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Vacation package for Peninsula Valdes and Puerto Madryn, Chubut

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SAMPLE TOUR: Punta Tombo and the penguins in Peninsula Valdes. Click the photo to start a series of 38 pictures.


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Peninsula Valdes is one of the richest wild animal reservoirs in the world. Whales, penguins, sea lions, birds, marine mammals, all get together in a magnificent display of wild life. Surrounded by two gulfs (San Jose and Nuevo) the peninsula connects to mainland to its closest city -Puerto Madryn- which serves as a beach head for those interested in visiting the area. Puerto Madryn fishing industry is very strong and it has one of the main deep water ports in Patagonia.

From Puerto Madryn vistors only have to travel anywhere from 130 to 280 miles to cover the entire Peninsula and its outstanding attractions. It does take an entire day but many people have chosen to stay in Puerto Madryn for up to a week to come back to the Peninsula every day. The best time of the year to take a whale watching trip is around September / October when there is the greatest concentration of them which also coincides with the birth of the new baby whales. Whales first appear in the area around end of May and by the end of December they are all gone back to deep ocean waters. To watch sea-lions, it is best to consider October as this is the time of procreation and there as many males as females. By December / January most males are gone and it is common to see the younger ones changing their skins. When it comes to penguins, the best time of the year for a visit is around November when there is an explosion of newborns. Penguins first arrive to the peninsula by the end of August, beginning of September. During October, penguins are busy nesting and by end of March they migrate to more tropical waters in southern Brazil.

Check the current weather in Trelew and study the historical weather pattern in Puerto Madryn before you engage in your trip. If Puerto Madryn is not your cup of tea you may want to look into Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the planet!

All domestic flights included, departing from Buenos Aires
ALL TRANSFERS INCLUDED
3 nights with daily breakfast

Tours included
FULL DAY day excursion to Peninsula Valdes for sight seeing of sea-lions (toninas), etc.
FULL DAY Punta Tombo for whale watching - BEST SEASON TO WATCH WHALES
Best whale watching season bewtween August and December each year

Hote Peninsula or similar (4 stars)
Itinerary: Buenos Aires - Trelew - Buenos Aires. Departing everyday.
( double occupancy)

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3 nights: USD $1045 PER PERSON
Includes local taxes and roundtrip air tickets

* Holidays (Easter, etc) may carry different rates



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Schedule of payments: 20% downpayment to initiate bookings.
Remaining balance to be paid in full prior to departure.

VOUCHERS: either faxed to you or presented at the airport upon arrival

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