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Peninsula Valdes National Park Day Trip
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Peninsula Valdes Full Day Tour from Puerto Madryn With optional Whale Watching

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Amazing Wildlife and Landscapes

The Peninsula Valdes is a 2 hour drive from Puorto Madryn...but so worth the drive. Along the drive you will see: guanacos, choiques (reas), (hairy armadillo), mara and tons of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peninsula Valdes is a 2 hour drive from Puorto Madryn...but so worth the drive. Along the drive you will see: guanacos, choiques (reas), (hairy armadillo), mara and tons of birds. We went to Punta Norte and visited a colony of Southern Sea Lions and several Southern Elephant Seals. Then we went to San Lorenzo to visit with a fantastic... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I did a day trip to the Peninsula Valdes in mid December 2015. Here are a few of my thoughts for those considering a trip here. COST & BEST WAY TO VISIT (CAR VS TOUR?) Using Puerto Madryn as a base the Peninsula is around a 400km return trip featuring multiple small stops on the way. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peninsula Valdes in Argentina is accessible from Puerto Madryn and contains some specular land and seascapes and is theme to an amazing colony of magellanic penguins. The beauty of the peninsula, the breezes from the ocean and the amazing penguins are not to be missed. In late November and early December the penguins are nesting so you can see chicks... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here by joining a local tour. The first spot is Puerto Piramides. In there we could choose to take a boat ride (fee is not included in the tour) to see the seal closely in the sea and if we are lucky enough, we may be able to see the dolphins (but we were not lucky, we could... More 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you are in the Porth Madryn area this is certainly worth a visit. You can get very close to the penguins (within a few feet) and the elephant seal colony is something different

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It's a most beautifull and fascinating place. You can sea hundreds and hundreds of seaelephants and with the guide you can really get very close. also lealions , we did horsebackriding and 4x4. I suggest to sleep in Punta Delgada. Rent a car to get there and stop on the way in Puerto Piramidès for a boatride to the Southern... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Travelled with Nievemar -Sergio and Gabriel (driver) from Trelew. Pick up at 7am and return to hotel at 7pm so a full day of 500klms. Interesting and informative trip in both English and Spanish for a mixed group. We did not take the whale watching trip from Pyramidesand had a decent lunch and wander around the port in the 2... More 

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

There are a lot of companies offering to go to peninsula valdes. If you are traveling with a different person or even more its cheaper to rent a car. We rented a car for 80 usd. Its easy to make the drive up to Peninsula valdes and you can choose to witch place you wanne go. And you can spent... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Be aware that the entry fee has increased AGAIN to 260 pesos for foreigners. Your cheapest tour to visit has also increased, with it being difficult to find anything less than 800 pesos per person - you might want to think about renting a car instead, especially if you're travelling as a group.

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Mound, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Yup, that's it. I want to move there. WOW, what a place. It is so good to see that this place is protected. Don't miss the hacienda in punta delgada. Excellent restaurant and hotel. I will stay there next time I go to Peninsula Valdes. No place like it on earth. Wright whales, elephant seals, orcas, magellan penguins, nandu, gray... More 

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