The marine wildlife and the Killer Whales of the Valdes Peninsula

March and April 2023

10 days / 8 nights – from £ 3.780 per person

Theme safari

Would you like to explore the legendary reserve of the Valdes Peninsula, discovering its marine fauna of penguins, seals, sea elephants and, at this season, killer whales hunting seals on the beach?

Do you want to experience this adventure by staying in an area known for giving exclusive access to the coast, away from mass tourism?

Do you want to take advantage of your time in Argentina to visit Buenos Aires, the most “European” of the capitals of South America?

Thanks to this itinerary, live a real experience of immersion on the Valdes Peninsula and two nights in Buenos Aires to appreciate the spirit of this exciting capital city.

 

The highlights of this journey are to:

– observe and photograph the endemic fauna of the region, including orcas, sea lions, whales, guided by experts

– maximize the time spent with animals when conditions are optimal for observation and photography

– live in immersion in the heart of the reserve at the time of year when the behavior of the animals is most spectacular

– decide your ideal departure and return dates, without worrying about setting up a group because this trip is available for an individual traveller, a couple, a group of friends, etc.

– appreciate the possibility of adapting this program to your wishes

An adventure off the beaten track in these remote southern lands!

Day 1: Departure from Europe to South America

Departure from Europe in the afternoon or early evening and night flight to Santiago (Chile) direct or with one stop (potentially in Madrid).

Day 2: Arrival at Buenos Aires

Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport of Buenos Aires in the morning. Meet and greet and private transfer to the InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires.

Free afternoon for resting or to visit the town (guide as an option).

Overnight at InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires. Bed & breakfast, lunch and dinner on own account.

Day 3: From Buenos Aires to the Valdes Peninsulas

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Jorge Newbery Airfield airport for a direct flight (2 hours) to Trelew. Reception and private transfer (3h) to Estancia La Ernestina.

Installation in your rooms and discovery of the environment of the Peninsula of Valdes.

Overnight at the Estancia La Ernestina. Full board and activities included.

Day 4 to day 8: Valdes Peninsulas

These days are devoted to the observation and photography of the fauna and landscapes of the Peninsula of Valdes, with the main aim of observing the orcas when they run aground on the beach to try to catch young elephants or sea lions, with 4×4 excursions in the morning and in the afternoon.

Overnight at the Estancia La Ernestina. Full board and activities included.

Day 9: From the Valdes Peninsula to Buenos Aires

Departure in the morning after breakfast and transfer to Trelew airport for a direct early afternoon flight (2h) to Jorge Newbery Airfield airport in Buenos Aires.

Upon arrival, private transfer to InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires.

Free evening of relaxation and dinner in town.

Overnight at InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires. Bed & breakfast, lunch and dinner on own account.

Day 10: Departure from Argentina

After your breakfast, private transfer to Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport for your return flight or your flight to your next destination.

Indicative price: from £3,780 per person on the basis of 2 participants sharing one double/twin room.

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

(GBP/USD exchange rate used for this brochure was 1.25).

– The private transfers from Ezeiza International Airport to the InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires to the airport Jorge Newbery, and from the airport of Trelew to the Estancia La Ernestina, and return

– The scheduled domestic flights Buenos Aires – Trelew – Buenos Aires

– The participation to all the activities proposed by the Estancia La Ernestina , including excursions in 4×4 (shared) to find killer whales hunting on the beach

– 2 nights at the InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires (4**** or equivalent) in Buenos Aires in a double or twin bedroom with private en-suite bathroom and toilets, breakfasts included

– 6 nights at the Estancia La Ernestina (guest house) on the Valdes Peninsula in a double or twin bedroom with private en-suite bathroom and toilets, full board

– All Park Fees and Conservation Fees (subject to possible changes)

– International flights to Buenos Aires and return

– Travel and other insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks, etc.)

– Meals not mentioned or mentioned as « on own account » in the itinerary (e.g. some dinners)

– Drinks (beer, wine, spirits) other than the ones mentioned

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

Please consult us.

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