From Puerto Madryn: Penguin Tour & Península Valdés Day Trip

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Discover the charming Magellanic penguins and enjoy the beauty of the Península Valdés on this day trip from Puerto Madryn. See penguins up close at a colony and spot exotic sea life at Punta Norte.


  • Connect with nature while wandering through Valdes Peninsula
  • Admire the charismatic Magellanic penguins on San Lorenzo Ranch
  • Spot local fauna from the coast


We depart early in the morning from your hotel in Puerto Madryn towards the Península Valdés Natural Protected Area, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. After an hour's journey, we arrive at the picturesque ecological village of Puerto Pirámides. Here you can optionally (not included) embark the Traditional Regular Whale Watching of Southern Right Whales between the months of September and November. Next, we head to Estancia San Lorenzo, a traditional Patagonian cattle ranch that is home to the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins. Here, lunch service is available (not included) with an exquisite spit-roasted lamb, and we will visit the penguin colony located 7 km from the ranch's headquarters. From San Lorenzo, we move to the Punta Norte Reserve to observe, depending on the time of year, one-hair sea lions, southern elephant seals, and occasionally orcas. From there, we begin our return to Puerto Madryn with a stop at the Carlos Ameghino Interpretation Center, a compilation of the natural richness of the peninsula. During the excursion, we have great chances of observing terrestrial wildlife, such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras, armadillos, and skunks. At the end of the excursion, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Puerto Madryn.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Bilingual guide Entrance fee to the Penguin Colony

Important Information

  • * Lunch is not included. It is not allowed to take a box lunch or have lunch in another place (only in Estancia San Lorenzo). * Whale Watching boat ride is not included. You can add it for an extra cost. * In case of rain, this tour may be canceled or rescheduled. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made. * Pick-up between 07:30 and 8 am * Pick-up and drop-off are not included from accommodation located outside the center of the city of Puerto Madryn. In this case, the passenger will need to go to a meeting point (located in the center of the city - we will provide the address on your confirmation)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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