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Activities in Puerto Madryn

Valdes Peninsula Excursion + Whale Watching

US$ 207.70
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On this excursion to the Valdes Peninsula with whale watching, we'll travel through an area of great biodiversity and see different cetaceans in their natural habitat.

On this excursion to the Valdes Peninsula with whale watching, we'll travel through an area of great biodiversity and see different cetaceans in their natural habitat.

Valdes Peninsula Excursion + Whale Watching

At the appointed time, we'll pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Madryn and depart to the Protected Natural Area of the Valdes Peninsula.

After paying the entrance fee to the reserve at the checkpoint, we'll continue the tour at the Carlos Ameghino isthmus interpretation center to learn about the characteristics of the local fauna and flora. Our tour of the peninsula then takes us to the town of Puerto Pirámides. Here, if weather conditions are favorable, you can spot whales on an unforgettable boat ride.

The next stop will be in Caleta Valdés, where, depending on the time of year, we'll make up to three stops. The first will be in the cove itself, where we'll witness how the sea draws the entrance of the tongue of water to the Valdes Peninsula. The second will be at Punta Cantor, which has two viewpoints where we can see elephant seals and sea lions throughout the year. The third will be at the penguin colony, where from September to April we can see the Magellanic penguins. At this last place, if the weather is good, it's also possible to see killer whales!

While admiring other native species such as guanacos, choiques, maras, hares, foxes and armadillos, we'll move on to another essential corner of the peninsula: Punta Norte. From September to December, we'll see a colony of elephant seals. From December to May, we'll observe a colony of sea lions. At Punta Norte, we can also observe killer whales if the conditions are favorable.

Finally, you'll have lunch on your own in the area and return to Puerto Madryn. Arrival at your hotel is scheduled 10 hours after pickup.

Important

  • 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, hours, route, or duration of the tour.

Entry to Valdes Peninsula

The tour does not include the entrance fee to the reserve, the price of which (varies depending on origin) must be paid in cash on the day of the tour.

Other trips on the area

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

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Price

Adults Children 3-8 years old Children under 3
US$ 207.70
US$ 124.60
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 207.70
  • Children 3-8 years old

    US$ 124.60
  • Children under 3

    Free

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Duration

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.

Included

Hotel pickup and return transfer

Transport by bus or minibus

English–speaking guide

Boat ride with whale watching

Not included

Lunch

Entry to the nature reserve

When to book?

You can book up until 24 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.

Accessibility

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

Sustainability

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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Pets

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 .

Cancellations

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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