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Peninsula Valdes

Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Day tours cost around GBpound30 + 10 pound entrance to the peninsula. I didn´´t see the Orcas so make sure you only do a tour if there is a high tide you can see during the day you go, otherwise you won´t see Orcas, but they won´t tell you this as they need the custom. There are period every month... More

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Meppen, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I rented a car in Puerto Madryn (there are several car rental places on Av. Roca) with three people I met in Puerto Madryn to go to the peninsula Valdez. A normal car without 4 wheel drive (not necessary) was around 900 Pesos (around 120 dollars) for one day. Making a round trip from Puerto Madryn to Punta Delgado, up... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Excellent choice to rent a car and drive the Peninsula. Get a little map at the tourist office in Puerto Primade and head out. Wide open spaces and beautiful scenery. Plenty of wildlife. Have water and food as there are only about 3 places throughout the drive to get food and a restroom stop. Have a full tank of gas... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

It was a long bumpy ride to get to the reserve. The scenery was beautiful but if you go to see the wildlife, research the best times to see whales, seal lions etc since they migrate in and out of this area. Enjoyed the time there but it was a long day. You can see penguins but they are more... More

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Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The only problem with this excursion was the fact that we went outside the whale season and did not get to see any whales. But, we did get to see local birds and sea lions "educating" the females in their harem and for us it was good enough. We also loved the boat ride, so overall it was a good... More

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Zevergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The peninsula Valdes is a nature protected area where you can see (if you are there in the right period, and if you are patient and lucky) wales, sea lions, orcas , penguins and other sea mamals as well as lots of bird. Puerto piramides is a nice place to go and enjoy lunch. The ride on the peninsula is... More

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This november my husband and I visited Peninsula Valdes. We are real big fans of whales and thus were looking forward to see the southern right whales with their youngs. We found out that you can go to a perfect bay, named Punta Pardelas, only a 15 km drive from puerto piramides (when you leave Piramides in the direction of... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

We are staying in Puerto Madryn and deceived not to take an organized tour to the Park rather than using a rental car. Besides the park admission fee (not as in Lonely Planet stated while exiting you can ask them for re-issuing the pass for the next day - doesn't work) they charge a small amount for rental cars. If... More

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Nottingham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The whole of the Valdes Peninsula is a haven for wildlife. The Southern Right Whales are the main reason for visiting the area at this time of year. To see them breaching and tail flapping is a sight I will never forget. The care the mother whales show to their young is touching. But there are so many things to... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Pninsula valdes is a must to visit. We were staying in trelew and not puerto madryn so it was not easy to find tours going out from trelew as most of tourist groups were staying in puerto madryn . Our hotel receptionist finally could join us to a group in puerto madryn. The tour guide, the best tour guide we... More

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