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Whales, penguins and nature at your pace – Self Drive

7 days y 6 nights
from USD 2.715

In this trip you will admire the most diverse Patagonian fauna: renting a car and arriving at exclusive and remote places in the south of Argentina. Penguins in their nests, whales in their natural environment. Nature at its best!

Day 1: Trelew – Puerto Madryn

Arrival in Trelew airport to pick up the rental car.

Day 2: Peninsula Valdes Tour with whale or marine fauna watching

During this tour we will explore the whole Península Valdés visiting Puerto Pirámides and making stops at  Caleta Valdés, Punta Del Cantor and Punta Norte to see the varied marine fauna and different protected species that inhabit the peninsula.
One of the highlights of this tour is Puerto Pyramids, where we can choose to do whale watching some other type of marine fauna, depending on the season

Day 3: Visit Estancia El Pedral – Penguins Colony

This day will be one of the most exciting! Visiting El Pedral, an authentic Patagonian estancia we will see a Magellanic penguin colony on the shores of it. A guided tour between their nests will give us the opportunity to know better these curious animals.

Day 4: El Pedral – Bahía Bustamante

We will leave Pedral to travel 350 kilometers to arrive at Bustamante Bay (Bahia Bustamante), a Patagonian lodge surrounded by pure nature with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Remote and exclusive this lodge is part of the Southern Patagonia National Park and the Blue Patagonia Biosphere Reserve.

Day 5: Bahia Bustamante. Fauna and Nature

Today we can fully enjoy the lodge and the different activities. We can choose between sailing to spot marine fauna or take a historical tour of the famous seaweed town, among other activities.

Day 6: Bahia Bustamante.Outdoor Life

Today the adventure continues: visiting a petrified forest, spotting a penguin colony, enjoying a picnic or just relaxing on the beach are some of the possibilities offered by this natural enclave.

Day 7: Bahía Bustamante – Trelew

After saying goodbye we retrace our path. Return to Trelew with car rental drop-off at the airport.

Included in the Package

  • 7-day Car rental with unlimited mileage (pick-up and drop-off at Trelew Airport)
  • 2 nights in Puerto Madryn
  • Peninsula Valdes Tour with whale or marine fauna watching
  • 1 night at Hotel de Campo El Pedral with full board
  • 3 nights in Bahía Bustamante with full board.
  • All breakfasts
  • National Park entrance fees

Not Included

  • Domestic airline tickets Buenos Aires – Trelew - Buenos Aires
  • Extra charges and optional activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities

Notes

  • Whale watching is from June to November.
  • Penguin Colony is open from October to March.

Prices

Season Summer 2021/22 - From 01/11/2021 Until 15/04/2022
Base Category Price
Double 3* USD 2.715
Double 4* USD 2.750
Double 5* USD 2.785

Excursions

Hotels

Destinations

Puerto Madryn
 


Puerto Madrynis located on the Atlantic coast in the province of Chubut. This town is the starting point for visiting the two principal protected natural areas, Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo.

In 1999 the area known as Peninsula Valdes was declared Natural World Heritage by the UNESCO. It is worldwide known because Southern Right Whales mate and calve in these waters during the months from June to December. It is also important to highlight the variety of fauna in this zone: Elephant Seals, South American Sea Lions, Orcas, Magellanic Penguins, Commerson’s Dolphins, Dolphins, Lesser rheas, Guanacos, Patagonian maras and a variety of sea birds.

Puerto Madrynwas declared Capital of Diving in Argentina. Many of those who love diving visit it because of the clear and deep waters of Golfo Nuevo and Golfo San José to be in better contact with the marine fauna.

Puerto Madryn
 


Puerto Madrynis located on the Atlantic coast in the province of Chubut. This town is the starting point for visiting the two principal protected natural areas, Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo.

In 1999 the area known as Peninsula Valdes was declared Natural World Heritage by the UNESCO. It is worldwide known because Southern Right Whales mate and calve in these waters during the months from June to December. It is also important to highlight the variety of fauna in this zone: Elephant Seals, South American Sea Lions, Orcas, Magellanic Penguins, Commerson’s Dolphins, Dolphins, Lesser rheas, Guanacos, Patagonian maras and a variety of sea birds.

Puerto Madrynwas declared Capital of Diving in Argentina. Many of those who love diving visit it because of the clear and deep waters of Golfo Nuevo and Golfo San José to be in better contact with the marine fauna.

Bahia Bustamante
 

Located 180 km north of Comodoro Rivadavia and 300 km south of Puerto Madryn, Bahía Bustamante is the ideal destination for ecological tourism: a Patagonian lodge totally surrounded by pure nature, a true paradise with white sand beaches, a great diversity of birds and marine mammals and a 60 million years old petrified forest.

Bahia Bustamante
 

Located 180 km north of Comodoro Rivadavia and 300 km south of Puerto Madryn, Bahía Bustamante is the ideal destination for ecological tourism: a Patagonian lodge totally surrounded by pure nature, a true paradise with white sand beaches, a great diversity of birds and marine mammals and a 60 million years old petrified forest.

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