Kayaking in Peninsula Valdes Coast
Peninsula Valdés is located in Chubut province on the Patagonian coast. The Valdés landscape unfolds itself towards the Southern Atlantic Ocean forming almost an island. Declared as a World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, it is home to an extensive variety of wildlife. Its biggest attraction is the Southern Right Whale that migrates here yearly for breeding and calving.

 

 

 

Naturally Península

South American Sea Lion

Naturally Peninsula / Patagonia Sea Kayak Wildlife Safari
A wilderness adventure for recreational sea kayakers: The itinerary features days on pristine waters and nights under the Southern Cross. As we paddle, huge mammals rise out in the Gulf of San Jose and playful seals bark and slide into the water to join us. Whether focusing the day on bird watching, visiting archeological sites along the coast, enjoying spectacular sunsets or listening to the sounds of the Southern Right Whale, kayaking in Península Valdés is all about fun and adventure.

Trip Overview:
Location: Península Valdés, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina
Trip length: 10 days, beginning and finishing in Trelew or Puerto Madryn
Activity: Sea kayaking / Wilderness camping / Hiking / Wildlife viewing / Whale watching.
Accommodation: Wilderness camp / Eco Lodge / Estancia
Physical challenge: Low to moderate
Minimum group size: 2
Season: September through early December (Whales Season)

Trip Features:
-7 day’s kayaking / 6 night’s camping along the coast of Gulf of San Jose
-Daily hikes along the coast and in the steppe; History and archeology.
-Imposing cliffs and impressive landscape; Marine fossils literally millions of years old.
-Starry nights with the sounds of whales enjoying excellent food at camp.  
-Marine and land bird watching.
-Daily marine wildlife viewing especially Southern Right whales and sea lions.
-Magellan penguins and elephant seals.

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Kayaking to Camp

2016 Dates: Sept 19th to Sept 28th/ Oct 17th to Oct 26th
2017 Dates: Sept 18th to Sept 27th / Oct 18th to Oct 27th

Price: U$S 3.000 per person.

Trip length: 10 days begins and finishes in Trelew or Puerto Madryn.

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INCLUDED:
 - Qualified expedition guides
- Scheduled hotel accommodations on Days 1 and 9, based on double or triple occupancy
- On day 8 accommodation at a Patagonian Ranch (Estancia) in the hart of Peninsula where you will enjoy regional food, fine Argentinean wines and spectacular views from the Patagonian steppe
- Entry fees to the Peninsula Valdes Nature Reserve
- All group camping and cooking gear.  All group equipment, kayaks, paddles, etc.
- Ground transportation as mentioned in itinerary. Airport transfers to Puerto Madryn /Trelew
- All meals

Not included:
- Airfares
- Any additional meals not mentioned in itinerary.
- Personal gear
- All items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, excess beverages, mineral waters, wines and liquors, laundry, room service, insurance (see below)
- Airport transfers, transfers between airports and hotels when deviating from the appointed flights and dates of the group schedule.
- Trip cancellation insurance. Medical & evacuation insurance
- Staff/Guides gratuities, tips while on the kayak expedition

Itinerary in Brief:
Day 1: Upon arrival to Trelew airport, you will be met by a Patagonia Explorers Guide, to drive you to Puerto Piramides, which is a small village located in Peninsula Valdes Natural Reserve. Once in the hotel you will be greeted by the Patagonia Explorers team for our group orientation and description about the trip. The rest of the day relax or to explore the town. During the afternoon we will take a boat for Whale Watching and have a first encounter with these amazing marine mammals. Meet for dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Del Nomade Ecolodge in Puerto Piramides.
Day 2/7: In the morning we will drive to San Jose Gulf and departure site of our kayak expedition. The next six days will be spent enjoying and exploring the magnificent coast and wildlife of this Gulf. The paddling distances are 10/15 kms each day, that allows us a good margin to observe the different marine mammals, birds and other highlights, taking several hikes to enjoy these interesting sceneries. Along the journey we will visit the camp where researchers study the population of Southern Right Whales of Peninsula Valdes and get to know local fishing families that live in the coast as well. We will have time to relax and enjoy daily wildlife viewing, great food accompanied by pure and wild nature.  B-L-DS-D
Day 8: In order to have a first hand experience with a real authentic Patagonian sheep farm, once the kayak expedition is completed we will drive to an Estancia, to rest and relax. Dinner at the Estancia accompanied with good and fine Argentinean Wine. The lodge is hosted descendants of some of the Peninsula’s first while settlers. Overnight at Estancia. B-L-D
Day 9: After breakfast you will enjoy a half day activity at the estancia (hike to view penguins or sea lions). After lunch we take a land tour to the external coast of the Peninsula reaching the Atlantic Ocean where we will be able to appreciate the diversity of wildlife and the impressive landscape. You will reach the points such as Punta Norte, Caleta Valdes and Punta Delgada and be able to observe wildlife such as: Southern Marine Elephants Seals; Southern Sea Lions Colonies; Magellanic Penguins and with much luck we may have the chance to see Orcas! Return to Piramides village and overnight at Del Nomade Ecolodge. After this we will meet for a good by dinner. B-L
Day 10: During the morning return to the city of Puerto Madryn to get to know the city and visit the local museum and an interpretation center of the Patagonian marine ecosystem.  Departure day and transfer to the airport for a evening flight. B

Meal Code: B= Breakfast; L=picnic lunch; DS=Daily Snack; D= Dinner

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Sea Kayak and Whale Watching. Wildlife viewing: Southern Rigth Whales, Sea Lions, Elephants Seals, Penguins, Marine Birds.

 

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