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  • Whale Watching from Peninsula Valdes Full-Day Nature Tour

    1. Whale Watching from Peninsula Valdes Full-Day Nature Tour

    Set out in the early morning for Puerto Pirámide where you will take a boat to go whale watching. It is advisable to board very early in the morning for favorable weather. After boarding you will set our course for south of the peninsula, going through Salinas Grande y Chica. The tour arrives at Punta Delgada around midday. After lunch at the El Faro resort you can go down to the cliffs and walk near the sea elephants. Afterwards the tour proceeds to Punta Cantor to see the external coast of the peninsula and get to Caleta Valdés (also known as Valdés Inlet). Here you will view geological formations before heading back to the Ameghino Isthmus. There is a good chance of seeing some of the wild land animals such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras (Patagonian hare), armadillos or skunks. At sunset, we will arrive at Puerto Madryn. * Whale watching season is June - December. The rest of the...

    It was wonderful! Incredible to see so many whales so close! But the entire day was awesome! We saw so many animals from Patagonia Atlántica, Guanaco, Mara, Pingüino, Sea elephants and more! Plus we had amazing explanations about nature and animals od the peninsula thanks to the guide! Really worth the price I recommend 100%!

  • Puerto Madryn: Scuba Dive and Snorkeling with Sea Lions

    2. Puerto Madryn: Scuba Dive and Snorkeling with Sea Lions

    Meet your local guide and depart to the Punta Loma Natural Reserve, the oldest natural reserve in the Valdes Peninsula. This is the only spot in the area that hosts a colony of 700 sea lions all year round. Dive into the teal-colored water just below the white cliffs that are home to hundreds of black cormorants. You’ll sail for 30 minutes in the waters of Golfo Nuevo to reach the dive departure point. After the technical and safety talk, get into the water with a group of up to 6 people to start an easy dive. Sea lions are really curious creatures, and almost never reluctant to play with new visitors. You’ll be able to explore the area for 45 minutes to get closer to these furry friends, and then get ready to discover other kinds of fauna and marine vegetation. If you have no experience in scuba diving, you can do some snorkeling on the water’s surface where sea lions will also approa...

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What people are saying about Valdes Peninsula

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Well worth the price

The weather and the guide play a role in such trips. The guide was very good and also spoke perfect English. Brilliant sun kept the animals on land moving. We saw llamas, ostriches, domestic hares, birds etc. Sea elephants, sea lions we got quite close. The food at Guys was good. The highlight of watching the election was perfect. A little wind and no waves gave perfect photos. The number of whales was very many. The boat was between 20 and 100 meters from the whale for a long time. We switched to different individuals during the tour. It was mother with calf that we saw. Sydkapare. Valdes is a large peninsula, so it takes a long time to get between the different animals' places. I feel that laws and regulations to protect the animals in the reserve are very good and that they are followed.

It was amazing!!!!!! The best day tour I ever had. The guide Lucas was wonderful, very professional, knowledgeable, kind, helpful. He gave as very interesting information about the animals and generally about the region. The tour was in private car for 3 people only. The sailing was amazing!!! The pictures was unbelievably beautiful.

It was wonderful! Incredible to see so many whales so close! But the entire day was awesome! We saw so many animals from Patagonia Atlántica, Guanaco, Mara, Pingüino, Sea elephants and more! Plus we had amazing explanations about nature and animals od the peninsula thanks to the guide! Really worth the price I recommend 100%!

Outstanding

Whales everywhere, but we could see them from the beach in Puerto Madryn, even if not that close. In addition, there are the incredibly great beaches with sea lions and elephants and an impressive landscape. Very informative tour.

Well organised and informative

Both the tour guide in the bus and boat engaged well and took the right time to show & explain the plenty of fauna around.