Join us for an incredible sea kayaking and whale watching adventure in Argentine Patagonia. The Peninsula Valdes, a spit of the Patagonian steppe that juts out into the South Atlantic Ocean, is a protected nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with endemic wildlife. The lagoons here are THE calving ground for the Southern Right Whale. Armadillos, ostrich-like rheas, maras (Patagonian hares) and llama-like guanacos roam the sweeping landscape.
Our introduction to Argentina begins with an overnight stay in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, often called the cradle of tango, before transferring to the airport the following morning for our southbound flight to Patagonia.
On our kayak itinerary guests discover Patagonia’s diverse, fascinating ecosystem of windswept steppes, unique wildlife, and dramatic coastline. Our Patagonia kayak 7 day tour includes camping at a secluded beach at the center of whale activity that is also a research area for a local whale conservation organization. It is the perfect place to see the whales as they surface and blow right in front of our camp!
On shore your guides will take you hiking to fossil-rich rock formations and beaches strewn with ancient shells. Nights are spent camping out on the beach and dining on local shrimp, scallop and drinking Malbec wine while tender beef and piles of sausages sizzle on a wood-fired grill. Afterwards, the hollow resonating blows of the whale lull you to sleep.
You visit a nearby Magellanic penguin colony before an evening of dinner and lodging at Faro Punta Delgado Country Inn a historic turn-of-the-century Guest house located in the park. The final highlight of our tour is visiting the only elephant seal rookery on the South American continent before leaving Peninsula Valdes for our flight back to Buenos Aries or on to El Calafate to joing our Patagonia Hiking trip