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Peninsula Valdes

Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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