- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Spend 7 hours on a tour of one of the most incredible wildlife reserves in South America, Peninsula Valdes. Accompanied by a private guide, learn about the animals who frequent the area, including American Ostriches and Foxes. See the sea lion colony before heading back to the port at the end of the day.
- All entrance fees included
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Family friendly
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Private tour
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - Peninsula Valdes
- Entry/Admission - Caleta Valdes
- Entry/Admission - Puerto Piramides
Puerto Madryn cruise port and hotels
Tour start time will be adjusted to your ship's arrival. Please advise preferred departure time in the special requirements.
Returns to original departure point
Start your day with a pickup from the Puerto Madryn pier and travel 30 kilometers north to Peninsula Valdes. Entering through the isthmus Carlos Ameghino, you will stop in the interpretation center. This is the first stop of the tour, where you will learn about the history of this peninsula and of the fauna and sea birds. After 1.5-hours, move on to Caleta Valdes to see the creek, penguins, and the only continental colony of elephant seals.
During the journey, you will see the natural inhabitants of the Peninsula Valdés including American ostriches, guanacos, and maras also known as Patagonian hares. Observe the piches or armadillos, foxes, skunks, eagles, and owls among others.
Finally, head to the Puerto Piramides village and Punta Pramides to pay a visit to the sea lion colony. Once your tour comes to an end, you will head out once more to return to Puerto Madryn.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
This was a really interesting tour. It is a long drive out onto the peninsula but its the only way to go and an interesting experience of the scrub that is typical along the length of Patagonia. We were lucky to see pretty well all the animals on the national park leaflet. Of course we saw the penguin, sea lion and elephant seal colonies too. We appreciated the effort our driver guide made in getting us there and back and finding the local animals. P and N
Our excursion with a local guide was informative, he was well spoken in english and he was able to answer all our questions of life in Puerto Madryn. We enjoyed our time with him!
We were shuttled from the ships gangway to the end of the pier and there we were escorted to our Driver/Guide Luis.
The drive from Puerto Madryn was a long one, about 1hour 30minutes to Peninsula Valdes. This however was a main part of our excursion. Luis and ourselves were continually scanning the countryside and when any of us saw anything of interest Luis would slow the car right down or pull over to let us get a good look and take photos.
There were numerous herds of Guanaco and in one case a male chased a younger male across the road in front of us maintaining his superiority in the herd. We saw a variety of the native animals and birds. The only thing we missed was the Armadillo.
We opted not to stop at the Visitor Centre at the entrance to the reserve to save time. Once we arrived at the tip of the peninsular it was only a short walk to where the penguins were nesting. It was surprising the efforts they made to climb the hill to their nests.
From there another short drive and short walk to view the Sea Elephants. This was a bit of a disappointment. They were so far away. Luckily, I had my binoculars and Luis also had a pair and I had a good telephoto lens on my camera. The photos in the Viator advertising are misleading.
From there it was back to Puerto Madryn, with an in and out side trip to Puerto Pirámides. A lot of travelling but worth it.