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Wildlife Adventure: Peninsula Valdes & Bahia Bustamante

Enjoy the amazing landscapes of Patagonia

Experience with the kids, the incredible wildlife of Peninsula Valdes

Unique location in Bahia Bustamante

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Highlights

Puerto Madryn Wildlife Experience

Whale Watching

Bahia Bustamante

Wildlife Adventure: Peninsula Valdes & Bahia Bustamante

Description

The entire family will enjoy discovering the spectacular diversity and breathtaking panoramic landscapes during this weeklong adventure. The itinerary is perfect for families looking for a combination of one-of-a-kind experiences and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Discover Puerto Madryn and visit Peninsula Valdes, which is home to seals, sea elephants, and whales, before stepping back in time in Bahia Bustamante. Here you can truly disconnect (electricity gets cut at sundown) and appreciate quality time together sailing the region’s tranquil waterways, hiking through a petrified forest, learning about the local seaweed industry, and more. Children will also receive our “Argentina Adventure Kit” that will challenge them throughout the tour to engage with locals, collect fun facts and express their creativity to win adventurous prizes.

Day 1 - Welcome to Patagonia: Puerto Madryn

Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel in Puerto Madryn (private Service).

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Day 2 - Puerto Madryn - Full Day Peninsula Valdes Natural Reserve adventure & Whale Watching - Yellow Submarine

This day you will visit a National Reserve. Please remember that National Park Fees are not included. Check at the end of your itinerary for the corresponding fee to be paid locally in national currency.

 

Today you Will have the chance to discover the amazing wildlife reserve of Peninsula Valdes: get your camera ready : Whales, sea elephants, sea lions, guanacos, rheas and if you are very lucky you may see killer whales! One of the top 10 family friendly destinations in Argentina and a UNESCO World Heritage site. To get to Peninsula Valdes you will cross an incredibly narrow strip of land sandwiches by the sea on either side. Further along the journey, you will arrive at Caleta Valdes, a large natural creek that is home to a colony of sea elephants that will happily pose for photos along the way.

 

After admiring Caleta Valdes and its animal inhabitants, you will continue along the road as it winds through a crescent of golden cliffs overlooking a bright blue bay and the picturesque village of Puerto Piramides. This is the famous spot for taking the whale watching boat ride that will take you close to the moms that come to the bay to have their babies.

 

Duration: 9/10 hours

 

It whale watching was always an enriching experience prepare yourself to leave an unforgattable one on this semi-submersible that allows to observe the whales immersed in their world, so close that it seems like diving with them. The combination of the submarine watching the whales submersed in their habitat.with the panoramic sights from the outdoor upper deck will undoubtedly lead to a once in a lifetime experience!

Duration: Half Day – duration of the boat trip 1 hour and 30minutes

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Day 3 - Puerto Madryn - Half Day Snorkel with Sea Lions

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the rich Patagonian coast, sailing along the immense sea to Punta Lomo in Puerto Madryn, which is home to a lively colony of about 1,000 playful seals! This unique experience is one that little ones are sure to enjoy while bringing the entire family together to appreciate the natural treasures found along Argentina’s coastline.

 

Duration: 3 hours (45 minutes under water)

 

Minimum age: 7 years old.

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Day 4 - Puerto Madryn / Bahia Bustamante

At the appropriate time, you will be picked up from your hotel to cover the 270 km that exist between Puerto Madryn and Bahia Bustamante. You will be driven along some dusty, dirt roads, but you will be able to see the interior of Patagonia, an area that few travelers have the chance to see.

 

On the road, we will have a unique opportunity to visit the Dos Bahias Cape, where thousands of penguins come every year during breeding season, leaving in April to return the next spring.

 

Most of the time they walk everywhere between their nests and the sea. The remote setting filled with these beautiful creatures makes this the highlight of the day.

 

It is never a good moment to leave, but after you’ve taken enough pictures, both with your camera and in your mind, we will continue on our way.

