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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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UNESCO World Heritage Site

The coastline of this peninsula is inhabited by elephant seals, sea lions and fur seals. From the rocks above you have a great view over the colonies of these sea mammals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coastline of this peninsula is inhabited by elephant seals, sea lions and fur seals. From the rocks above you have a great view over the colonies of these sea mammals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

People involved with tourism were helpful and friendly. Watched whales from the semi-submersible Yellow Submarine AND from a traditional boat. Drove a large portion of the peninsula, and while roads are not paved, they were passable. It is easy to see why UNESCO would choose this area for the World Heritage designation: the marine wildlife is amazing, and the rest... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

One of our stops on our Celebrity Cruise from Santiago to Buenos Aires was Puerto Madryn where we enjoyed sea lions, exotic birds, and other animals in the Valdes Peninsula area of Patagonia. The vitsas are wonderful! Suggestion--wear warm, layered clothing with good wind breakers as the last layer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

... and I am glad it is - otherwise many others would do exactly the same ... ! There are a few spots on the Peninsula Valdés which I like most: Punta Norte ----------------- This spot - around 1 1/2 hours away from Puerto Piramídes away or around the same distance from the Faro at Punta Delgada - is one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is a beautiful national park with a wide array of wildlife. Take your binoculars because sometimes the sea lions can be pretty far away. We saw plenty of Magellanic penguins, sea lions, a variety of birds and plenty of other local wildlife. There are limited restroom facilities. It was a fairly expensive day, but the views and wildlife that... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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