Southern Right Whales by Land & Sea

This trip offers a truly special way to enjoy up-close encounters with southern right whales from multiple perspectives: from the shore, by boat and by kayak. Stay for two nights in the delightful town of Puerto Pirámdes on the UNESCO-protected Valdés Peninsula and travel to the best spots for watching the diverse wildlife of the region. This trip offers a truly special way to enjoy up-close encounters with southern right whales from multiple perspectives: from the shore, by boat and by kayak. Stay for two nights in the delightful town of Puerto Pirámdes on the UNESCO-protected Valdés Peninsula and travel to the best spots for watching the diverse wildlife of the region.
4 Days
$1,539

Southern Right Whales by Land & Sea - 4 - $1,539

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Fly to Trelew/Puerto Madryn; Transfer to Puerto Madryn

Day 2: Whale watching trip; Puerto Pirámides

Day 3: Kayak excursion; Puerto Pirámides

Day 4: Fly from Trelew

Start from Trelew and end at Trelew

Landmarks visited on Southern Right Whales by Land & Sea

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Trelew/Puerto Madryn; Transfer to Puerto Madryn

Arrive at Trelew Airport (REL), or Puerto Madryn Airport (PMY) and enjoy a private transfer with your guide/driver to your hotel in the relaxed seaside town of Puerto Madryn.

Depending on the time of your arrival and the tides, there may be chance to make a first attempt at seeing southern right whales from the coast of Puerto Madryn, at the nearby beach of El Doradillo. The best time of year for this is from June to end of September.

Otherwise, you might like to enjoy the quaint town with its museums and excellent seafood restaurants. 

Accommodation: Hotel Peninsula Valdés or Hotel Dazzler, Puerto Madryn 


Day 2: Whale watching trip; Puerto Pirámides

Stop in at El Doradillo beach with you guide/driver, located about 20mins from Puerto Madryn, and then continue on to Puerto Pirámides (1.5hrs) to embark on a whale watching boat ride. Take your place on the Yellow Submarine where you can see whales from under the water as well as from the surface. This is a unique experience that will give you the chance to view these magnificent, giant creatures in their environment and gain a different appreciation for their grace and beauty.

This afternoon you'll drive to the east coast of the peninsula to view elephant seals and other wildlife, such as maras (Patagonian hare), Darwin rheas, armadillos, skunks, cormorants and giant petrels on what is an equivalent to being on a Patagonian safari with your guide.

Return to Puerto Pirámides for a beautiful sunset and check-in to your hotel for the night.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hosteria del Nomade, Puerto Pirámides


Day 3: Kayak excursion; Puerto Pirámides

In the morning take a different perspective on the ocean as you enjoy a sea kayaking excursion with the opportunity to perhaps see more southern right whales from a distance. Expect to possibly sight other marine mammals such as sea-lions.

The afternoon is for your own explorations around Puerto Pirámides – you might choose to enjoy a long hike along the imposing coastal cliffs and look for whales and other wildlife from there. Alternatively, you can relax and enjoy the cool vibe which is endemic to the town and the friendly locals.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

Accommodation: Hosteria del Nomade, Puerto Pirámides


Day 4: Fly from Trelew or Puerto Madryn

Say goodbye to the magical UNESCO-protected area of Peninsula Valdés today as you are taken by guide/driver to Trelew Airport (REL, 3hrs), Puerto Madryn Airport (PMY, 2hrs), or the town of Puerto Madryn. 

If your flight is after midday we can attempt to make another stop at El Doradillo beach, where whales dare to venture to within metres of the beach – a truly impactful sight with which to say goodbye to the region.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The price of USD $1,539 per person is based on a group of 2-3 people sharing on a double basis


The trip price varies depending on group size as shown below:

4-6 people: USD $1,252 per person

2-3 people: USD $1,539 per person

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for details 

Additional Notes

Single supplement – For solo travellers there is a single supplement of USD $278

Includes

  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch
  • Accommodation:  1 night in hotel in Puerto Madryn, 2 nights in hotel in Puerto Pirámides
  • Peninsula Valdes entrance fee
  • Driver/guide with private vehicle

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Any optional/extra excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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