Patagonia: Peninsula Valdes & Puerto Madryn

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ARGENTINA-WHALE WATCHING, PENGUINS, AND MORE!

Southern Right Whales, Magellan Penguins, killer whales (orcas), dolphins, sea elephants, rheas, foxes, armadillos, maras, and all kinds of birds are just a part of this impressive ecosystem, quiet and idyllic, with the immensity of the ocean and the plateau stretching from horizon to horizon.


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PENINSULA VALDES, PUERTO MADRYN & PUNTA TOMBO

Located in the Argentine province of Chubut in the South Atlantic coast, Puerto Madryn is the gateway to many attractions, among them the impressive Península Valdés, Trelew, Gaiman, Rawson and the largest penguin rookery in South America: Punta Tombo, a colony that is home to more than 500.000 Magellan penguins. Península Valdés – Natural World Heritage by UNESCO – offers the possibility, depending on the season, to watch and interact with wildlife close up, which makes this place so unique. The fauna in this area includes whales, penguins, dark dolphins, killer whales (orcas), elephant seals and sea lions, birds and other land-based species such as Darwin’s Rhea, Patagonian Mara, foxes and guanacos. Puerto Pirámides, Isla de los Pájaros and Punta Norte are some of the highlights of this reserve. Some of the animals stay in the region during a certain period of the year, therefore it is important to decide wisely when to go. The best month is October, because you can find Penguins and Whales together. Staying three nights gives visitors enough time to get the most from the wildlife. A large variety of activities can intensify the interaction with the environment: whale watching, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving with seals, trekking, watching flora and fauna, and much more.

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