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Mostly barren land speckled with several salt lakes and a coastline inhabited by marine mammals, Peninsula Valdes represents an important wildlife reserve and a World Heritage Site. Look out for the endangered southern right whales that mate in the gulf between the peninsula and the mainland from May to December. The island also supports sea lions, elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, Antarctic pigeons, and indigenous species like the rhea and the guanaco. Sheep ranches occupy most of the peninsula's inland. The only town within the peninsula--nestled in a bay surrounded by cliffs--offers lodgings, restaurants, some shops, and an information center featuring a full right whale skeleton and an observation tower. An old lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula has been turned into a hotel. Plan your Peninsula Valdes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Puerto Madryn using our Puerto Madryn journey planner.
Tours to Peninsula Valdes
Peninsula Valdes Tour from Puerto Madryn With optional Whale Watching BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $88
Duration: 12 hours
Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Peninsula Valdes from Puerto Madryn BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $309
Duration: 7 hours
Peninsula Valdes National Park Day Trip BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $75
Duration: 11 hours
Peninsula Valdes Reviews
Anche se l'ambiente appare brullo, ottimi panorami e possibilità di vedere da vicino moltissimi animali. Giro in barca per vedere le balene fantastico, con possibilità di vedere le balene a distanza m... more »Although the environment looks barren, great views and the chance to see a lot of animals up close. Boat ride to see fantastic whales, with chances to see whales at very close range.
El acceso a península se hace por una ruta asfaltada , bien mantenida. Se abona una entrada , ahi podes visitar el centro de visitantes. Preguntar a que hora esta la marea alta en cada punto que algun... more »Access to the peninsula is made by a paved route, well maintained. You will be paid a ticket, there you can visit the visitor center. Ask what time is the high tide at every point that some experiences (e.g. orcas) are usually only at high tide The peninsula has 4 important points united by gravel road but well maintained From madryn to port piramide is reached by asphalt. From there to the north tip, valdez cove and other areas of wildlife sightings is ripio It is worth to visit it whole, on the way they will see guanacos, they are clear brown... until you see them the first time you don't realize how much there is... then you sharpen your eyes and you will see amount Don't miss it to go alone, with children, with teenagers, with grandparents! Excellent
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