Whales

Argentina, wild discoveries

On the shores of the New Gulf, Puerto Madryn is the main gateway to Peninsula Valdes, where wildlife is manifested in its maximum splendor. Year after year, the FRANCA AUSTRAL whales choose these latitudes to reproduce offering a unique and remarkable spectacle! Sea lions, penguins and distinguished birds make this destination a wild and unforgettable experience ...

This package includes:

Accommodation
Hotel from 3 to 5 stars (With breakfast)
Excursions EXCURSIÓN PENÍNSULA VALDES (DC)
EXCURSIÓN EL DORADILLO (MD)
Transfers Aeropuerto / Hotel / Aeropuerto

Itinerary

Day 1: Upon arrival at the city's airport, a vehicle will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel. The duration of the trip depends on the airport your flight arrives: it could be Puerto Madryn (the same city of staying) or Trelew, located at 50 kms far. You will have free time to explore the surroundings and get a first impression of this destination of the Patagonian coast. Lunch and dinner can be taken at the hotel or in the center of the city (see our list of "Where to eat" recommendations).

Day 2: After breakfast (07:30 am) we will be fetching you by the hotel to make one of the most representative excursions of this destination: PENÍNSULA VALDÉS, you will know the flora and fauna that inhabits the place in a region where the Patagonian steppe and the sea has been uniquely related to creating landscapes and magical moments. During the tour you will visit Puerto Pirámide where you will be able to have lunch and to make THE WHALES WATCHING BY BOAT OR SUBAMARINE (only availabe in the months of May to October and depending on weather conditions) . With the help of a specialized guide you can understand why the southern right whale chooses these latitudes to mate and give birth to their young. Around 6.30 pm you will be returning to the city. Dinner can be taken at the hotel or in the city center (see our list of recommendations on where to eat).

Day 3: Today you can wake up later as the tour starts in the afternoon. We recommend that you choose some of the optional excursions that we offer (see our proposal of optional excursions). After lunch, in the afternoon we will start the excursion to DORADILLO, 15 kilometers from the city there is a quiet beach where you can watch whales from the coast. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture these beautiful animals and the incredible show they will offer you. In the afternoon you will be returning to the city. Dinner can be taken at the hotel or in the city center (see our list of recommendations on where to eat).

Day 4: The transfer will pick you up to take you to the airport with the necessary advance time according to your time and airport departure. If your flight is in the evening you can take advantage of any of the optional excursions offered.



EXCURSIÓN PENÍNSULA VALDES (DC)


Departure: Every day - from 07:45 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Duration: 11 hours.
Description: We will visit the Interpretation Center of Flora and Fauna, the island of the birds and the small village known as Puerto Pirámide. There we will be two hours to have lunch and to make the whales watching embarked (by catamaran or submarine as you prefer). Taking the ride 1 hour anda a half, you have three possible departures, at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 hs. In the afternoon, we will visit the particular geography of La Caleta. Around 6:30 PM, we return to the city arriving 
Included: transfer and navigation for whales watching.
Not included: lunch, tips and Natural reserve entrance fee (general fee for no residents USD 21 & for residents USD 11)
Recommendations: Bring raincoat or extra clothes to change in case of getting wet, water and sunscreen.
Relevant additional information: to take the Yellow Submarine you have to go to Southern Spirit boarding center. You must be there one hour before departure.


EXCURSIÓN EL DORADILLO (MD)


Departure: From June to December.
Duration:  2 and could be extended to 3 hours.
Description: Just 15 km from the city of Puerto Madryn, there is a quiet beach from where you can see whales from the coast. Along the 25 kilometers of coastline, you can find these imposing cetaceans just a few steps away.
Included: Transfer and bilingual guide in regular service.
Relevant additional information: Take some binoculars to enjoy the sight closer.



LOBERÍA DE PUNTA LOMA Y CITY TOUR (MD)


Departure: Every day.
Duration: 2 hours.
Description: Leaving Puerto Madryn to the south, we will go through different beaches. The first one is Kaiser Beach, that leads to a large dune in which sandboarding is practiced. We will also visit Parana Beach where you will be able to appreciate the upper part of the sunken Folias Boat, ideal for snorkeling or diving. When we arrive to Punta Loma, from where we will be able to observe a station of sea lions. Completing the excursion we will have a city tour visiting the most emblematic places throughout Puerto Madryn.
Included: Transfer and bilingual guide in regular service.
Not included: Tips.


4X4: COSTAS DEL NUEVO + MINI TREKKING CON FÓSILES MARINOS (MD)


Departure: Every day.
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This expedition takes us to beaches near the city of Puerto Madryn and to different panoramic points of unique beauty such as the Avanzado Hill, 105 meters high. You will discover an ecosystem rich in flora and fauna , accessing the interpretation of the intertidal environments. Finally, we will enter by canyons until we reach the base of the fences, where we will make a walk that includes an interpretation of Marine Fossils.
Included: Transfers in off-road vehicles, guide and didactic material for activities.
Not included: Food and drinks.
Recommendations: Wear hat, sunglasses and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen and protection for photographic and film equipment.
Relevant additional information: Minimum 2 passengers.


EXCURSIÓN FD PINGUINERA + DIA DE CAMPO EL PEDRAL (DC)


Departure: Every day, from September 15th to April 15th
Duration: 8 ½ hours
Description: We travel through 75 Km of Patagonian Steppe and we arrive at the southern end of the New Gulf, where the Punta Ninfas Lighthouse is located. We can see the breeding sites for elephants and sea lions. We will visit El Pedral, a helmet of Patagonian stay that constitutes a museum in itself and a colony of Penguins of Magellan. At noon we will taste a lamb on the grill with varieties of salads, drinks and house wine, dessert and coffee. In the afternoon you can enjoy the swimming pool, games for children, hiking the trails around the property or have tea with Welsh black cake, before heading back.
Included: Transfer from Puerto Madryn, guide and lunch.
Not included: Tips.
Relevant additional information: Departure and return from Monument to Welsh Woman  (300 Roca Avenue) Puerto Madryn.
 


PASEO NAUTICO "REGINA AUSTRALE"


Departure: Every day
Duration: 03 hours.
Description: We offer you a fun opportunity through a Cruise on the waters of the New Gulf visiting the best places and landscapes near Puerto Madryn. The ship has three comfortable decks (two under roof, with heating and air conditioning, and one open air) that allow you to enjoy the Patagonian landscapes from the sea. The boat has Restaurant and Confectionery on two internal decks. No food is allowed on board, you can only bring mate equipment. The ticket office is open on departure days starting at 9 am in the entrance to the Pier Piedrabuena Luis, which is the downtown pier of the city.
Included: Guide on board.
Not Included: Transfers to the port (downtown) and lunch.
Relevant additional information: Departure time 01.00 p.m. Presentation: an hour before in the box office.



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Contact




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Neuquén/Argentina

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