Full Day Peninsula Valdes - optional Whales Watching Navigation

Full Day Peninsula Valdes - optional Whales Watching Navigation

Be seduced by the fascinating landscape of Peninsula Valdes on this full-day tour from Puerto Madryn. Admire the mesmerizing beauty of this famous wildlife reserve of Patagonia, a UNESCO World Heritage.
Optional: If you choose the "including Whales Watching Navigation" option, you'll get a closer view of this natural wonder from the water! This is a lifetime experience you can´t miss!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia

Today, we will pick you up early in the morning at your hotel to visit the Peninsula Valdés Protected Natural Area, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO IN 1999.

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

After an hour of travel, we will arrive at the ecological village of Puerto Pirámides. Here, those who wish can embark for the traditional whale watching navigation (not included) between the months of June and November, or Sea Lions and Cormorants between the months of December and March.

Duration: 1 hour

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

If choosing to include the Whales Watching Navigation Puerto Pirámide is the only place in Península Valdés where this experience can be done.
The whale watching trip starts going along the coast in both directions and then getting one or two miles into the sea, to get in touch with the Southern Right Whales.
The first stop is generally at La Lobería (sea lion colony). The sailing along the coast allows one to also watch many cormorant colonies.
We will continue our navigation to meet the whales. Once we meet them, magic will start. The boat will stop the engines and silence will begin to reign, interrupted only by the sounds of the sea and the occasional bird. It will be a unique moment where, if we are lucky, we will be able to see them very close to us.
The estimated sailing time will be 1:30 hs depending on the time of year, weather conditions and the number of animals in the area.
Those who remain on land will be able to visit the picturesque Puerto Piramides town and its beaches

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Peninsula Valdes, Sta. Fe, Puerto Madryn Argentina

We will continue touring the southern part of the Peninsula, crossing wide landscapes of grasslands and undulations, passing through the Salinas Grande and Chica, and outside Punta Delgada, which constitutes the southern end of the peninsula. We will continue to Punta Cantor to admire the Atlantic coast and the fascinating geological formation known as Caleta Valdés. These beaches are usually inhabited by southern elephant seals, depending on the time of year. Depending on the season and the availability of marine fauna, we can replace the southern area of Las Salinas and Caleta Valdés with Punta Norte.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Peninsula Valdes, Sta. Fe, Puerto Madryn Argentina

From there we will start our return making a stop at the Carlos Ameghino Interpretation Center, a compendium of the natural wealth of the peninsula. During the excursion we will have great chances to observe terrestrial wildlife, such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras, armadillos and skunks.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia

After enjoying the last views of the day, we will take you back to your hotel.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Important: Passport name, number, nationality and date of birth and are required at time of booking for all participants."
"Please bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable footwear and clothing. You can bring refreshments."
"The order of the tour may vary depending on weather conditions. Depending on the time of year and the availability of marine fauna, we can replace Caleta Valdes with Punta Norte. You will be arriving back to Puerto Madryn at approximately 5pm / 5:30pm."
"At lunchtime, the excursion will meet in Puerto Pirámides or Caleta Valdés (not included). There is a service area with restaurants and cafes."
"Season to travel: Excursion all year. Whale watching navigation available from mid-June to November. Sea lions navigation available from December to the end of March. Between April and mid-June there is no navigation."
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 07:30 AM
Duration: 10 To 11 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from hotels in Puerto Madryn is included. Pick-up time from your hotel will be between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.

If your hotel is NOT listed, please provide your hotel name when booking in the 'Special Requirements' box. If you are staying at an Airbnb/bungalow/apartment, please let us know and we will inform you of a meeting point for pick-up. You MUST give your personal phone number so that we can reach you if needed.

Pick-ups not included in hotels located in the outskirts of the city. In this case, the traveler must pay an extra cost for the transfer to the city center.

Transfer from Puerto Madryn Airport/Bus Station to your Hotel in Puerto Madryn are available with extra cost. Please ask at the moment of booking. Pick up time on Christmas and New Year may vary.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Whales Watching or sea lions navigation ride (if you've chosen our tour option that includes it)

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to the provincial reserve (around USD 20) payable only in cash and local currency


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