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Peninsula Valdes

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Address: Argentina
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Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife

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Amazing Wildlife

There are not many places where you can see such a variety of wildlife. On our trip we saw guanacos, rheas, interesting animals called maras, an armadillo, sea lions courting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Carmichael, California
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Carmichael, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
60 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There are not many places where you can see such a variety of wildlife. On our trip we saw guanacos, rheas, interesting animals called maras, an armadillo, sea lions courting, elephant seals and Magellanic penguins. It is hard to imagine a greater collection of different types of land and sea life. If you take a cruise and stop in Puerto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The whole peninsula is a nice part of nature. The whole peninsula is wide and there are no pawed roads, only gravel, so you have to count on, that the travel distance from the nearest city of Puerto Madryn is much longer and the maximum speed on the peninsula won’t be more than 60-70 km/h. We hired a car, so... More 

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Markham, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The coastline on the east side of Peninsula Valdes is just spectacular, with high and abrupt cliffs, crystal clear waters, and sandy beaches. These are all the domain of sea mammals. Large colonies of sea lions (they have newborn pups in Jan.) can be found along the east coast at the end of road 2 (close to Punta Delgada), while... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We toured with Forastero Tours out of Puerto Madryn. Could not have been more pleased. Only 6 in our comfortable van. We saw hundreds and hundreds of Sea Lions and pups. Giant "Beach Master" bulls with their heads held high. Did see some Elephant seals but few and far away. Numerous penguins and some Guanacos. Rita feed us a box... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When in Puerto Madryn, you have two choices 1. Head North to Peninsula Valdes for Sea Lions or 2. South to Pointe Tombe for Magellanic Penguins and a Welsh village. We headed north and very much enjoyed watching amazingly large male sea lions, female sea lions and three week old babies wandering the beach, We also had the chance to... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been diving with a lot of marine life, but no experience in the sea have been more fun than diving with sea lions... These amazing animals are fun an playful and even though the experience was a little prizy - it was worth every dime... We took of from Puerto Madryn in the early morning.. had a nice... More 

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Tel Aviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

While some travelers refer to Peninsula Valdes as the entire area for watching wildlife in the Puerto Madryn area, actually it is quite a specific area, which does not include all the “attractions” the area has to offer (more specifically, it does not include the big Penguin colony in Punta Tumbo which is actually much closer to a town called... More 

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Chemnitz, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've been end of December 2014 on the Peninsula Valdes. I'm traveling by bicycle around the world and also Southamerica. I was cycling from Puerto Madryn to Piramides. And of course I paid 180 Pesos. The same like the foreign motorists. And much more than the argentinian motorists. But I'm just cycling. And cycling is a more environmentally friendly way... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It was a long (about 2 hrs.) drive from the cruise ship terminal in Puerto Madryn to Peninsula Valdes beaches, but it was worth it. We saw many animals in the wild. It's hard to list all of them. Here is a short list: Guanacos (small lamas), Choique - Darwin's Rea (small ostrich), sea lions, elephant seals and very cute... More 

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The stars of Puerto Madryn are the animals by far. All depending on their season the SUPERstars whale, orka, sea lion, sea elephant, pinguino and dolphins can be seen somewhere around the city. Taking a trip to Peninsula Valdes is definitely one of the highlights of the area and a wise decision when your are only staying for a short... More 

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