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Peninsula Valdes

Address: Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Fall City, WA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We're a family of 5 traveling the world for 1 year. Lonely Planet's overview of the Peninsula Valdes was our inspiration for our 4-day visit to this amazing place - the chance to see penguins in their natural habitat was too tempting to pass up! We stayed at the very-simple-but-clean hostel. We scrimped on lodging so our budget could also... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a long day when done as a tour and most of it will be spent in the car driving. It stops at the interpretation centre, a tiny penguin colony which is of no interest had you already done Punta Tombo, the elephant seals, a small beach town and a colony of seal lions. The main reason we went... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We left Puerto Madryn very early and drove out to Peninsula Valdes in a small hire car, the roads are unpaved but easy to drive on once you get used to them and if you observe the speed limits !! We managed the full loop, lots of stops and still got back to Puerto Madryn by 7pm We saw lots... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The nature in Peninsula Valdes is just amazing. Unfortunately we visited it just for one day in a rented car. If we knew before, we would like it so much I would stay at least one or two nights in Puerto Piramides and enjoyed it more. We travelled before in USA and Canada and thought that we saw similar things... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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204 reviews 204 reviews
120 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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