Valdes Peninsula

Tour Peninsula Valdes

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General Details
We leave the city of Puerto Madryn Northbound, we cross the provincial route No. 2 to reach the checkpoint "Performance" where the income is paid to the area (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, unique tourist village of the Peninsula and allowed only place for the wildlife watching embarked. Its beaches are protected by cliffs (fences) resembling pyramids, hence its name. In the village we make a stop about 2 hours to embark on the unforgettable experience of sailing the waters of Golfo Nuevo, if we choose this option, or just enjoy the charms of the place. Navigations are performed on vessels of various capacities, since 5 until 70 passengers, and last approximately between one and two hours.
• From June to December sightings of Southern Right Whales are made, call this way to be an animal that is characterized by its gentleness, its slowness and curiosity, so they can reach incredible distances approaching, allowing your skin so characteristic observed by being covered calluses. Occasionally they pass under the boat, They emit a sound and hopefully we will offer the wonderful spectacle of spotting a jump or at least, a tail flap.
• From January to March, time when whales migrate to the southern seas, Nautical Tours are conducted. It sails to Punta Pyramids Lobería: post station of Lobos marinos de un pelo, where we can observe the activity dominates the colony according to the season (formación de los harenes, matings and births). Visit the "Island of cormorants" and the "Canyon of the Birds" (breeding colonies of cormorants and biguá) then drive to a full fossil caves. If the weather helps and good luck is on our side we can also see dusky dolphins. On this tour the option of making offers snorkelling; the boat makes a stop about 20 minutes and available to interested parties the necessary equipment (jacket, mask and flippers) to enjoy this unforgettable experience. We left Puerto Pyramid to continue the tour crossing the Provincial Route No. 2. On the way we pass the Salina Grande and Salina Chica, are the most important depressions in South America. Is it so, respectively, a 42 Y 35 meters below sea level. Depending on the time and cloudiness they appear before our eyes with a pink coloration, because of its physicochemical composition and the incidence of sunlight. Heading toward the southeastern tip of the peninsula We pass near Punta Delgada is a former naval settlement, where the lighthouse dating from is 1905. You can see one of the highest concentrations of sea elephants in a landscape which highlights the great cliffs. We travel the East Coast north, making a stop at a new viewpoint, where we can observe some elephant seals. After a few kilometers we reach Caleta Valdes, It is an exceptional attractive geological formation of the language of the creek, thin strip of land that encloses a portion connected to the sea through a small mouth with the surrounding sea, its calm waters and beaches of the cove naturally isolated by high and steep cliffs are an excellent area for elephant seals. From a viewpoint we can see the place and closely observe the elephant seals. The cove is also home to large populations of Magellanic penguins.
Between October and March, depending on the state of the roads and wildlife migration, We visited Punta Norte, 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 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.
Duration: 12 hours Departure: 8:00 hs Season: All year
  1. Since the Performance (enter the reserve).
  2. Istmo Ameghino
  3. Puerto Pyramids (Optional Whale Watching Fauna Marina or according to the time of year).
  4. Salinas Grande and Chica.
  5. Punta Delgada, oldest lighthouse on the Peninsula and colony of elephant seals, or Punta Norte, colony of sea lions and orcas attack place (the place visited depends on the time of year and according to the presence of animals).
  6. Punta Cantor, post station natural of elefantes marinos.
  7. Parador de Estancia La Elvira (Instead of snack or lunch).
  8. Caleta Valdes, Magellanic penguin colony from October to March.
  9. Internal roads in the reserve copies of terrestrial fauna are seen as guanacos, Choiques, Maras, Grey foxes, zorrinos, etc, and a variety of birds.
Details tour
Season: All year.
Departures: Regular.
Duration: Full Day (Complete day)
Closing hour: 08:00 hs approx.
Arrival schedule: 18:00 hs approx.
Minimum passenger: 3 people
Maximum passenger: 18 people
Travel: Traditional circuit Peninsula Valdes
not included:

  • Enter the reserve:
    ARS $ 330 higher – ARS $ 165 under 12 years (until 31/08/2015 inclusive).
    ARS $ 650 higher – ARS $ 325 under 12 years (since 0109/2015 until 31/12/2015).
  • lunch.
  • optional.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Whale Watching embarked (see tour / optional corresponding ... ..)

It includes:

  • transfers:
  • It seeks to / passengers where they are staying.
  • guides: Spanish English Portuguese. (Ask for other languages ​​in private service)

Optional: (Subject to weather conditions)

  • WHALE WATCHING ON BOARD. (June to December)
  • FAUNA MARINA WHALE. (January to March)

Suggested equipment: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing, photographic equipment, extra batteries, sunscreen and hat.