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Elephant seals, guanacos, and many other amazing species of Patagonian animals can be found in the south of Peninsula Valdes. Discover them for yourself when you take our amazing trip.

Elephant seals, guanacos, and many other amazing species of Patagonian animals can be found in the south of Peninsula Valdes. Discover them for yourself when you take our amazing trip.

South Valdes Peninsula Trip

Once we have collected you from your hotel in Puerto Madryn we will depart for the southern area of the Valdes Peninsula nature reserve. On the approximately 50 minute route, we will pass the Salinas Grande and Chica salt lakes, which are 140 feet and 115 feet below sea level respectively. Our first stop is the Interpretation Center on the Carlos Ameghino isthmus where you will discover the wildlife and the nature of this region up close.

Our tour of the southern tip of the peninsula continues at the town of Puerto Pirámides. Here, if weather conditions are favorable, you can spot baleen whales, cormorant birds, and elephant seals.

We will also admire other native species throughout our route, such as the guanaco (a relation to the llama). From Caleta Valdes, we then head to another unmissable corner of the peninsula, Punta Delgada. Access to this tourist spot requires either taking lunch at one of its restaurants or paying the entry fee (not included). You can go for a stroll around the beautiful surroundings and even spot elephant seals that frequent the beach from the observation deck.

Our next stops will be in Punta Cantor, known for its elephant seal viewpoint and Caleta Valdés, where we'll visit the penguin house and the area where the Patagonian Whales usually congregate.

In the evening, we will take you back to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.

Important information

  • The wildlife of the Valdes Peninsula is unpredictable. The number of species that you spot will depend on the sea currents, wind direction, and other natural factors, on the particular day of your trip. 
  • You can check the best season for spotting each species on this Valdes Peninsula wildlife calendar.
  • We also have a Valdes Peninsula whale watching tour.
  • In the event of adverse weather conditions, the local tour provider may modify the day, route, or duration of the tour.
  • We recommend you bring the following equipment: a warm jacket, comfortable walking shoes, sun cream, and a cap.

Entry to Valdes Peninsula

This tour does not include the entry fee into the nature reserve which must be paid on the day of the tour. The prices for foreign visitors are as follows:

  • Adults over 12 years old: 650 ARS (US$ 4.40).
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old: 330 ARS (US$ 2.20)
  • Children under 5 years old and seniors over 60 enter for free.

Argentine nationals pay approximately 50% of the prices listed above.

Other trips on the area

You also have the option the reserve our trip to the north of the Valdes Peninsula.

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Adults Children from 4 to 11 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 100.70
US$ 70.10
  • Adults

    US$ 100.70
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 70.10
  • Children under 4 years old


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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

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.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by airconditioned vehicle.

English speaking guide specialized in the local flora and fauna.

Not included


Entry to the nature reserve.

Entry to Punta Delgada: 350 ARS (US$ 2.40).

Optional boat trips for whale spotting: from 7,800 ARS (US$ 52.30).

When to book?

You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Most areas are accessible. Accessible toilets. Free wheelchair loan service available. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us .


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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