Puerto Madryn: Península Valdes with optional Whale Watching

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Experience the enchanting Peninsula Valdes! Witness mesmerizing wildlife and opt for a close encounter with whales on our full-day tour from Puerto Madryn.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the enchanting allure of this renowned wildlife sanctuary
  • Spot several local fauna, as elephant seals, sea lions, cormoranes and orcas.
  • Opt for a traditional Whale Watching Boat ride to get a lifetime experience!

Description

Early in the morning, we'll depart from your hotel in Puerto Madryn towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Península Valdés Natural Protected Area. After an hour's journey, we'll arrive at the charming ecological village of Puerto Pirámides. Here, you have the option (not included) to embark on the Traditional Regular Whale Watching tour, available between Mid-June and Mid-December to witness the majestic Southern Right Whales. Lunch (not included) will be arranged in either Puerto Pirámides or Caleta Valdés. Following lunch, our journey continues through the southern part of the Peninsula, traversing vast grasslands and undulating landscapes, passing by the Salinas Grande and Chica, and beyond Punta Delgada, marking the southernmost point of the peninsula. We proceed towards Punta Cantor to admire the Atlantic coast and the intriguing geological formation known as Caleta Valdés. These beaches are often populated by Southern elephant seals, the largest seals on Earth, depending on the season. Depending on the time of year and marine wildlife activity, we may visit Punta Norte instead of the southern areas of Las Salinas and Caleta Valdés. On our return journey, we'll make a stop at the Carlos Ameghino Interpretation Center, showcasing the peninsula's natural wealth. Throughout the excursion, there are ample opportunities to observe terrestrial wildlife such as guanacos, choiques, foxes, maras, armadillos, and skunks. Optional Boat Ride: If you opt for the Whale Watching Navigation, Puerto Pirámides is the exclusive location within Península Valdés to experience this. The excursion starts with a coastal journey, offering views of sea lion colonies and cormorant habitats. We then venture further into the sea, encountering Southern Right Whales. Once we've met these majestic creatures, the boat will cut its engines, enveloping us in a serene silence interrupted only by the sounds of the sea and occasional bird calls. It's a truly unique experience, with the chance to see these magnificent animals up close if luck is on our side. The duration of the sailing is estimated to be 1.5 hours, subject to seasonal variations, weather conditions, and animal presence. For those who opt out of the boat ride, there's the opportunity to explore the picturesque town of Puerto Pirámides and its beaches. At the end of the excursion, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Puerto Madryn.

Includes

Professional Bilingual Guide Hotel pickup and drop off Air-conditioned vehicle Whales Watching navigation ride (if you've chosen our tour option that includes it)

Important Information

  • Please bring Warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable footwear and clothing. You can bring refreshments. The order of the tour may vary depending on weather conditions. Depending on the time of year and the availability of marine fauna, we can replace Caleta Valdes with Punta Norte. You will be arriving back to Puerto Madryn at approximately 5pm / 5:30pm.

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