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  Argentina : Tours : Valdes Peninsula: Whales in the Patagonia

Valdes Peninsula: Whales in the Patagonia

Valdes Peninsula:  Whales in the Patagonia


Season:  Available from September to April
Duration:  4 days / 3 nights
Price: from US$ 466

Inside the Atlantic Patagonia, the city of Puerto Madryn stands out for the transparency of its waters in the Nuevo Golf, which permits water sports both on and under the water, transforming this place into the Argentinean capital of underwater activities and the starting point to tour and see the marine life in the ValdΓ©s Peninsula. It was declared a Natural World Heritage Site principally for being a reproductive area for the southern whales, which can be seen from June to December every year. The Zone, with its irregular coasts, infinite gulfs, bays, estuaries, inlets, and cliffs along a green sea, is the perfect place to find one of the largest varieties of marine life in the world: whales, sea elephants and wolves, penguins and cormorants, among other species of birds. This zone has an exotic and cultural mix with the Mapuches and the customs of the Welsh communities that live at the coast and in the interior mountains.

Itinerary

  • Daily Itinerary
• Excursions
Trip Details
  • Inclusions
• Probable Hotels
• Notes
Rates and Reservations

 

• All rates
• Departures
• Cancellation Policy
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Itinerary

Day 1. Trelew – Puerto Madryn
Reception at the Trelew Airport and transfer to Puerto Madryn. Arrival and dinner at the selected hotel.

Puerto Madryn

Day 2. Puerto Madryn – Punta Delgada
Continental breakfast. Day tour to the Valdés Peninsula, passing through the Ameghino Isthmus that produces the electricity for this region, located between the Nuevo and San José Gulfs. Visit Puerto Pirámide where there is a colony of sea lions and from where you don't want to miss the opportunity to take an optional tour by boat to see the whales that can be seen between June and November. Continue to Punta Delgada. Free afternoon to walk on the beach and the sand dunes. You can enjoy the impressive colony of sea elephants, sea lions, and various species of birds. Return to the hotel.

Day 3. Punta Delgada – Puerto Madryn
Continental breakfast. Free morning to continue visiting the coast. Have lunch and in the afternoon, leave for Caleta Valdés to visit the Wildlife Reserve. After this, return to Puerto Madryn, passing through Salina Grande and Salina Chica. Arrival and accommodations in Puerto Madryn.

Day 4. Puerto Madryn
Continental breakfast. Leave in the morning for Punta Tombo to see the impressive colony of millions of Magellan Penguins. After this we'll leave for the Trelew Airport.


Excursions

Included Excursions

Puerto Madryn
This port is located 65 kms from Trelew and is a center of tourist attraction. This is a coastal city with a lot of sand and flamingos in the bay. There is an Oceanography and Natural Sciences Museum that is worth seeing. You can also find the Albatross Ship, sunken with the intention of being transformed into a habitat for many marine species, those that can be seen by the divers.

Valdes Peninsula

Valdes Peninsula
This is one of the most important natural reserves in Argentina. Here live the southern whales, the sea elephants, and the sea lions, thousands of aquatic birds make their nests, such as Pelicans, Cormorants, and Oyster Catchers. A person with good sight can see Guanacos, Ñandúes, and Marás. Along the coast of the Valdés Peninsula, we can find a colony of around 40,000 sea elephants that are the only kind that can be seen from land, apart from those in Antarctica. Besides the fact that a large part of the beach is protected, the tourists still have the opportunity to see the natural life from specially constructed hidden observatories.

Puerto Piramide
This place is located almost 100 kms from Puerto Madryn, and was an important whaling and seal skin business center. In the 19th century there were more than 500 whalers operating in this water. Since the signed international treaty of protections, the whale population has recuperated a little to about 2000 that continue to live and reproduce near the coasts more or less in July, staying there until the middle of December.


Details of the Program

The Program Includes

  • 2 nights of accommodations in Puerto Madryn, with breakfast.
  • 1 night in Punta Delgada.
  • Regular Transfers to the Trelew Airport - Puerto Madryn - Trelew Airport.
  • Excursions according to the itinerary.
  • Half board.
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary.
  • Taxes according to the itinerary.
  • English - Spanish speaking guide according to the itinerary.

Probable Hotels

Notes

  • The program applies for a minimum of 2 participants.
  • The itinerary may be changed without previous notification.
  • The rates may be modified without previous notification.
  • The transfer from Trelew to Puerto Madre may be done without a guide.
  • The departure flight must be obtained for after 2:00pm.

Rates and Reservations

Rates

Rates per passenger Single Double
Tourist Category 772 466
Superior Category 629 487

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Departures

  • Daily, from September 15 to April 15.

Cancellation Policy

Once the reservation has been confirmed by Gotolatin, the following charges will apply for cancellations made by the passenger, according to the program departure date:

  • Between 45 and 30 working days before the beginning of the program:
    30% of total program value per passenger.
  • Between 30 and 15 working days before the beginning of the program:
    60% of total program value per passenger.
  • Between 15 and 0 working days before the beginning of the program: No refund applies.
  • There are no refunds for portions of the program not used, hotel accommodations, etc.
  • We recommend considering travel insurance for any reason.

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