Peninsula Valdes – Northern Circuit | Argentina Visión

Peninsula Valdes – Northern Circuit


We depart early in the morning towards the Provincial Wildlife Reserve Península Valdes, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After a one-hour drive we arrive in Puerto Piramides, where we take a boat tour (optional) to do whale watching of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) between June and December, and of Southern Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and cormorants between January and March. There is no navigation in Puerto Piramides during April and May.
Then, we drive on to Estancia San Lorenzo, a traditional sheep farm, where apart from the possibility to have a spectacular lamb barbecue for lunch (optional), we visit a stunning Magellanic penguin colony located 7 km/4,35 miles from the main house.
After that, we visit the Wildlife Reserve Punta Norte, where we can view Sea lions and eventually orcas as from December. Finally, we leave for Punta Cantor to observe elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) and Caleta Valdes, a large inlet that stretches along the peninsula’s Atlantic coastline. On the way back, we make a stop at the Visitor Centre situated at the Isthmus Carlos Ameghino.