Duration: 4 days / 4 nights
Start / End: Puerto Madryn / Puerto Madryn
Activities: Wildlife watching, boat ride
Highlights: Puerto Madryn in Patagonia, Peninsula Valdés Whale Watching, Punta Tombo Penguin Rockery
Season: March to October
Included: Accommodation, breakfast, local bilingual guide, all transfers and transport as detailed on itinerary, transfers.
Not Included: Domestic and international flights, meals not mentioned in itinerary, National Park entrance fees, tips, personal expenses
Prices: Please contact us for pricing
Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel in Puerto Madryn, shared service.
After breakfast you will be led on a full day’s tour of the Valdes Peninsula (shared service). To enter this UNESCO World Heritage site, you will cross an incredibly narrow strip of land with sea on both sides. Further along you will arrive at Caleta Valdes, a large natural creek that is home to a colony of sea elephants. After admiring Caleta Valdes you’ll continue along the road as it drops suddenly down into a crescent of golden cliffs overlooking a bright blue bay and the small village of Puerto Piramides. Here herds of southern right whales tend to arrive in June. You will take a boat trip around the Golfo Nuevo bay and watch these immense creatures gliding past. The peninsula navigation allows you to get unusually close to the whales. You will even get wet if they jump!
While the whales may be seen from late June to mid December, the sea elephants and sea lions are permanent residents. Following your tour you will return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn. (B)
Today you will leave Puerto Madryn and drive 120km south to visit the largest colony of Magellan penguins in South America. The colony’s population reaches over half a million birds during the peak season, and the best time to visit is between October and April. One of the greatest features of this reserve is the fact that you can literally walk among the penguins and observe their habits.
You’ll have the opportunity to see how they feed their babies, defend their territory, build their nests, and of course watch their characteristic comedic waddle in and out of the sea. You will then return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn just in time to enjoy the sunset. (B)
At the appropriate time you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to take your flight or bus (shared service). Today, you can choose to extend your travels in other areas of Argentina and Patagonia. (B)