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Address: Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$157.10*
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Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Peninsula Valdes from Puerto Madryn
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$97.00*
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Peninsula Valdes National Park Day Trip
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$99.00*
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Peninsula Valdes Full Day Tour from Puerto Madryn With optional Whale Watching

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A beautiful ode to nature

We spent a whole day at Peninsula Valdes, having lunch at cute Puerto Piramides, enjoying the scenery and witnessing the wildlife at different viewpoints. One word: amazing!!! In... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a whole day at Peninsula Valdes, having lunch at cute Puerto Piramides, enjoying the scenery and witnessing the wildlife at different viewpoints. One word: amazing!!! In my opinion the best is to rent a car to do things at your own pace. Careful though at the gravel roads with the little debris that can damage the windshield.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My other half and I have been there in February 2017. By plane to Trelew and stayed 3 nights in Puerto Madryn. Hired a small Chev vehicle and drove to Valdes and slept one night in Punta Delgada Hotel in Valdes. Filled up the car in Puerto Piramides. Took 8 litres petrol from Puerto Madryn to Piramides. Drove up to... More 

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely part of the coast with lovely views and lots to see and do, including the Ecocentre. Can be busy if cruise ships are in, but there is much to see and the walks are flat. The beach areas are clean.

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Antwerpen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a private transport with guide from Puerto Madryn. Nice to cross the peninsula. We started with a boat trip in Puerto Piramides and we're lucky to see killer whales in the bay. Also sea lions at short range. On the way to the beaches you can see nandoes, guanacos and maras. Great all-day experience!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peninsula Valdes is a long ride from Puerto Madryn but we were able to first see a colony of Magellanic penguins and then a number of sea lions spread out on the beach. The penguins were up and close and, while there was a small barrier to keep the humans away, you are able to get close to the penguins.... More 

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El Remate, Guatemala
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going with Patagonia tour company we toured the upper half of the peninsula seeing the 100s of elephant seals , some birds, plenty Penguins and guanacos or llamas. Not many birds the 12 pax van was small and I felt crowded, Good guide. Take water and sun protection.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are collectivo buses 2-3 times a day to/from Pto Madryn to Pto Pyramides. I went outside of whale season and had already snorkelled with the sea lions so thought I could do this experience on my own with a lower budget... The bus was super easy, was about 114 pesos one way then had to pay for the national... More 

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Valmadrera, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After travelling for hours it is wonderful to see the herds of sea elephants and sea lions spread out on the immense beaches . Penguins are also present. Along the way you can see the Rheas, rabbits, foxes and other animals and birds.... Arriving at Delgado go and eat some lam cooked on the open fire absolutely wonderful. Not to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We did this while on the Zaandam. Ultimately it was our least favorite excursion for our 21 day trip. If you go during whale season (we didnt) and dont otherwise have an opportunity to see whales (e.g., from a cruise ship), then it's probably outstanding. We went in the December/January season and while we saw a few sea lions we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Although a 200km one way drive from the town and a lot of driving on a rough sand road, the trip is well worth it. In particular, the sea lions were most impressive. For tourists who have not visited other penguin colonies, penguin sightings are good.

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