Join us on a day trip from Puerto Madryn along the Valdés Peninsula to spot different species of animals native to this area of Patagonia - it'll be an unforgettable journey in the spectacular Argentine province of Chubut!
North Valdes Peninsula Day Trip
After picking you up at the scheduled time at your hotel in Puerto Madryn, we'll head to the Valdes Peninsula nature conservation area.
First, we'll make a stop so that you can pay the entrance fee to enter the reserve. Then, we'll continue to the Carlos Ameghino isthmus visitor center: the narrow strip of land (barely 6 kilometers/3.7 miles wide) that joins the continental territory of the Argentine province of Chubut and the Valdés Peninsula. After this first stop, which will give us a first glimpse of the local plant and wildlife, we'll move on to the village of Puerto Pirámides. Here, between June 15 and December 15, you can take an optional boat trip to go whale watching.
Those who do not opt for the boat ride will have free time in Puerto Pirámides. Next, we'll go to Caleta Valdés, where, depending on the season, we'll make up to three stops. The first will take place in the cove itself, where we'll see how the sea traces the entrance of the Valdés Peninsula inlet. The second will be at Punta Cantor, where we'll get to see elephant seals and sea lions throughout the year. The third will be at the penguin colony, where from September to April we'll be able to see the Magellanic penguins. There is also the possibility, if the weather is favorable, that we'll see killer whales.
Then the tour will take us to a place where we can observe guanacos, choiques, maras, hares, foxes, and armadillos as we move to Punta Norte. Here, from September to December, we will see elephant seals. From December to May, we'll observe a colony of sea lions. We'll also be able to see killer whales if conditions are favorable.
Finally, you'll be able to have lunch on your own in the area before we return to Puerto Madryn. Arrival at your hotel is scheduled 10 hours after pickup.
Important to Note
- The wildlife that inhabits the Valdes Peninsula is unpredictable. The possibility of seeing a greater or lesser number of species will depend on sea currents, wind direction, and other factors.
- At this link, you'll be able to check the calendar of the ideal seasons for observing different species on the Valdes Peninsula.
- If you wish to see whales in this area, we recommend checking out this whale-watching tour in Península Valdés.
- The local tour company may have to modify the day, schedule, route, or duration of the excursion if the weather is bad.
Entrance Fees to Visit the Valdes Peninsula
The excursion does not include the entrance fee to the reserve. This amount (which varies depending on the origin) must be paid in cash on the day of the tour.
If you wish, you might be interested in checking out this Peninsula Valdes Excursion + Whale Watching package to combine both activities.
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Tour in English
Children 3-11US$ 71.90
Children under 3Free
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pickup and drop off
Bus or minibus transport
Food and drinks
Whale watching boat trip: 5,000 ARS (US$ 26.60) per person
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.
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Physical: Most areas are accessible. Accessible toilets. Free wheelchair loan service available. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation. Show more
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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.
Frequently asked questions
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