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Whale Watching from Peninsula Valdes Full-Day Nature Tour

1. Whale Watching from Peninsula Valdes Full-Day Nature Tour

Set out in the early morning for Puerto Pirámide where you will take a boat to go whale watching. It is advisable to board very early in the morning for favorable weather. After boarding you will set our course for south of the peninsula, going through Salinas Grande y Chica. The tour arrives at Punta Delgada around midday. After lunch at the El Faro resort you can go down to the cliffs and walk near the sea elephants. Afterwards the tour proceeds to Punta Cantor to see the external coast of the peninsula and get to Caleta Valdés (also known as Valdés Inlet). Here you will view geological formations before heading back to the Ameghino Isthmus. There is a good chance of seeing some of the wild land animals such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras (Patagonian hare), armadillos or skunks. At sunset, we will arrive at Puerto Madryn. * Whale watching season is June - December. The rest of the year, the cruise goes seal watching. Please note that whale watching is subject to weather conditions.

Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdés with Optional Whale Watching

2. Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdés with Optional Whale Watching

After pickup at your hotel in Puerto Madryn, head towards Peninsula Valdés, a protected natural area. After a one-hour drive to Puerto Piramides, where you will go on a boat trip to see whales from June to the beginning of December and sea lions and cormorants from January to March (if option selected).  Those who do not choose the optional whale watching will have free time to enjoy Puerto Piramide for lunch time. After lunch you will visit the sea lion colony of Punta Piramides. After that, continue to Punta Cantor in Caleta Valdés (Valdés Inlet) and get to know the geological formations and observe elephant seals.  Then head back to the Ameghino Isthmus and visit the interesting interpretation center. On the way you’ll have a good chance of coming across wild land fauna such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras, armadillos and skunks.

Valdes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

3. Valdes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Valdes Peninsula on this full-day tour from Puerto Madryn. The area is known for its unique animal species, as it provides the perfect environment for them to live and breed. On this excursion you'll be accompanied by bi-lingual guides and naturalists. The first stop is at the interpretive center at the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus, where you'll learn about the flora, fauna and geology of the peninsula. From the panoramic lookout, you’ll have views of Golfo Nuevo, San Jose and the Island of Birds. Next on the itinerary is a stop in the town of Puerto Piramides, where depending on the season, you can take an optional whale watching tour (additional fee applies). Depending on the season, weather and tides, you’ll visit some or all of the following sites: Caleta Valdes, Punta Norte and Punta Cantor, where you can see elephant seals, penguins and sea lions. As you head back, be on the lookout for some of the wild Argentinean land animals including guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras, armadillos and skunks. At sunset, you'll arrive back at Puerto Madryn, where the tour ends.

Puerto Madryn: Coastal Whale Watching with Meal

4. Puerto Madryn: Coastal Whale Watching with Meal

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Puerto Madryn. Ride north of the city to the beach. See whales in their natural habitat. The Golfo Nuevo is a natural refuge for the Patagonian Right Whale. The Right Whale and other species of whale often come close to the shore in order to breed. Watch as these magnificent creatures come as close as 15 meters to the shore. If you’ve chosen the morning tour, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach including a chicken sandwich, handmade alfajor (pastry sweet), and an assortment of drinks. If you’ve chosen the afternoon tour you’ll be given a snack along with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and delicacies.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Well worth the price

The weather and the guide play a role in such trips. The guide was very good and also spoke perfect English. Brilliant sun kept the animals on land moving. We saw llamas, ostriches, domestic hares, birds etc. Sea elephants, sea lions we got quite close. The food at Guys was good. The highlight of watching the election was perfect. A little wind and no waves gave perfect photos. The number of whales was very many. The boat was between 20 and 100 meters from the whale for a long time. We switched to different individuals during the tour. It was mother with calf that we saw. Sydkapare. Valdes is a large peninsula, so it takes a long time to get between the different animals' places. I feel that laws and regulations to protect the animals in the reserve are very good and that they are followed.

It was amazing!!!!!! The best day tour I ever had. The guide Lucas was wonderful, very professional, knowledgeable, kind, helpful. He gave as very interesting information about the animals and generally about the region. The tour was in private car for 3 people only. The sailing was amazing!!! The pictures was unbelievably beautiful.

It was wonderful! Incredible to see so many whales so close! But the entire day was awesome! We saw so many animals from Patagonia Atlántica, Guanaco, Mara, Pingüino, Sea elephants and more! Plus we had amazing explanations about nature and animals od the peninsula thanks to the guide! Really worth the price I recommend 100%!

Outstanding

Whales everywhere, but we could see them from the beach in Puerto Madryn, even if not that close. In addition, there are the incredibly great beaches with sea lions and elephants and an impressive landscape. Very informative tour.

Well organised and informative

Both the tour guide in the bus and boat engaged well and took the right time to show & explain the plenty of fauna around.