Wildlife & Photo Safari in Peninsula Valdes

Encounter the abundance of wildlife in the region, from penguins to orcas, making your way from North to South of the Peninsula Valdes with a dedicated driver and guide. Spend a night at the famous ex-lighthouse at Punta Delgada, and two nights at a beach-front property in the centre of Puerto Madryn.

4 Days

$2,075

Wildlife & Photo Safari in Peninsula Valdes - 4 - $2,075

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Meet with Magellanic Penguins at the world's largest colony, watch sea lions tending to their pups, and witness the impressive dives of the 'elephants of the sea'
  • Have your camera to hand as look out for orcas guarding the coastline, whilst travelling south along the coast
  • Get up close to the Southern Right Whales on a group boat trip, and take to the waters by kayak on your final morning
  • Stay in an ex-lighthouse in the south of the Valdes Peninsula, with sea elephants just meters from your room
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Golfo Nuevo from your hotel in Puerto Madryn

Landmarks visited on Wildlife & Photo Safari in Peninsula Valdes

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Peninsula Valdes

On arrival into Trelew (by land or air) you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.

Time permitting, during the afternoon you can take an optional excursion to Punta Loma and Cerro Avanzado, witnessing the sea lion colonies and the natural beauty of the landscape.

After being transferred back to your hotel, spend a relaxed evening uncovering the charm of Puerto Madryn and a local dish at one of the many nearby restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Peninsula Valves, Puerto Madryn


Day 2: Explore the Northern and Eastern Peninsula Valdes

Your driver will collect you from your hotel first thing, ready for your full day excursion to the north of the Valdes Peninsula. First, you'll visit San Lorenzo private ranch where you'll have the opportunity to walk among one of the largest and fastest growing Magellanic Penguin colonies in the world - an estimated 250,000 breeding pairs!

Next up, look forward to further wildlife encounters at Punta Norte. In addition to more penguins, you'll see sea lions and their pups, sea elephants, and the potential sighting of orcas, who are regularly seen patrolling the coastline.

In the afternoon, you'll drive south along the coast, including Caleta Valdes, likely passing orcas along this stretch. The driver will stop at various points, giving you time to capture some incredible wildlife photography.

At the end of the day, you'll travel to the iconic Faro Punta Delgada. Now a working sheep farm, this 100 year old lighthouse originally functioned as the headquarters of Correo Argentino. Enjoy a home cooked meal in the surroundings of the wild, remote Peninsula, keeping your eyes peeled for whales often seen from the shore.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Accommodation: Faro Punta Delgada


Day 3: Explore Punta Delgada then Puerto Piramides

Begin the day with a short drive to the shores of Punta Delgada, where you will walk along the coast and see the resident elephant seal colony.

Then, travel onwards to Puerto Piramides for an afternoon boat trip getting up close with the Southern Right Whales. This group excursion is provided by a local company and led by an expert guide.

*Please note, this excursion is only available from June-December; if out of season, you will have the opportunity to visit Puerto Pyramides, a near by sea lion colony or have more time at Faro Punta Delgada*

Drive back to Puerto Madryn and soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town, perhaps taking a walk on the sandy beach before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Peninsula Valves, Puerto Madryn


Day 4: Free morning and onward travel

Have a morning of leisure on the beach, or, if flight times allow, a guided morning excursion to El Doradillo beach (only during whale season - June-December) or a kayaking or snorkelling trip to the nearby sea lion colony can be planned.

You'll then prepare to leave and head to the airport, driven by your guide, for your onward travel.

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

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

The trip can be tailored to meet your preferences, get in touch for more information and pricing.

Includes

  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in hotels in Peninsula Valdes 
  • Excursions as indicated in itinerary 
  • Private transfers as indicated in itinerary

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any extra/optional excursions , including 4x4 trip (day 4)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment (request our recommended kit list for more details) 
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • International and domestic/in country flights

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