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Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdes Norte - Penguin Colony and Whale Watching

It starts in the early hours of the morning, with a professional guide. We pick up passengers from 07.45 a.m. to Peninsula Valdes. We enter the Peninsula through the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus, where we stop at the Flora and Fauna Interpretation Center to also observe the Bird Island. We will stop at the tourist town of Puerto Piramides where we will embark for the sighting of the Southern Right Whale. Then we continue along gravel roads until we reach the particular geography of Caleta Valdes (elephant seals and penguins) or Punta Norte (sea lions), depending on fauna and season.
We have a stop for lunch (optional) After observing all the most varied fauna, the unique landscapes show we start the return to the city. Arriving around 6:00 p.m.
Main attractions: lamb on the grill (not included), Whale Watching, visit to the Magellanic penguin reserve, elephants and sea lions.

per adult from

$308

AUD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Pick up and drop off Hotels located in the central area of Puerto Madryn
    • nautical ride
    • visit to the Magellanic penguin reserve, elephants and sea lions, terrestrial fauna.
    • Entrance to the Penguin Colony
    • Entrance to the Peninsula
    • Whale watching in Puerto Piramides
    • Entry/Admission - Peninsula Valdes
    • Entry/Admission - Estancia San Lorenzo
    • Entry/Admission - Punta Norte
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch not included
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia

    Puerto de Madryn is an Argentine city on the coast of northern Patagonia. Its sandy beaches and its coastal promenade full of restaurants look out over the bay of the Golfo Nuevo, where the southern right whales breed from May. to dec. The Ecocentro is a museum on a cliff with exhibits of the nature of Patagonia and a lighthouse-style tower overlooking the ocean. Across the bay, the rocky Valdés Peninsula is home to penguins and elephant seals, which are hunted by killer whales.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Stop At: Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn Argentina

    Peninsula Valdés is a Patagonian nature reserve, on the coast of Argentina. It is known for the marine animals that inhabit the sea and the surrounding beaches, such as whales, sea lions, and elephant seals. In the west of the peninsula is the village and beach of Puerto Pirámides, which was once a salt mining port. Nearby beaches include Los Molinos, with an abandoned mill, and Las Cuevas, which gets its name from the caverns on its low cliffs.
    Whale Watching: Watching on board ships is only carried out from the town of Puerto Pirámides, 100 km from Puerto Madryn, by officially authorized permit holders. The boats, suitable for this service, have a Whaling Guide on board, who has the experience and knowledge to guarantee a responsible and quality sighting.
    During navigation, the life jackets provided must be kept on, photographs and filming may be taken.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Stop At: Estancia San Lorenzo, Punta Norte, Puerto Madryn 9120 Argentina

    The next stop is Estancia San Lorenzo, a traditional livestock establishment in the area where you can (optionally) savor a typical Patagonian roast lamb. Lunch is not included - After lunch we will visit an amazing reproductive colony of Magellanic penguins that houses approximately 500,000 individuals and is located 7 km from the estancia's hull.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Punta Norte, Argentina

    Then we visit the Punta Norte Provincial Reserve where, according to the time, you can see elephant seals (Mirounga Leonina) or one-haired sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and eventually killer whales. From there we will return and make a stop at the Interpretation Center located on the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus.
    Throughout the excursion we will have the opportunity to see an important diversity of wildlife such as rheas, martinetas, guanacos, foxes, maras and armadillos.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, Patagonia

    After an hour of travel we arrive at Puerto Pirámides, where we embark for the sighting of the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena Australis) between the months of June and December, or one-haired sea lions (Otaria Flavescens) and cormorants between the months January and March. In April and May there are no sailings in Puerto Pirámides.
    The sighting on board of vessels is carried out only from the town of Puerto Pirámides, 100 km from Puerto Madryn, by officially authorized permit holders. The boats, suitable for this service, have a Whaling Guide on board, who has the experience and knowledge to guarantee a responsible and quality sighting.
    During navigation, the life jackets provided must be kept on, photographs and filming may be taken.


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Includes pick up to hotels located in the central area of Puerto madryn
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • You have the option at the 1-hour stop to have lamb to the grill at Estancia San Lorenzo (paid separately)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Expetravel / Azul Latina

Activity ID: V-18016P133

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