We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Argentina
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$97*
and up
Peninsula Valdes National Park Day Trip
More Info
$113*
and up
Peninsula Valdes Full Day Tour from Puerto Madryn With optional Whale Watching

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 334 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
SCENIC WONDER VIEWED FROM OUR CRUISE SHIP

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2016
VAChuck
,
Alexandria, VA
Add Photo Write a Review

334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 79: English reviews
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
1,027 reviews
455 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank VAChuck
Zurich
Level Contributor
343 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank Bariloche-61
Dallas
Level Contributor
146 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank reebster
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Level Contributor
333 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank LPLoveToTravel
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
731 reviews
471 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,059 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
4 Thank Rowan H
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank GregWB1955
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Chinchillas
Newtown, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
143 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

Helpful?
1 Thank ioan_wilson
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It's a most beautifull and fascinating place. You can sea hundreds and hundreds of seaelephants and with the guide you can really get very close. also lealions , we did horsebackriding and 4x4. I suggest to sleep in Punta Delgada. Rent a car to get there and stop on the way in Puerto Piramidès for a boatride to the Southern... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JenkeGoffa
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Travelled with Nievemar -Sergio and Gabriel (driver) from Trelew. Pick up at 7am and return to hotel at 7pm so a full day of 500klms. Interesting and informative trip in both English and Spanish for a mixed group. We did not take the whale watching trip from Pyramidesand had a decent lunch and wander around the port in the 2... More 

Helpful?
Thank llangy-fella

Travelers who viewed Peninsula Valdes also viewed

Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut
Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut
 
Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut
Province of Chubut, Patagonia
 

Been to Peninsula Valdes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Peninsula Valdes and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Peninsula Valdes staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?