We can include Puerto Madryn as a precursor to, or end of, the rest of your South American travel itinerary under an all-inclusive program with transfers, accommodation and tours included. Suggested minimum stay is 3 nights. Remember that travel will be from and back to Buenos Aires.
Puerto Madryn has become the base from which to see an amazing variety of marine wildlife that lives in and around the bay of Golfo Nuevo. In this area it is possible to see elephant seals, sea lion colonies (the Punta Loma sea lion reserve is southeast of Puerto Madryn) and the beautiful sight of southern Right whales that come into the bay during breeding season between June to mid December and with their young around September / October time. The sea lion breeding season runs from late December to late January, but visiting is usually good until late April. Bull elephant seals start to claim their territory in the first half of August and the breeding season is in late September until early October. Orca whales can be seen attacking seals at “Punta Norte” during February and March. The land is also a wild life haven for guanacos, rheas, Patagonian hares and armadillos.
Founded in 1865 by the arrival of 1,500 Welsh immigrants, who named the natural harbor Porth Madryn, after Sir Love Jones-Parry, whose estate back in Wales was called Madryn. The small settlement developed further when the Central Chubut Railway was built and opened in 1888, linking Madryn to Trelew, where most flights arrive to.
All flights via Buenos Aires (2 hrs) Nearest Airport: Trelew
Right Whales: June to mid December
Orca Whales: February – March
Sea Lions: Late December to late January
August: Bull Elephant Seals
Summer clothes with warm tops and pants. Hat, sun glasses and sun-protection cream.
Our selection of hotels includes many of the most popular accomodations in South America. You’ll find the perfect hotel in your budget.
Located on the Peninsula Valdes – a Mecca for marine life and declared World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO – 1,130km south of Buenos Aires and on the Atlantic coast.