Wildlife Calendar


Península Valdés Sur excursion

Whales in Valdés

Full-day excursion. Set off early in the morning to visit the interpretation centre which helps get a better understanding of what you will see during the excursion. Next, continue your way towards Puerto Piramides, where we board to go whale watching and see the Southern Right Whale. This crossing, which lasts 1.30 hs, will enable you to watch these huge cetaceans in their natural habitat. Afterwards, visit Punta Delgada and Caleta Valdés (a cove in the peninsula) where you will be able to watch a southern elephant seal colony and enjoy the sight of a unique landscape. Lunch is provided in Puerto Pirámides, Caleta Valdés or Punta Delgada as arranged. Your day trip then concludes with the drive back to Puerto Madryn.

From June 15th to December 15th

Departure from Puerto Madryn at 8.00 a.m. Return at 5.30 p.m. approx.

What to visit?
Interpretation centre. Puerto Pirámides. Punta Delgada. Caleta Valdés.

What to watch
Southern Right whale. Southern Elephant seals. Land fauna ( guanacos, lesser rheas, patagonian cavies, crested elegant tinamous, etc.). Birds.

Distances to go
400 km approx. from Puerto Madryn (200 km of paved road and 200 km of gravel road).