Puerto Madryn, Penguins and Whales

Ballena Franca Austral - Puerto Madryn
Austral Whale – Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn, city of whales! From this city you can explore Valdes Peninsula and in whale season you will embark on a navigation to come to its observation. It is also the basis to go to Punta Tombo, one of the largest colonies of Magellanic penguins.

Puerto Madryn, Penguins & Whales en 4 días

Day 1: Trelew/Puerto Madryn

Arrival at Trelew airport and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Madryn. Rest of the day at leisure 

Day 2: Punta Tombo  

** Between mid-September and early April.

We will leave Puerto Madryn in the morning to visit the greatest continental Reserve of Magellan’s penguin, imagine walking between more than a half million penguins, this is what we will do when we arrive at Punta Tombo, with the necessary time to know its habitat and its way of life. Our tour guide will accompany you during the long walk that takes 2 hours and he will give you an Interpretation about the life of the penguins, discovering every detail about Patagonia. On the way back to our hotel, we will go to Trelew to visit the Museum of the dinosaurs EgidioFeruglio, considered the most important of South America. This museum is well known for its collection of Patagonians fossils and dinosaur’s skeletons. Full Day Excursion, going through 400 Km. approx. (Departure time around 8.00 Hs) The visit of Punta Tombo is carried out from the middle of September to the middle of April (season of Penguins), Trelew is carried outduring all the year. 

** When is not time to see Penguins excursion is replaced by Chubut River Valley, for the history and culture of the first Welsh settlers in Patagonia. Visit the town of Gaiman as described and we will visit the city of Trelew

Day 3: Península Valdés

You will visit one of the places chosen as Natural World Heritage sites by UNESCO, which for its unique characteristics homes a variety of marine and terrestrial fauna hardly ever seen at a the same place. We pick you up very early to begin getting to know the natural reserves and the most prominent touristic points of Valdés Peninsula protected area, among them are included the Interpretation center Ameghino Isthmus, the Isla de los pájaros (The birds island), the sea lions colony Punta Pirámides, the touristic village Puerto Pirámides from where the whales watching navigations are made (from June to December), The Salinas Chica and Grande that are among the greatest depressions in America), the elephant seal rookeries over the cost in Punta Delgada, Caleta Valdés (Valdés cove) and Punta Cantor, besides of arriving to the Punta Norte lighthouse in the killer whales season. In the trip we will be able to see a lot of terrestrial fauna as guanacos, Maras, foxes, armadillos and rheas. During the day you will be advised by our guides, expert interpreters of the Patagonian nature.

Available all year, changing the route and the reserves visited according to the fauna seasonality.

Navigations are performed on vessels of various capacities, from 5 to 70 passengers, and last approximately one to two hours.

  • From June to December sightings of Whales are done, call this way as an animal that is known for its gentleness, its slowness and curiosity, so it can get closer to incredible distances, allowing us to observe their so characteristic skin be covered by callus. Occasionally pass under the boat, emitting a sound and hopefully we will offer a wonderful sight to spot jump or at least some flapping of the tail.

The rest of the year other boardwalks are carried out in Valdes Peninsula

Day 4: Trelew/ Puerto Madryn

Transfer to the airport of Trelew for your departure flight.

End of our services.

Suggested Itinerary. The program can be modified to suit each passenger