Water activity

Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdés with Optional Whale Watching

Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdés with Optional Whale Watching

From £49.27 per person

Enjoy a full day tour to Peninsula Valdés, a World Heritage site and one of the best places on earth for whale watching. A place full of wildlife, Peninsula Valdés offers the possibility to get to know one of the main arteries of Patagonia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up at Hotels inside Puerto Madryn. Not available from private addresses.


  • Get to know the Peninsula Valdés history and how it became a World Heritage site
  • Enjoy seeing the whales from the sea (if option is chosen)
  • Meet elephant seals, the biggest of pinnipeds on earth
Full description
After pickup at your hotel in Puerto Madryn, head towards Peninsula Valdés, a protected natural area. After a one-hour drive to Puerto Piramides, where you will go on a boat trip to see whales from June to the beginning of December and sea lions and cormorants from January to March (if option selected).  Those who do not choose the optional whale watching will have free time to enjoy Puerto Piramide for lunch time. After lunch you will visit the sea lion colony of Punta Piramides. After that, continue to Punta Cantor in Caleta Valdés (Valdés Inlet) and get to know the geological formations and observe elephant seals.  Then head back to the Ameghino Isthmus and visit the interesting interpretation center. On the way you’ll have a good chance of coming across wild land fauna such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras, armadillos and skunks.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Puerto Madryn
  • Tour guide
  • Whale watching (if option is chosen)
  • Fee entrances to Nature Reserve of Peninsula Valdés
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Cruise ship guests
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • This product is not available for cruise passengers
  •  It is recommended to carry cash for fee entrance tickets and lunch
  • Departure time can vary according to ocean tides
  • Please keep in mind that pickup from private accommodation is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

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On the page it says that there is whale watching at this time. There is no. I came to Madryn to see whales and paid for this tour almost $ 20,000 and I saw nothing. I am very disappointed.

23 November 2019

22 October 2019

12 January 2020


Product ID: 299965