Where the ocean crashes into the continent
Península Valdés, on Argentina's wild Atlantic Coast, is a remote and untouched haven. It’s home to some of the planet’s largest marine mammals. Heading in from the towns of Puerto Madryn or Trelew, your Península Valdés tour will take you across windswept cliffs overlooking untouched beaches as you discover a land in constant confrontation with the elements.
If you visit the peninsula between June and November you’ll see the incredible sight of pods of southern right whale as they congregate to breed and bear their young. An altogether fiercer sight to behold takes place here between March and April, when killer whale descend upon the Atlantic shoreline to prey upon newborn sea lion cubs.
And there’s more wildlife to come on a Península Valdés tour too. Huge colonies of elephant seal, sealion and penguin can also be found in the wild waters of the south Atlantic. You can stroll along the windswept cliffs looking out over the remote beaches observing these creatures at leisure without disturbing their natural habitats. Horse-riding is a great way to explore the steppe which extends to the length of the whole peninsula, inland from the coast and on. From horseback it’s possible to spot armadillo, grey fox and guanaco (a relative of the llama).
With our expert knowledge and local experts we can ensure you make the very most of this wild and remote part of the world without disturbing these delicate natural habitats.