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.
- 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:
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old - $8 USD / 7 euros approx.
People over 12 years old - $15 USD / 13 euros approx.
Children between 0 and 5 years old enter for free.
Argentine nationals pay approximately 50% of the prices listed above.
Other trips on the area
You also have the option the reserve our trip to the north of the Valdes Peninsula.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 11 years old||Children under 4 years old|
Children from 4 to 11 years oldUS$ 42
Children under 4 years oldFree
* The price increases on the 30 June
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by airconditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide specialized in the local flora and fauna.
Entry to the nature reserve.
Entry to Punta Delgada (350 argentine pesos/€7 Euro/$8 USD approx.).
Optional boat trips for whale spotting (starting from 2000 Argentine pesos/€44 Euro/$50 USD approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Puerto Madryn).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
Yes (you must attend with a carer).