Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn

4.6
#1 of 19 in Nature in Province of Chubut
Mostly barren land speckled with several salt lakes and a coastline inhabited by marine mammals, Peninsula Valdes represents an important wildlife reserve and a World Heritage Site. Look out for the endangered southern right whales that mate in the gulf between the peninsula and the mainland from May to December. The island also supports sea lions, elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, Antarctic pigeons, and indigenous species like the rhea and the guanaco. Sheep ranches occupy most of the peninsula's inland. The only town within the peninsula--nestled in a bay surrounded by cliffs--offers lodgings, restaurants, some shops, and an information center featuring a full right whale skeleton and an observation tower. An old lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula has been turned into a hotel. Plan your Peninsula Valdes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Puerto Madryn using our Puerto Madryn journey planner.
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  • Marvelous mammals, which are shown and offered their way of life and contact in the distance with the observers. Watching in November is mothers and offspring exclusively. Lifejackets oppress and generate excessive heat that aggravates the situation in people with dizziness and discomfort at the crossing. Good attention of the driver of the boat and the attendees. Very expensive excursion. Only cash?
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  • Peninsula with protected fauna and possible sightings of whales, orcas, dolphins, wolves, elephant seals. Extensive it is recommended the hiring of a tour that includes sights lie whale. A day delight
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  • The + - exceptional wildlife - beautiful landscapes - the freedom to get there only the - the price of admission (approx. 500 ARS per pers) - the gravel road trying - many places where it is not allowed to leave the vehicle to wander PS take z your binoculars. Just a big full day. It is not necessary to take turns or pay an activity, a self-guided tour is sufficient. Encourage a visit of 2/3 superiors of the East Coast with a focus the Center organ.
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  • Long drives on roads with little scenery. Saw only flamingoes but nothing else. Was hoping for so much more.
  • Only if you want to understan fully the concepts of unique and wild. Tome stops here.
  • Beautiful place, full of animals.
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