Experience the Peninsula Valdes on this 4-day, 3-night tour with a local guide. An adventure to remember, this experience brings you closer to sea wildlife and the coastal Argentine city of Puerto Madryn.
This 4-day tour in Patagonia introduces you to some of the amazing marine wildlife in coastal Argentina. You’ll watch whales jump in icy waters on a boat cruise, walk among the Magellan penguins, and spot sea lions resting on gorgeous beaches.
You’ll stay in the seaside city of Puerto Madryn and enjoy amazing ocean views. The town serves as a great jumping-off point to visit the nature reserve Peninsula Valdes, where you’ll explore the cliffs and creeks with a local guide. Please note the best time to see whales is between late June to mid-December.
Day 1 – Transfer to Puerto Madryn
Your guide will pick you up from the airport via a shared transfer and take you to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.
Day 2 – Whale watch at Peninsula Valdes
In the morning, visit the coastal nature reserve Valdes Peninsula. You’ll be able to spot a variety of marine mammals, such as sea lions, as you drive along the scenic cliffs overlooking the bay and beach area. At Caleta Valdes, you can watch a colony of sea elephants bask in the sun. If you’re traveling in June, you’ll be able to spot whales off the coast.
To ensure you’ll see whales on this tour, it’s best to travel between late June to mid-December. You’ll get a closer look at these gentle giants on boat cruise around the Golfo Nuevo bay. Make sure to bring extra clothes, as you will get splashed!
Day 3 – Visit a penguin colony in Punta Tombo
Today, your guide will drive you south of Puerto Madryn to visit an island of Magellan penguins. The largest colony of penguins in South America, you can walk along these waddling birds in the nature reserve. Visit between October and April to see the colony at its peak of more than half a million birds. After the tour ends, you’ll return to Puerto Madryn for a final sunset on the Argentine coast.
Day 4 – Transfer to the airport
Your guide will drop you off at the airport or bus station at your desired time.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.