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7-Day Peninsula Valdes Sea Kayaking

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Day 1 : Arrival and whale watching

Visiting: Peninsula Valdés, Argentina

Upon arrival to Trelew airport, you will meet a Guide. From there we will drive to Peninsula Valdés Natural Reserve. Puerto Piramides will be our destination, the only town in the Reserve. Once in the hotel you will be greeted by the guide team followed by a description and orientation chat about the following paddling days. During the afternoon we will go for a boat whale watching trip to have a first encounter with the Southern Right Whales. Overnight in Puerto Piramides.

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  • Standard Lodging: Del Nomade Ecolodge

Day 2 : Sea Kayaking

Visiting: Peninsula Valdés, Argentina

In the morning we will drive to San Jose Gulf and departure site of our kayak expedition. With our guides instructions we will fit in our kayaks for the coming trip. He will give us a precise briefing of security, technique guide lines as well as environmental regulations. We take our time for practice and filling comfortable with our kayaks, before we start. We begin paddling towards Punta Conos, on our way we pass through a Southern Sea Lion colony, where the sea lions have no problem in diving into the water to come and greet us. In Punta Conos area is where we set up our first camp. During the afternoon we walk different sections observing marine fossils which are characteristic of the Valdes Peninsula.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping

Day 3 : Sea Kayaking and hiking

Visiting: Peninsula Valdés, Argentina

After a good breakfast we break camp. This day we paddle approximately one hour to a Whale Camp, a small beach where we will have lunch and camp. It is possible that we will camp here for two nights so we can go for a few hikes to different points of interest. This place is where researchers camp to study the Southern Right Whales, a program that has been carried out for over 30 years.

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Day 4 : Sea Kayaking and hiking

Visiting: Peninsula Valdés, Argentina

More time is spent around the Whale Camp.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping

Day 5 : Sea kayaking

Visiting: Peninsula Valdés, Argentina

At midday after having passed by a section of cliffs, we will reach Fracasso Bay, where at low tide, a huge section of the beach remains exposed (a slough). This is an area where many shore birds feed in sand flats which are exposed during low tide. After lunch we paddle following a section of cliffs and small bays until we reach enchanted bay were we set up camp. This area is one of the best to see whales close to the shore. Late in the afternoon before dinner we'll enjoy an authentic Argentinian picada under the majestic southern hemisphere sky and whales sounds.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping

Day 6 : Sea kayaking

Visiting: Peninsula Valdés, Argentina

After breakfast and breaking camp, we get on our kayaks to continue paddling to Villarino beach. This place is well known as an important site in Peninsula Valdés history. The first Spanish expeditions landed here and it is our final destination for the kayak trip. Once the kayak expedition is completed we will return to Piramides village and overnight at Del Nomade Ecolodge. Relax during the afternoon and enjoy the town of Puerto Piramides.

  • Meals: BL
  • Standard Lodging: Del Nomade Ecolodge

Day 7 : Land tour and departure

Visiting: Peninsula Valdés, Argentina

After breakfast 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. After a typical Patagonian lunch, you will visit Punta Norte reserve, the most famous animal observation point of Peninsula. Here you will observe a sea lion colony, also the graceful guanacos (a South American camelid), a big rodent locally named "mara", the fast rheas and some elephant seals. With much luck orcas may show up. Transfer to the Trelew airport in the afternoon.

  • Meals: BL

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