Peninsula Valdes Highlights

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Price: $225.00   Sale Price: $190.00   Save: $35.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A box lunch with a ham and cheese sandwich, a piece of pie, a granola bar, 2 Argentinean alfajores, and a bottle of water is included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable lightweight seasonal clothing and sturdy non-slip walking shoes are recommended. A light sweater may be needed for the winter months in the evenings. Guests should bring a hat and sunscreen. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
Restrictions Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The roads inside the peninsula are unpaved and rugged.

Guided Visit to Peninsula Valdes Highlights

Your adventure awaits as soon as you leave the ship. On this small group day trip tour from Puerto Madryn with no more than 18 guests, you will have the opportunity to experience "Mankind's Natural Heritage," where whales, elephant seals, penguins, and other amazing creatures all share the same habitat.

Take in the landscape of the region on the 35-mile drive from Puerto Madryn to your first stop at Peninsula Valdes. This amazing ecosystem brings together a variety of marine life, including orcas, elephant seals, fur seals, and Magellan penguins. After a visit to the interpretation center, you will depart once more, this time traveling 59 miles to Caleta Valdes, a 21-mile stretch of protected land. Once there, you will have a chance to encounter more area wildlife, including elephant seals, penguins, and occasionally orcas. Finally, enjoy more incredible views of the scenery on your ride back to the ship in time to depart.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
Efficient and interesting tour
April 24, 2023
I say efficient as we had to drive far enough to see as many sea and wild life as possible in a restricted time frame. Our driver was efficient and friendly and tour guide Diego was amazing, knowledgeable interactive and very personable. thank you for the experience. We lived the small van too.
Reviewer: Claire Lauzon
5 Stars
A good day out
March 30, 2023
Met at cruise terminal by guide. Taken to Peninsula Valdes by minibus. Long journey to Punta Norte, but worth it for view of coast and sightings of seals. Whales were spotted in morning but no sightings whilst we were there around lunchtime. Had booked to go to Caleta Valdes but road unsuitable due to heavy rain previous day. On way back stopped at Punta Piramide, another beautiful spot with the opportunity to view seals, their pups swimming, basking etc. A worthwhile day.
Reviewer: Marlene Lewis
4 Stars
Peninsula Valdez highlights
March 15, 2023
This was a great tour for seeing the native wildlife. Our guide changed the order of visits to avoid some big buses with lots of people. There were maybe 20 on the tour, the guide and driver were very informative and were excellent guanacos and Rhea bird spotters! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Karen Knapp
5 Stars
Nature at best
February 03, 2023
Far from civilisation, creation welcomes you
5 Stars
Delightful Excursion
January 17, 2020
The warm welcome at the ship's pier was just the beginning of a fun day on Peninsula Valdes. The hospitable guide was enthusiastic about the area & shared an assortment of maps, history and descriptions of the animals and flowers as the made our way to the sea. We saw sea lions, elephant seals & the charming Magellan penguins. A delightful day plus we learned a lot.
Reviewer: NJ Farrell
5 Stars
Depending on Time of Year
March 05, 2019
We were there in early February. There were some seal lions and elephant seals, along with the ubiquitous Magellanic penguins. The area is known for Orcas beaching themselves to catch seals. We did not see Orcas. The important thing to know is that the animals change with the season, so depending when you visit the peninsula, you may not see Orcas, seal lions, etc. Do you homework to maximize the chance of seeing the animals you want to see. That being said the excursion operator was very good. The guide spoke excellent English and was well versed in the flora and fauna of the Valdes Peninsula. During the hour or so trip to the peninsula, he informed us about everything one would want to know about the area. The reason we did not book the excursion thru Celebrity was the price difference. We saw the same things the Celebrity people saw and were not part of a 50 person excursion bus. Our bus held fourteen people. It was more personal.
Reviewer: William Zielinski
5 Stars