Discover Valdes from Traditional Estancia

Become acquainted with Patagonian culture as you encounter the richness of it's wildlife, staying at an authentic Patagonian ranch where the local history and natural environment are celebrated and conserved with passion. You'll be awed by whales, seals and numerous bird species whilst relaxing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.

4 Days


Discover Valdes from Traditional Estancia - 4 - $2,176

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Two full days at leisure to explore the Peninsula Valdes as you wish, as well as the first day whale-spotting excursion
  • See Southern Right Whales, Orca Whales and Elephant Seals right from the shore of the estancia's private beach and 18km coastline
  • Venture onto hiking trails with bilingual biologists and naturalists, and see the Valdes from a range of perspectives mountain biking or horseback riding
  • Get familiar with the workings of a traditional Patagonian sheep farm, with the option to also tour the ex-livestock facilities
  • Experience the feeling of uninterrupted connection with nature, soaking up the slow pace and quaint atmosphere

Start from Trelew and end at Trelew

Landmarks visited on Discover Valdes from Traditional Estancia

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Trelew to Peninsula Valdes

Begin your adventure with a private transfer from Trelew to Peninsula Valdes. Upon arrival you will enjoy a whale-watching excursion. The Peninsula is home to two different types of Whales, the Southern Right and the Orca, and also has a large variety of other interesting and extraordinary wildlife that you might be lucky enough to see.

After the whale-watching navigation you will continue your journey onwards, reaching the Rincón Chico estancia, located in Punta Delgada and authentically Patagonian. The estancia was established as a functional sheep ranch and is an uncommon fusion between wild Patagonia and the vast expanse of rangeland that is Rincón Chico. There is a strong emphasis on preserving the environment and its natural cycles, because it serves as critical habitat for countless species of birds and reptiles as well as marine and terrestrial mammals.

The guest house has 8 comfortable rooms with a private bathroom with bathtub in each, and can be assembled as needed to accommodate individual parties.

Accommodation: Estancia Rincón Chico

Days 2–3: Explore the Valdes Peninsula

How you choose to spend your time in the peninsula is up to you. Encounter the incredible wildlife that the region is home to closer to the estancia or further afield on guided explorations. There are a range of off-the-beaten-track hikes that you can take as well as activities ranging from mountain biking to birdwatching or horseback riding. 

At the estancia you will feel that you have known the farmhouse for years and its memory will be unforgettable. Savour the many stunning moments; being awakened by the song of the larks, discovering the reddish shades at dusk, enjoying the longest rainbow you have ever seen and encountering an endless sky full of stars.

Accommodation: Estancia Rincón Chico

Day 4: Transfer to Trelew

On your last day, you will be driven to Trelew Airport for your departure or onward travel.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Departures can be set up on a date of your choice, subject to availability.

Please enquire for more details.


  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation: 3 nights at the estancia
  • Whale watching excursion
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All private transport included in the itinerary


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment (request our recommended kit list for more details)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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