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  • Location: Argentina
  • Time to Visit: October to May
  • How to Reach: Getting to Valdes Peninsula is also easy. The main town in the region is Puerto Madryn. It is well connected with various other parts of the country. Road transport is well developed and you can get cars and four wheelers to travel along the beautiful coastline.
  • Nearest International Airport: Puerto Madryn Airport
  • Time required for sightseeing: 1-2 days
Popularly known as an "open air zoo", Valdes Peninsula is perhaps one of the best places where you can see a wide species of flora and fauna. Located by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Chubut Province of Argentina, the peninsula offers you a unique wildlife experience. Make a trip to the Valdes Peninsula and experience the beauty and grandeur of wildlife like never before.

The Valdes Peninsula in Argentina consists of vast stretches of isolated and scenic beaches which have an extensive vegetation of forests. The peninsula is spread across an area of 3,625 square kms. Have a short stroll on the beach and watch the sea lions, whales and elephant seals on the azure waters of the sea.

The Valdes Peninsula is listed among the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. The peninsula is an ideal habitat for various marine and aquatic animals like sea lions, elephant seals, fur seals, whales, dolphins and other species. The interior of the peninsula is home to rheas, guanacos and maras. Various species of marine birds also dwell in the peninsula. Some well known regions in the Valdes Peninsula are:

Punta Norte: It is a great place to sight elephant seals which breed in the period between late September and early October. You can also sight Magellan penguins, sea lions and elephant seals.

Punta Delgada: This place is an ideal place for watching elephant seals. You can also see other species of wildlife like guanacos, rheas and armadillos. The best attraction of the place is the sightings of the southern right whale. The ideal time for watching the whales is in the period between June and mid-December.

There are some lodging facilities in the Valdes Peninsula. The hotels, guest houses and lodges offer pleasant accommodation at reasonable rates. Getting to Valdes Peninsula is also easy. The main town in the region is Puerto Madryn. It is well connected with various other parts of the country. Road transport is well developed and you can get cars and four wheelers to travel along the beautiful coastline.

Related Links :

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=9v8GSCwK5JE: To find out how it feels to be for a tour to the Valdes Peninsula, check out this video!

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=M6VUF3RjjG0: Check out the picturesque views of the Valdes Peninsula in this fascinating slideshow!


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