 

Upon arrival at Bahia Bustamante, you will immediately appreciate the remoteness of this beautiful seaside village located on Patagonia´s Atlantic coast.

 

The place, on the northern arch of San Jorge Gulf, is entirely surrounded by nature, an area characterized by its relevant biological biodiversity. There are few places in the world that house such an amount and diversity of seabirds and marine mammals.

 

It is a great place to experience life as it has been for the last 100 years. The sunsets here (you can see them from the back fence and over the Patagonian Steppes) are more than spectacular.

 

You will spend 3 nights at one of the traditional “houses by the sea”.

 

Please note that the town has electricity from sunset until late night supplied by an electric generator. Once the lights go out each house is still illuminated by battery lights. Anyway, we recommend flashlights.

 

A list of the activities included in the tour price:

 

–  Visit and Sailing along Malaspina Cove visiting Sea Lion and Seabird colonies:

 

After eating breakfast, we will meet at the grocery store and assess the weather report and the tide tables to determine whether sailing is possible. We get on the boat and sail along the seaweed fields where we come across vessels working on the seaweed harvest. Later we sail on to the mussel harvest and tell you all about the online breeding system we use. Finally we will visit islands in the bay to see the Sea Lion colonies (3,500 animals during the breeding season), Penguins (100,000) and colorful Marine Bird colonies. Then we moor the boat and return to the village.

 

Estimated time: 4/5 hours approx.

 

– Visit to the Petrified Forest:

 

After breakfast, we will drive across our beautifully remote land for nearly 18 miles (30 km) till we reach the Petrified Forest. Here we will travel 60 million years back in time as we explore the forest.

 

Estimated time: 4/5 hours approx.

 

-Visit to the Seaweed Industry and Archaeological Sites:

 

In the morning, we visit the traditional seaweed harvesting community to learn about the seaweed industry. During the trip, we can also visit nearby archaeological sites such as aboriginal working areas and cemeteries.

 

Estimated time: 4 hours approx.

 

–  Visit to a Typical Patagonian Ranch:

 

Bahía Bustamante is part of a group of three Estancias (ranches) that all together add up more than 80.000 hectares. In each of the Estancias you may learn about the production process of wool and meat, and according to the season, you may participate in a day´s work at one of the Estancias. Visit the corrals and learn about the different activities: shearing, weaning, classification or marking of the sheep.

 

When shearing begins in early August, animals need to be rounded up. The group of workers gathers up in one of the Estancias and then, after the job is done they move on to the next Estancia. A very intense month work! All of our guests visiting Bahía Bustamante during the month of August will be able to participate in this typical Patagonian activity. We shear around 20.000 sheep! As from August the Estancias activity calendar is very varied, and is in constant move until the end of April. Shear in August, marking in November and December, weaning in January and February, classification of the animals towards the end of February and insemination in May, are part of the main attractions.

 

Estimated time: 4/5 hours approx.

 

PLEASE NOTE – The following Activities are NOT included in the tour price, but may be arranged locally for an additional cost: Horseback riding, Kayaking, Photography Cruise in a Zodiac boat.

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Day 5 - Bahia Bustamante

Today, as well as tomorrow, you have a choice of activities, all of which are ideal for nature lovers, and included in your itinerary. You just pick the one that you like best!

 

Options include activities such as bird watching / sea lion watching, a visit to the Petrified Forest or the local seaweed industry. You may also choose to visit the traditional Patagonian sheep ranch or walk along the coast for some spectacular views.

 

For an additional cost (paid locally) horseback riding, mountain biking and boating may also be available. Of course, you could also choose to just relax and read a book while enjoying the private sandy beaches and crystal-clear water.

 

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Day 6 - Bahia Bustamante

Another day in Patagonian paradise. You may choose from one of the activities mentioned above.

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Day 7 - Bahia Bustamante

At appropriate time, you will be taken in private service to Comodoro Rivadavia’s airport.

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Included

– 3 nights in Puerto Madryn & 3 nights in Bahia Bustamante with breakfast included.

– Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary.

– Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

– Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit.

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights.

