Get close to whales, penguins and sea lions, plus great bird watching opportunities from your kayak.
Chance to see Southern Right Whales leap from the water as part of their mating ritual.
Top quality kayaks and camping equipment so that you feel comfortable at all times on tour.
Small groups and private departures with the best guides available.
Day hikes on shores replete with millions of ancient fossils.
Magellan penguins and southern elephant seals can also be seen.
This was my first time in a kayak and I loved the trip, loved it.
There were sea lions all around us and even an armadillo when we took a break on land.
We had a swim, too - bracing! I wish we could have stayed for a longer trip.
E. Sanchez, Spain
Transfer from Trelew airport to Puerto Piramides, eco-lodge.
Drive to San Jose Gulf and start kayak expedition, camp (B,L,D)
Explore the coast and wildlife of San Jose Gulf, camp (B,L,D)
Paddle around Whale Camp, hikes, camp (B,L,D)
Paddle around Fracasso Bay, camp (B,L,D)
Paddle to reach Villarino beach, Del Nomade Eco-lodge (B,L,D)
Visit Estancia San Lorenzo and Punta Norte reserve, transfer to Trelew airport, ends (B,L)
Activities described (subject to weather conditions), kayak and paddles, communal camping gear & bilingual guides, transfers to Puerto Madryn / Trelew, meals as indicated, entry fees to the Peninsula Valdes Nature Reserve, accommodation on Day 1 and Day 6 (based on double or triple occupancy),
Any additional meals not mentioned in itinerary, international or domestic flights (we can help to look for these), tips, insurance, personal items and clothing, alcoholic or soft drinks
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Prices From $444 / £355 per person
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $512 / £410 per person
Duration: 3 days
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Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $3,194 / £2,555 per person
Dates: From October 2019 to March 2021
Duration: 15 days
Prices From $970 / £776 per person
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We had an amazing trip and would like to thank you for pointing us in the direction of the 15-day tour and also telling us about El Pedral. As far as I'm concerned, nearly every day brought its own highlights, so there's nothing I'd like to mention in particular. Our tour guide, Florenzia (sp?), was wonderful, as were the mountain guides in Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine. The accommodation and food were fine - and the portions were enormous! The organisation was excellent. We had one transfer when the vehicle broke down, but the driver arranged for another car.
I don't know if we benefitted the local communities. I hope so. We certainly had plenty of time to interact with local people as we weren't just being driven around.
R. Law, UK, 2016
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Our trip was really wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and I can honestly say that there weren't any low points.
But, there were many highlights. Camp Poincenot in the woods in the snow was chilly but fun. Amazing views of Fitzroy. Our tour leader Flor was excellent as was Fernando, one of the mountain guides. The wildlife was memorable, guanacos and rhias and then later the penguin colony and elephant seals. El Pedral was magical. The food was superb and we loved it's isolated setting.
Everything was well organised. The group had just 7 people which worked well.
All the accommodation was generally very good. The camps were really good fun, good fun and really warm sleeping bags.
We took trade to local restaurants and bought the odd souvenir etc. We tried to be sensitive to environment and keep impact low.
I would recommend the tour to anyone fit enough for the treks. The uphills were longer and steeper than expected but enjoyable.
Thank you for organising the holiday for us.
A. McGregor, UK, 2016
» Patagonia Highlights Trekking Trip
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