Peninsula Valdes shore excursion

Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 18
Peninsula Valdes shore excursion
Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

 We leave the city of Puerto Madryn heading north, we travel through provincial route No. 2 until we reach the "El Desempeño" checkpoint where the entrance to the area is paid (approximately 40 km from Madryn) and we begin to explore and discover the charms of the Peninsula, its landscape, its flora and its fauna. Approximately 20 km from this we enter the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus, which is a narrow strip of land that joins the Peninsula with the mainland. The first stop we make is at the "Carlos Ameghino Interpretation Center", which provides information on the ecosystem of the Peninsula, the species of marine fauna that are concentrated in large colonies throughout the Peninsula, the flora and history of the region. You can see the complete skeletons of a whale, different species of animals and the history of the inhabitants of the Peninsula, indigenous and Spanish. The center has a viewpoint, which can be accessed to appreciate with binoculars the narrowest sector of the Carlos Ameghino isthmus bathed on the right by the waters of the Nuevo Gulf and on the left by the waters of the San José Gulf. You can also see the Isla de los Pájaros, which is located about 5 km from this place on the San José Gulf. The island is an important colony of marine birds in conservation. We continue the tour until we reach Puerto Pirámides, the only tourist village on the Peninsula and the only place allowed for on-board wildlife viewing. Its beaches are protected by cliffs (bardas) that resemble pyramids, hence its name. In the village we make a stop of approximately 2 hours to embark on the unforgettable experience of sailing the waters of the New Gulf, if we choose this option, or simply enjoy the charms of the place. The navigations are carried out in boats of various capacities, from 5 to 70 passengers, and last approximately between one and two hours. 


  1. Post El Desempeño (entrance to the reserve).
  2. Ameghino Isthmus
  3. Puerto Pirámides (Optional Whale Watching or Marine Fauna Watching according to the time of year).
  4. Punta Cantor, natural colony of sea elephants.
  5. Parador de Estancia La Elvira (place for refreshments or lunch).
  6. Caleta Valdés, colony of Magellanic penguins from October to March.
  7. On the internal roads of the reserve, specimens of terrestrial fauna such as Guanacos, Choiques, Maras, Gray Foxes, Skunks, etc., and a great variety of birds can be seen.



  • Transfers: Search for the passengers where they are staying.
  • Guides: Spanish/English. (Ask for other languages in regular or private service)

Not included


  • Entrance to the reserve
  • foods
  • optional
  • Personal expenses.

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if you pay a deposit, the balance due must by pay in cash the day of the tour when you arrive.

Deposit: $25
Deposit: $25

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