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Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula Trip

Discover the wonderful Patagonian wildlife of Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes with this fantastic private tour from Las Grutas. This is an unmissable experience for your visit to Argentina!

Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula Trip

We will pick you up at 8 am from your hotel or at Viedma de Las Grutas Street and we will follow the idyllic National Route 3 from the Province of Río Negro to the Province of Chubut.

We will make the first stop at the Isthmus Ameghino Interpretation Center, the access point to the famous Valdes Peninsula. After visiting its exhibition of fauna and flora, we will head to the Puerto Pirámides sea lion colony, where we will encounter the famous one-haired sea lions up close!

Then, we will go to the dock so that you can take a two-hour whale watching boat ride if you choose. If you prefer to stay on dry land, you can take the opportunity to explore the town. Later, we will accompany you to the restaurant area, where you will have one hour free for lunch (not included).

After lunch, we will leave for El Doradillo beach, whose shores are usually frequented by whales during low tide. If we are lucky we may spot one! Following the route along the coast of Golfo Nuevo we will arrive at the city of Puerto Madryn, where we will learn all about its history and traditions.

Finally, we will return to Las Grutas, arriving at 8 pm.

Visit to the Península Valdés penguin colony

When making the booking you have the option to conclude the trip with a visit to the amazing Península Valdés penguin colony. If you choose this option, the first part of the tour will be identical to the previous itinerary and, after lunch, we will go to the north of Península Valdés. There we will visit Estancia San Lorenzo, where we will discover the Patagonian way of life. Then we will continue to the northern coast of the peninsula to meet the friendly Magellanic penguins.

If the weather conditions are favorable, we will also see the sea lion colony at Punta Norte. There, besides sea lions, we will see southern orcas. Finally, at 10 pm, we will return to Las Grutas.

Wildlife watching

The sighting of a greater or lesser number of specimens varies according to the time of year. We recommend that you consult the following document in advance:

Keep in mind that animals are unpredictable. Furthermore, sightings also depend on natural factors such as temperature, sea currents, or wind direction.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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This is a private tour, exclusively for you and your companions.

Up to 4 people
Tour of Puerto Madryn
US$ 400
Tour of Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula Penguin Colony
US$ 500

Tour of Puerto Madryn

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 400

Tour of Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula Penguin Colony

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 500

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12 - 14 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Pick up and drop off at your hotel or the meeting point.

Transportation in an off road jeep.

English speaking guide.

Private tour, exclusively for you and your companions.

Not included

Entry to Peninsula Valdes: US$ 15 per person.

Boat trip with whale watching: US$ 65.


When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


Yes, you must attend with a carer.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 400
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.