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Peninsula Valdes

Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Sandefjord, Norway
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202 reviews 202 reviews
120 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Long ride but worth it. Saw lots of animals from elephant seals to penguins to rheas and armadillo affordable. Bring refreshments. Enjoy

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

First, the day spent in the park is absolutely incredible! The whale watching is magnificent (so many whales, it's like whale soup), and the elephant seals are amazing! It's a long day of driving, but the rewards are worth it. The only bad part of our trip was that the tour guide left us at the lighthouse restaurant. We had... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For seeing nature and marine animals, Peninsula Valdes is second to none in Argentina. You will see (many) Southern Right Whales. Our cruise saw at least a dozen and spotted a mother and calf breach out of the water several times. Sometimes jumping no further than 10 meters away. It was unbelievable. As you travel around the peninsula, there is... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

When you decide to go and visit Peninsula Valdes be prepared for a very very long and boring drive, particularly difficult when you have young kids with you. The balance between the time on the road (and mainly gravel road where you go 60 km/hour max) and animal watching is out of proportion. To enter the peninsula, fees are doubled... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We dediced to do a group tour (with All Peninsula Valdes), costing (whale watching included) 1200 AR$ per person, access to the Peninsula is an additional 180 AR$. The nice thing is that you don't have to care about the transportation and the guide gave a lot of information about the Peninsula and wildlife present. Whale watching is the top... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We love seeing animals in the wild, and peninsula valdes is a good place to do so. It is a pricy expedition though. You have to get your own transport (between 800 to 1100 pesos + gas), then the entrance (140 pesos p.p.) and if you want to do the boat tour it is an extra 640 pesos per person... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I traveled to Peninsula Valdes as part of a full day excursion. I paid 1200 pesos for the excursion plus 160 pesos for the entrance to the area. Just under 100 USD (blue market rate) in total. The excursion included a 10 minute visit to Doradillo beach, 45 minute whale watching and then a tour of the area. I think... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The scenery here is unmatched, and its remote location ensures that you're not seeing it with crowds. A drive around the peninsula with frequent stops to view wildlife is all by itself the memory of a lifetime.

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Georgetown, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Another cruise passenger arranged the private tour for about 12 of us with Sentir Patagonia Travel in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. They did a great job. Here's my travel diary description: Today was Argentine wildlife day. We arrived in Puerto Madyrn early this morning, which is a semi-desert area of the country with only seven inches of rain a year. We're... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We did the Valdes Peninsula Princess Cruises excursion. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a wildlife preserve. We saw a penguin rookery, a sea lion rookery and elephant seals. The scenery is excellent and you have a good chance of seeing wildlife.

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