How to get to Peninsula Valdes and Puerto Madryn?

Peninsula Valdes and Bahia Bustamante

Would you like to visit Peninsula Valdes and its incredible sealife? First, we need to locate it on a map and see how we can get there. In the following article, you will find out where this stunning destination is located and learn more about it!

How to get to Peninsula Valdes from Puerto Madryn?

If you are looking to visit Peninsula Valdes from Puerto Madryn, the best way is with a guided visit, this way you will learn about the general facts and major information about the formation, fauna and flora of this stunning site.

Peninsula Valdes is located in the Province of Chubut in Argentina, near Puerto Madryn city.

It is on the east of Patagonia and it is one of the most attractive destinations for tourists due to the astounding sealife, mammals and birds. This site is in Peninsula Valdés Protected Natural Area (declared Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO).

Accompanied by a professional guide authorized by the Protected Natural Area, you will visit this astonishing place. There are two different excursions, one to the South Peninsula, and another one to the North Peninsula. Depending on this, and the season you travel, you will witness penguins, whales, sea lions and more.

Can you drive to Peninsula Valdes?

If you prefer to visit Peninsula Valdes by yourself, you can also rent a car in Puerto Madryn and drive through the N°1 and N°2 Provincial Route. Peninsula Valdes is approximately 1 hour away from Puerto Madryn.

How to get to Peninsula Valdes and Puerto Madryn from…

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

If you are interested in traveling to Peninsula Valdes and Puerto Madryn and enjoy its amazing landscapes and fauna, the best option is flying to Trelew city from Buenos Aires and staying in Puerto Madryn city. It takes approximately 2 hours by plane.

The airport is located in Trelew city and it is called Almirante Marcos A. Zar International Airport (TRE). This airport is located about 61,5 kilometers from Puerto Madryn city center. Another option could be flying to Puerto Madryn Airport (PMY), however, it is smaller and has fewer frequencies.

An alternative choice is to arrive on a Cruise, which visits different piers in Argentina. This destination receives several cruise tourists each year, who have the possibility to enjoy this site and the astonishing fauna. If plan to visit Peninsula Valdes during your cruise trip, we recommend organizing private tours depending on your schedule.

El Calafate (Argentina)

From this city located also in Patagonia, there are no direct flights to Puerto Madryn or to Trelew city, where the bigger airport is.

If you want to combine this destination, you will have to take a flight with a connection probably in Buenos Aires.

Magui Jones

Magui Jones

I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management in UADE Business University and certification from UNWTO (World Tourism Organization). I have worked in an important hotel company for more than 3 years, and now I am a Travel Designer in a travel agency enterprise. I am a travel lover, and interested in art, culture and languages.

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