Península Valdés is a Patagonian nature reserve on the coast of Argentina. It’s known for the marine animals inhabiting its surrounding beaches and waters, such as whales, sea lions and elephant seals. This area is know as an open air zoo, where you can see elephant seals at Punta Norte (Breeding season late Sep/Early Oct), or Magellan penguins in Punta Tombo (Oct-Nov Breeding).
The Golfos Nuevo and San Jose are separated by the Itsmo Carlos Ameghino, which leads to the narrow peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic. Peninsula Valdes has been called an “open air zoo”.
But perhaps the big attraction is the southern right whale (Eubalaena australis), which frequent the shallow waters of Golfo Nuevo and Golfo San Carlos between June & mid-December to breed and bear their young; Puerto Piramdes is the departure point for whale viewing excursions.
At Punta Norte there are elephant seals (breeding season late Sep/early Oct); at Caleta Valdes, 27 miles south of Punta Norte, you can see Magellan penguins (Oct-Nov nesting), sea lions (Dec-Jan breeding season) and elephant seals.
At Punta Delgada the beach provides excellent viewing of elephant seals. In addition, guanacos, rheas, armadillos and other wildlife can be seen on the peninsula; wildlife viewing is at its maximum during October-November.
After breakfast you will be taken for a tour of Punta Tombo. Punta Tombo is situated about 120km from Trelew City on the ocean front. From here it will be possible to observe the marvelous Magallanic Penguins whose rookery is supposed to gather two million specimens. This is the most important continental penguin rookery in all of Argentina.
After tour you will be transferred to Trelew Airport.
- Regular airport transfers
- Regular tours with English speaking guides
- National park entrance fees
- Any items not mentioned as included or mentioned in the itinerary
- Any flights into or within South America