so we split up as my friends were tired from walking but I had researched via TA that this museum was the only one open but a fair way to walk. My friends had had enough of traipsing around so I ventured forth to the far reaches of suburban PM. I arrived at 17:35 on a Wednesday to find an odd looking building, in an unkempt (but not dangerous) part if town, with crenelations with a portico with steps up to it. On entering it was a warehouse style building with rows of display cases on one side and behind a counter workers were busy tooling stones. A gentleman came direct to me and offered a tour of the museum. I had heard of the hospitality offered and it seemed this was the man often referred to in the reviews. He took me to a table full of interesting minerals, artefacts and enthusiastically described each piece. I have a couple if Geologist friends back in London so I asked if I could Facebook live his showing me round to them (using my 4G SIM). He agreed and I set it up. He patiently started again and my friends appreciated the fossilised dinosaur faeces, pink agate, quartz, meteorite, obsidian, azure, agate stone with liquid in and many more. At the end he allowed me to live video the showcases . It is only then that I saw a sign saying 'No photography allowed'! Oooops, but he said I need not worry (his English was good). I have not included the photos of the displays in respect for his business. I thanked him for his tour and cooperation and he was grateful for my interest, even though I said I could not buy anything at all as was on 5kg hand luggage only. There was certainly lots of fine work on offer, obviously made on the premises, so if you have room for a souvenir then put some money his way! I left a 50pesos/£1 donation in his box which is the normal entry price for anywhere and he was pleased. I was so grateful that he was actually open on that day and till relatively late (6pm, it was a working place after all). My friends I was with had missed out, although my friends back in London had gained a gem in a remote part of PM. I walked back to my hotel thoroughly edified having seen and handled things never seen or handled before!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Maxene923 wrote a review Dec. 2018
New York City, New York108 contributions79 helpful votes
You drive up to an unassuming building on a dusty, unpacked road and walk into a place that is being renovated, but we were blown away. The knowledgeable person in charge gave us a personal tour of the rocks and stones in the cases, and then we sat down at a table where he proceeded to intrigue us with data about the historical, archeological, philosophical, and spiritual information about the various stones we could touch and examine. Although his English is not perfect, he was passionate about his subjects and got his points across to me (my Spanish is halting.). Wait till you see the hydrolite! And the mailenita! And the giant coprolite! And the lava! And and and...and the museum is free! There is a small gift shop, though.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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