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// FEBRUARY 2015
Patagonia. Lets go!
Buenos Aires
General Acha
San Carlos de Bariloche
Sarmiento
Rio Gallegos
El Chaltén
El Calafate
Puerto Natales
Punta Arenas
Ushuaia
Rio Gallegos
Comodoro Rivadavia
Puerto Madryn
Bahia Blanca
Buenos Aires
Esquel
Los Glaciares National Park
Torres del Paine National Park
Punta Delgada
Rio Grande
Puerto Pirámides
Punta Delgada
Valdes
Viedma

Puerto Madrin


20th of February 2015
At the Peninsula of the whales…

Starting our journey from Comodoro Rivadavia, we took the National 3, which led us to  Puerto Madryn. Puerto Madryn is an important touristic spot for all those who visit the natural sights of the Valdes Peninsula and the Patagonian shore. A new information center, which is located down town, has helped the tourism remarkably, turning the city into an extremely attractive place for all the tourists of Patagonia
We went to that center ourselves and took all the useful information for our visit to the Valdes Peninsula. We also took Argentinean pesos from a cash machine, since they were absolutely necessary for the rest of our journey. Then we went to Puerto Pyramides



 

We arrived at the National Park, paid for our entrance tickets (180 pesos per person and 12 pesos for the car), got certified at the reception center and started our trip to the Valdes Peninsula.

The Valdes Peninsula is a location of universal importance, as far as the preservation of sea mammals is concerned, and is protected by UNESCO. It is the natural shelter of a significant breeding population: The rare whale of the South Seas, which is an endangered whale species. Other rare species endemic to the Valdes Peninsula are also the sea elephants and the sea lions. Their breeding population at the natural shelter of the peninsula is also very significant. The Orcas in this area have developed a unique strategy of hunting by adapting it perfectly to the local coastal conditions.

At the Valdes Peninsula, therefore, one may see, during the whole year, almost all the known rare sea species, like penguins, sea elephants, sea lions, many kinds of whales and cormorants too. February, though, is not a very good month for seeing the whales. We would have a very little chance to see an Orca and only if we were very lucky. Summer is really the best season, if one wants to have a glimpse at the impressive whales.

In the beginning, the road was dangerously slippery, but then we got used to it and even managed to see some penguins.



We returned to Puerto Madrin where we found the fantastic Hotel Piren. We drunk plenty of beer and ate a lot of pistachios.


21th of February 2015
The Atlantic Ocean spread in front of us...



We woke up at the room of the eighth floor, having, literally, the Atlantic Ocean spread in front of us…
We took our breakfast and started our journey again.

Country: Argentina
Date: 2015
Route: Patagonia
Cities: Buenos Aires, General Acha, San Carlos de Bariloche, Sarmiento, Rio Gallegos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Puerto Natales , Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires
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Population: 1.999.540
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Country: Argentina
Date: 2015
Route: Patagonia
Cities: Buenos Aires, General Acha, San Carlos de Bariloche, Sarmiento, Rio Gallegos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Puerto Natales , Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires
Duration: 15
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Population: 1.999.540
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Country: Argentina
Date: 2015
Route: Patagonia
Cities: Buenos Aires, General Acha, San Carlos de Bariloche, Sarmiento, Rio Gallegos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Puerto Natales , Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires
Duration: 15 days
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Population: 1.999.540
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