Peninsula Valdes for Cruise Passengers
We go along Provincial Route Nº 2 until we reach the “el Desempeño” control post where the entrance to the area is paid (approximately 40 km from Madryn) and we begin to explore and discover the charms of the Peninsula, its landscape, flora and fauna. approximately 20 km of this entered the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connects the peninsula with the mainland. The first stop we make is in the "Interpretation Center Carlos Ameghino", which provides information on the ecosystem of the Peninsula, species of marine fauna concentrated in big along the entire Peninsula, flora and history of the region. You can see the full skeleton of a whale, different species of animals and history of inhabitants of the Peninsula, Indian and Spanish. The center has a viewpoint, which you can be accessed with binoculars to appreciate the narrow isthmus Carlos Ameghino right bathed by the waters of the New Gulf and to the left side by the water sector of the Gulf San Jose. You can also appreciate the Bird Island which is about 5 Km. this place over the Gulf San José. The island is an important colony of birds marine conservation. We continue the tour to Puerto Pirámides, only tourist village on the Peninsula. Its beaches are protected by cliffs (fences) resembling pyramids, hence its name.
Puerto Pyramid leave to continue walking tour, depending on the state of the roads and wildlife migration, we visited Punta Norte or Caleta Valdes, colony of elephant seals and sea lions hair. At high tide it is possible to see orcas in the months of February, March and April, time feeding of baby sea lions. It has a guard faunas, bathrooms, interpretation center and a small cafe. Then we return the way back to the city of Puerto Madryn.
They can vary the times and order of the places to go, depending on the season, climate and interests of the group.
- We start from the pier
- Carlos Ameghino Interpretation Center
- Bird Island view from the viewpoint.
- Puerto Piramides (*)
- Caleta Valdes: Interpretation paths on the life of the elephant seal.
- Return to Puerto Madryn
- Free time for shopping, stroll through downtown, Internet, etc.
- Return to the dock to board the cruise
(*) Puerto Pirámides is visited when the boat's stay in the city is sufficient.
Departures: Regular or private
Duration: Depending on the length of stay in port
Closing hour: within the first 30 minutes of mooring the boat.
Arrival schedule: between 1 Y 2 hours before the departure of the ship
Minimum passenger: 2 people
- Enter the reserve:
- Personal expenses.
- Waiting for the passengers on the pier.
- guides: Spanish / English / Portuguese / French. (Ask for other languages)
NOTE: ask for departures with entrance to the reserve and lunch
Suggested equipment: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing, photographic equipment, sunscreen and hat.