– Park Entrance & Fees

– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads.

 

Accommodation & Prices

Wildlife Adventure: Peninsula Valdes & Bahia Bustamante


*Prices in US Dollars.
* Valid from October 2017 to February 2018 (not valid for Christmas and New Years Eve).


Flights needed for this itinerary

No flights needed for this trip. Trip starts in Puerto Madryn and ends in Comodoro Rivadavia.

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– 3 nights in Puerto Madryn & 3 nights in Bahia Bustamante with breakfast included.

– Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary.

– Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

– Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit.

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights.

– Park Entrance & Fees

– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads.

 

Trip Reviews

Wildlife Adventure: Peninsula Valdes & Bahia Bustamante

Dr Yuval Goldbourt

Dr Yuval Goldbourt

(5 / 5)

You did a phenomenal job, all the best in everything!

Hello dear friends,

Thank you Patty, Vera & Yuna for organizing and helping us go through an unforgettable journey.

First learned about SayHeque in 2014 while searching for help organizing a tour from Brasil to Iguazu - I wrote to some companies and SayHeque were the most helpful and caring and organized. Chose to work with you because of good pass experience, the way you cared about my and my children's personal needs and being kind and informal and caring and your very good organizing and planning ability and choice of excursions.

The whole trip, for myself and my daughter Ma'ayan was a fantastic and unique experience - from the connection with you and the planning more than half a year ago to the recent planning to helping us and taking us through the trip - it was a joy working with you. Also a good planning of activities vs. time to rest.

The way you fixed and adjusted the whole itenerary - from the start, the choice of activities, places , tour companies, transfers - fantastic. Then taking care that all works and of course helping us when we got stuck because of a cancelled flight - the way you rescheduled rhings and cared for us - we felt like we have a family taking care of us in Buenos Aires while we are in the wilderness of Patagonia.

Thank you for the recommendations about things to do in spare time - when I followed them they were always very good.
Last 2 days in Buenos Aires which I planned myself were great too - and the way you organized things was the inspiration for me (and I always knew that if I have trouble I can call you)

There were many highlights - the best was helping us and rescheduling the plans when things got mixed up because of cancelled flight - also the feeling I got from you that I have someone I can trust in a far away country, especially as I was with a child. Of course many of the tours.

Our favorite hotel was actually Stella Australis ship - high class, great-unbelievable fantastic personal care, guidance and activity, of course Bahia Bustamante - staff and location and activities, also Kau-Yatun in El-Calafate (very helpful staff, fantastic facilities), Piren in P.Madryn (staff, location, facilities)

Almost all excursions were great but 3 stand out and were unforgettable - Stella Australis, Bahia Bustamante and Snorkeling with Lobos Marinos.
Punta Tumbo, Whale watching (actually they could do it better but the event itself is amazing) and Estancia Habersteron also fantastic.

Everybody on the Stella Australis, the guide on the Estancia Harbersteron tour, Gabriel on the Parque Nacional TDF tour, Matias and his guides in B.Bustamonte and the guides of Master Divers P.Madryn (Matias and the the girl in the reception - forgot her name, sorry). Also the guide on the Punta Tumbo tour (and the whole Huinca Travel agency staff) were great.
Also would like to thank the drivers : From BSAS EZE airport to AJP airport, drivers on the 2 TDF tours, driver on the Punta tumbo tour.

Not much to improve – just some comments: Peninsula Valdez and whale watching was a little bit rushed on one hand and time wasted on the other hand - the place changed and it should be let known that one cannot really see Elephant Seals from close by, and it was nice if whale watching was less crowded, explained better - and i would have gotten a better explanation about the option of buying DVD / photos of the experience. Patagonia IF hotel in Puerto Natales is not so good - nice and caring staff but bad facilities, sorry.

Again to team SayHeque - TODA RABA - may god bless you!!! See you again asap


29.11.17

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Wildlife Adventure: Peninsula Valdes & Bahia Bustamante
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Dr Yuval Goldbourt

You did a phenomenal job, all the best in everything!

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