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Peninsula Valdes

Argentina, Patagonia

4 days

Summary

Located in Chubut, Argentina, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valdes Peninsula is a must for wildlife-enthusiasts. It offers a wealth of marine life such as orcas, sea lions, elephant seals, fur seals, penguins and a staggering amount of bird species. Whale watching is the main attraction, and it is best from June to December.

Puerto Madryn is the gateway to the wildlife sanctuary of Peninsula Valdes. Its maritime coastline is one of the richest in the world as you can experience bird watching, mainly penguins, and from June to December, you can watch killer whales in their natural sanctuary.

 

Highlights

  • Visit wonderful Peninsula Valdes. This place was declared in 1999 World Heritage Site for the UNESCO, under the category of Natural Landscape.
  • Let the Patagonian Atlantic coast amaze you with a unique experience as you can see how huge whales come to the surface improvising jumps, showing their tales and posing gracious for the photos.
  • Visit Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve, the largest Magellan penguin colony on the continent.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Puerto Madryn

Upon arrival, transfer to Puerto Madryn. Walk around Puerto Madryn’s coastal walk and enjoy a beautiful sunset in Argentinean Patagonia.

Day 2 Puerto Madryn/Punta Delgada

Full day in Valdés Peninsula, declared Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its geography, flora and fauna. Travel to Puerto Pirámides where, from July to November, it is possible to share the unforgettable experience of watching the imposing Southern Right Whale that reaches these shores to mate and give birth. We visit Punta Delgada light-house and later on, arrive at Punta Cantor. A viewpoint from where we see the outer coast of the peninsula and the amazing topography of the Valdés Cove. During the excursion. we have the opportunity to catch a sight of some of the terrestrial fauna: guanacos, piches, maras, rheas, foxes and several types of birds.

Day 3 Punta Delgada/Puerto Madryn

Take a tour to Caleta Valdes marine reserve and see all the marine wildlife -sea elephants, penguins, killer whales- and enjoy beautiful landscapes, you will have lots of opportunities to take amazing photographs.

Day 4 Puerto Madryn

Visit Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve, the largest Magellan penguin colony on the continent (from Mid-April to Mid-September a tour to Valle de Chubut will replace the visit to the Penguin Rookery, and other welsh villages).
You will be transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.

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