Argentina Valdes Peninsula and Atlantic Patagonia

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When's the best time to go to Valdez Peninsula?

There's usually plenty of wildlife on show between mid-Sep and mid-Mar (the overall best time being mid-Sep to late Nov). Southern right whales are present mid-Jun to mid-Dec, breeding Sep-Nov. Penguins congregate on the beaches mid-Sep to mid-Mar. Although wildlife is present throughout the year (sea-lions, elephant seals, dolphins, seabirds) we suggest avoiding April and May (and the first half of June before the whale-watching season begins), when things are relatively quiet. In winter (Jun-Aug) temperatures dip to 10°C from highs of up to 30°C in summer (Dec-Feb).

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What's the official language of Valdez Pensinula?

Spanish.

How do I get local currency in Valdez Peninsula?

Argentine Peso. There are a couple of banks with ATMs accepting foreign cards. Limits may be lower than your UK bank allows.

What's the time difference between Valdez Peninsula and UK?

GMT -3 hours. Sometimes daylight saving is observed in the summer, but this is announced ad hoc on a year-on-year basis.

What places combine well with Valdez Peninsula?

El Calafate in the Los Glaciares National Park to visit Perito Moreno Glacier, (1hr 20mins flight). Direct flights also operate between Trelew and Ushuaia.

How do I get to Valdez Peninsula?

Flights from Buenos Aires to Trelew take take 1.5 hours; from El Calafate 1 hour 20mins.

What are the festivals and cultural and sporting events in Valdez Peninsula?

The Eisteddfod de Chubut: late Oct in Trelew, base for visits to the penguins at Punta Tombo, held annually for over 130 years in the centre of the Welsh colonist community.

If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.

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