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Estancia San Lorenzo Trip and Whale Watching

Admire the beautiful penguins of the San Lorenzo ranch with this fantastic trip. You will also take a boat ride to watch the southern whales.

Estancia San Lorenzo Trip and Whale Watching

At 7:15 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in downtown Puerto Madryn and head to Peninsula Valdes. There, we will take a tour by truck to the San Lorenzo estancia, famous for its colony of Magellanic penguins.

We will learn about the behavior of these animals and what they feed on, and their characteristics, as we trek route through the penguin colony of Estancia San Lorenzo accompanied by our guide. Once the route through the penguin colony is finished, you will have one hour free to have lunch at the estancia.

After lunch, we will continue the tour by truck through the Valdés Peninsula in the Punta Norte area. This place is usually good for sighting magnificent Atlantic orcas, although we cannot guarantee how many you will see on your particular trip. The route then continues to Puerto Piramides, located in the south of the peninsula, where you will have two hours free for a snack or a walk.

You can also take advantage of the free time to enjoy a fun boat ride at sunset with watching southern whales. The sunset is the best time to watch these cetaceans closely since when the sun goes down they usually come to the coast of the Valdés peninsula in search of crustaceans to feed on.

After the free time, we will meet up in the center of Puerto Pirámides to return from there to Puerto Madryn where arrival at your hotel is scheduled for 7:15 pm.

Spotting animals

Peninsula Valdes is one of the best places in Argentina to see Magellanic penguins, Atlantic killer whales, and southern whales. However, animals are unpredictable, and the number you will see depends on various factors such as the weather and the reproduction and breeding times of the different species.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 12 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 70% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children from 3 to 12 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 60
US$ 43
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 60
  • Children from 3 to 12 years old

    US$ 43
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Duration

12 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other languages.

Included

Pick up and transfer back to the hotel.

Transport by minibus or bus, depending on the size of the group.

Truck tour of the Valdes Peninsula.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Entry to Peninsula Valdes: 1,300 ARS (US$ 14.50) per person.

Access to Estancia San Lorenzo: 3,900 ARS (US$ 43.40) per person.

Boat trip at sunset with whale watching: 6,300 ARS (US$ 70.10) per person.

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (7:15 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, you must attend with a carer.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.