Puerto Madryn 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Beach, Bird Watching, Boutique, Charming, Classic, Drinks, Ecofriendly, Face to Face, Family-friendly, GROUP DEPARTURES, Hiking, Historical, Mid-range, Museum, Penguin, Photograph, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Trendy, Wild Life
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group

Our excursion to see the El Pedral penguin colony is a full day. Sale in the morning from Puerto Madryn in small groups. It allows you to make spectacular wildlife sightings and take an authentic experience of Atlantic Patagonia from the perspective of the pioneers who populated the area in the last century. It is an excellent alternative for those who could not schedule a stay at the country hotel or want to avoid long journeys to visit a colony of Magellanic penguins. The El Pedral neighborhood is located at the mouth of the Golfo Nuevo, minutes from our hotel, in an unspoiled and magnificent environment.

Visit to the Punta Ninfas lighthouse: just 15 minutes from the estancia, on top of the cliff at the southern end of the mouth of the Golfo Nuevo, is the Punta Ninfas lighthouse. A valuable reference point for sailors entering the Golfo Nuevo, it also fulfills its faithful task of watching over the arrival of the first whales to the Gulf each year, on the cold days of May. The view from the cliff of the Punta Ninfas lighthouse will make you feel privileged, part of a different, magical and incredible landscape.
History of the old part of the ranch: the authentic part of the Patagonian ranch, the house of El Pedral is as attractive for its history as for its particular design. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the materials and furniture were brought from Europe by boat and landed on the shores of the estancia itself. Inaugurated in 1923, the house preserves the aesthetics and style of those times, evoking a glorious era of intrepid entrepreneurs, undisputed pioneers of the development of the Valdes Peninsula.
Hike enters Magellanic Penguins: every year in September, a growing colony of friendly Magellanic penguins settles in El Pedral. A guided walk among their nests will allow you to get to know these curious animals better. El Pedral supports a beach control and cleaning scheme, also collaborating with the GPS (Global Penguin Society) foundation, which monitors the Punta Ninfas Magellan penguin colony.
Patagonian lunch with drinks and house wine: from early, while we take you to know the reserve, “our asador in chief” with the help of his assistants, will prepare a Patagonian lamb difficult to forget. Homemade empanadas, a variety of salads, house red wine and fruit salad are also on the menu.
Tea Time: after lunch, while the children have fun in the pool, on the farm or on the soccer field, you can enjoy the warmth of our barbecue area, with a delicious tea or coffee accompanied by a typical Welsh cake . The way back to Puerto Madryn will give you just enough time for a nap.

Duration: aprox. 8 hours.

-Regular tour departs daily from September to March.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up and Drop off from Welsh Woman Monument;
  • Lunch;
  • Tea time;
  • English Speaking Guide.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Tips.