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TREKKING IN PENÍNSULA VALDÉS

EXPLORE THE PENINSULA BY WALKING

DISCOVER OUR OPTIONS

Dunes, beaches,
caves
&canyons.

Distance: between 4 - 8 km

Duration: 3 hours  

Best moment: All year.

Description

OPTION 1:

We depart from Pirámides, ascending Cerro Olazábal with an excellent panoramic view of Golfo Nuevo, where we can observe numerous Southern Right Whales from the height. The journey continues along cliff edges amid marine fossils dating back 15 million years, when the Valdés Peninsula was beneath the Atlantic Ocean. We then reach the Dune System, where we can witness the contrast between the desert and the sea, visit sites of indigenous settlement, and pass by the cemetery of Italian immigrants: workers in the salt industry in the early 20th century, who were the first settlers of Puerto Pirámides.

The walk continues downhill through a ravine until we reach a solitary beach with three incredible caves, and then we leisurely walk back to the village along the beach. During this hike, we can enjoy Southern Right Whales with their calves very close to the coast.

OPTION 2:

We start from Puerto Pirámides, ascending one of the cliffs with the best views of the bay. We'll walk along trails and cliff edges where we'll have continuous sightings of Southern Right Whales from above (during the season). Then, we'll descend through the Fossil Ravine towards Playa de las Cuevas, where you can enjoy excellent swims in the clear waters during the summer. In the summer, we provide binoculars and snorkeling gear to fully enjoy this location.

Pardelas 
Beach

Distance: 17 km 

Duration: 7 hs   

Includes:  Lunch.

Best moment: All year. 

Description

We depart from Puerto Pirámides and embark on a walk that takes us through the desert-like Playa de los Molinos. We climb a cliff, walk through Guanaco trails, enter sea caves, traverse coastal sandbanks, and pass by natural pools and the best snorkeling spots in the area, eventually arriving at Playa Pardelas.

Without a doubt, this beach is considered the most beautiful on the Valdés Peninsula. It's covered in smooth pebbles, very deep, and boasts incredibly clear waters. We'll have the chance to enjoy Southern Right Whales with their calves in this magical place, very close to the shore.

During the summer, be prepared for swims in its natural pools. It's a journey in a place that leaves you speechless, an abundance of beauty all in one spot. Along the way, we'll provide a geological interpretation of the area, and then we'll return to Puerto Pirámides.

Discover
San 
José
Golf

Distance: 12 km / Duration: 6 hs

Includes:  Lunch and transportation. 

Best moment: All year.

Description

We arrive by vehicle at Playa Villarino, and from there, we begin our hike along coastal sandbanks where the sea will always be by our side. We'll walk about 6 km, with our final destination being Bahía Encantada. Along the way, we'll pass by a sea lion colony where you can see the young sea lions swimming in the transparent waters, quite close to you.

During whale season, we'll have continuous whale sightings from the coast, just meters away from the trail we use for our journey. We'll make a stop at "El Rascadero" beach, a pebble-covered beach with deep waters, an ideal spot to observe whales and enjoy our picnic.

On the opposite side of the coast, we'll encounter the typical Patagonian steppe, rich in terrestrial fauna such as guanacos, rheas, maras, and choiques.

This excursion takes place in a completely wild environment, allowing you to be in harmony with nature.

Visit the
San Pablo
de Valdés
Reserve

Distance: 17 km / Duration: 7 hs    Includes:  Lunch.

Best moment: All year.

Description

We depart from Puerto Pirámides and embark on a walk that takes us through the desert-like Playa de los Molinos. We climb a cliff, walk through Guanaco trails, enter sea caves, traverse coastal sandbanks, and pass by natural pools and the best snorkeling spots in the area, eventually arriving at Playa Pardelas.

Without a doubt, this beach is considered the most beautiful on the Península Valdés. Covered in smooth pebbles, very deep, and boasting incredibly clear waters, we'll have the chance to enjoy Southern Right Whales with their calves in this magical place very close to the shore.

During the summer, be prepared for swims in its natural pools. It's a journey in a place that leaves you speechless, an abundance of beauty all in one spot. Along the way, we'll provide a geological interpretation of the area, and then we'll return to Puerto Pirámides.