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From Puerto Madryn: Penguin Tour & Península Valdés Day Trip

Tours Day trips Nature & adventure

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
  • Try to spot sea lions and killer whales


In the early morning, you will be driven from your hotel towards Peninsula Valdes Provincial Reserve. After an hour's drive you will arrive at Puerto Pirámides. Here, you can choose to go whale watching (not included - available until December), or watch sea lions and cormorants from January onwards. The next stop is Estancia San Lorenzo, a Patagonian ranch where you can enjoy a typical Patagonian lamb on the spit (lunch not included). After lunchtime, be prepared to visit an amazing penguin colony: the largest Magellanic penguin colony in the world. Finally you will meet these curious birds! Then visit the provincial reserve of Punta Norte where, according to the season, you can see elephant seals or fur seals and eventually killer whales. From there you will return and stop at the Interpretation Center located on the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus. At the end of the excursion, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Puerto Madryn.


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

Important Information

  • Please note that you will have to pay cash (argentinian pesos) and on site for the visit to the Peninsula Valdes Nature Reserve entrance fee, lunch on Estancia San Lorenzo and optional whale watching Note that it is not allowed to take box lunch or have lunch in another place (only in Estancia San Lorenzo) In case you don't want to take the whale watching navigation, you can stroll through Puerto Piramides or sit and have a cup of coffee (not included) In case of rain, this tour may be cancelled 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 is not included from accommodation located outside the center of the city. In this case, the passenger will need to go to a meeting point (located on the center of the city - we will provide address on your confirmation)

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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