Seals, Whales and Penguins

3-Day Peninsula Valdes UNESCO World Heritage Site - Wildlife Tour - Argentina

Prices from £298 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationTrelew - Puerto Madryn - Peninsula Valdes - Puerto Madryn - Trelew

Suitable for families

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Explore this UNESCO World Heritage peninsula packed with penguins, seals, dolphins and humpback whales. The Peninsula Valdes is Argentina’s wild side, jutting out over the northern coast of Patagonia. If you’re passionate about wildlife, this is the place for you. One of South America’s finest nature reserves, it’s a coastline crammed with huge wildlife colonies. During you’ll stay, you’ll hop in a small boat to for a close-up wildlife encounter, keeping your eyes peeled for whole pods of humpback whales.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Full day Peninsula Valdes tour
  • Entrance fee Peninsula Valdes

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Trelew arrival - Puerto Madryn

When you arrive at the airport in Trelew, you’ll take the handy shuttle bus to Puerto Madryn, the base for your Peninsula Valdes tour. Here, you’ll be staying in a comfortable posada around ninety minutes from the Peninsula itself and a 20-minute walk into town.

Seals lying on top of rocks

Puerto Madryn, wildlife tour to Peninsula Valdés

Today, you’ll be collected after breakfast for your trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Peninsula Valdés, located on the Atlantic coast of northern Patagonia. On the way you’ll stop at the visitor centre to learn all about the flora and fauna on the peninsula. When you arrive at Puerto Piramides, the only settlement on the peninsula, you can book a whale watching tour locally (approx. $70).

Puerto Madryn, wildlife tour to Peninsula Valdés

If there are no whale sightings at Puerto Piramides, you’ll drive on to Punta Delgada to see hundreds of sea lions basking in the sun. Next, you’ll swing by the elephant seal colonies with their odd trunk-like noses. This is also the spot where killer whales occasionally swim right up to the shore to grab young seal pups. On the way back, you’ll visit a penguin colony and then, around 7pm, you’ll be dropped back at your posada in Puerto Madryn.

Two seals lying on the beach

Departure - Peninsula Valdés

After breakfast, you can relax or wander around Puerto Madryn before being transferred to the bus station or Trelew airport to continue your Argentina adventure.

Fancy something even more adventurous? Why not switch to our Whale Tails & Tyre Tracks self-drive trip…

Departure - Peninsula Valdés
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Speak to our Argentina Specialist, Ceri

Contact our Travel Specialist, Ceri, to plan your Argentina holiday.

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