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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2014
Punta Tambo  (3 Answers)

Is Punta Tambo doable for a person in a wheelchair? I see that there are gravel paths and not sure whether this is loose gravel (hard in a wheelchair) or whether the gravel is tighter. Thoughts? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2013
Peninsula Valdes  (3 Answers)

What is the best way to get from EZE to Puerto Madryn. How many days would you recommend staying to see the peninsula. Where should we be on Christmas? Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2011
clothing and shoes needed for visit in November  (2 Answers)

What kind of clothing and especially shoes do I need to a visit to Puerto Madryn to see the penguins and for a whaling adventure?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2010
Punta Tombo Admission Fees  (7 Answers)

Does anyone know if they accept US dollars or credit cards?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2010
Car Rental to Punta Tombo  (2 Answers)


There are 5 of us wanting to pre-arrange for a rental car (no guide) to go to Punta Tombo in January. We'll be docked from 7 am to 6 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2011. Any idea of the cost? Recommendations or suggestions for a company near the pier would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2010
Penguins, Whales, Glaciers, Torres del Paine  (1 Answer)

Hi there!

We want to hit all the abouve things and was looking for some advice on reputable tours. What is our best approach for seeing all of them while we are there? We will be going in November for about 10 days. We saw this tour from "Planet Earth, the way it used to be" which sounded perfect....anyone used them before?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2009
What to see at Peninsula Valdez in March  (2 Answers)

Im going to Argentina in March, and I Will like to visit Puerto Madryn and arounds to watch the wild-life.
I know its not the best time for whales, but does anyone know what kinds of wild-life can I see at that time?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2009
The Welsh in Patagonia  (5 Answers)

Hi, we are visiting Puerto Madryn on a cruise ship in January. Being Welsh the only places we want to visit are Gaiman or Trelew. There is an excursion from the ship but it visits penguins as well and we just want to go to visit the Welsh. Any suggestions as to how we get there? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2009
Driver/guide needed for Puerto Madryn tour  (3 Answers)

We are looking for a driver/guide for a day tour of Puerto Madryn and the surrounding area. We would probably like to go to Punta Tombo to see the penguins and possibly Gaiman, the Welsh colony. We will be either two people or a group of 6-8. If you can recommend one, please help. I know you can rent a car and drive there yourself but we arrive on a cruise ship and do not have time to go to the airport to pick one up and drop it off. There does not appear to be a pickup dropoff rental spot in the town of Puerto Madryn itself.
Thanks in advance,
Bob & Patty

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2009
what to do in Puerto Madryn  (2 Answers)

I'll be on a cruise and for about 8 hours in P.M.

I was told the city as such has not much to offer. Is it worth visiting the city?

what temperature should I expect on February 10th?

Is it possible to see penguins in Peninsula valdes?

I want to see penguins and other animals. What would you suggest between :
-punta loma and tea in Gaiman
- punta tombo and
- peninsula valdes


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2009
peninsula valdes- punta lombo  (3 Answers)

Can anyone help me with this one. Is punta lombo natural reserve a part of peninsula valdes? If not, which one is the most interesting?

Also, I know it may be difficult to answer but I'll also visit Punta Arenas in Chile a few days before going to Puerto madryn. In Punta Arenas I can visit the Magdalena Island or the Otway bay to see penguins. As I don't want to see the same thing twice, which one would you recommend between Magdalena Island, Otway bay, lombo natural reserve or peninsula valdes??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2008
Car parking in Puerto Madryn  (3 Answers)


I'm planning to rent a car to go to Peninsula Valdes. On my last day before heading out to BA by bus, I will be in Puerto Madryn. What are the parking restrictions like there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2008
Travelling to Peninsula Valdes  (3 Answers)

Hi all,

Planning to drive around Peninsula Valdes from Puerto Madryn. How much time do I need to see the whole area and do you recommend a 4WD to drive on the gravel roads there? Also, can you tell me which rental firms are best to hire cars from?

Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2007
Peninsula Valdes tours or tour guides  (7 Answers)

Four of us will be in Puerto Madryn Feb. 13. We'd like to see as much of the Peninsula Valdes as possible on that day, including Punto Norte and the penguins at Estancia San Lorenzo. Does anyone know of a tour company or a person who might offer tours to that area? We've found day tours, but none go to the destinations we mentioned. The guide books are confusing.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2007
Puerto Madryn hotel recommendation  (5 Answers)

Perhaps my research is poorly done, but it seems that good quality + value hotels are hard to find in the Peninsula Valdes area. Any advice on favorite hotels in roughly the US$ 100-150 range for a week mid-November would be appreciated.

The Hotel Territorio looks superb at250/night!! I tried Dilos for a resv at Bahia Nueva, but the reply was negative.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2007
Punta Tombo and Reserva Natural Cabo Dos bahias

We're planning to visit Punta Tombo in late November(with a hire car). I'm looking for information / advice re whether it is possible / would be realistic / or indeed whether worthwhile to continue from Punta Tombo down to the Reserva Natural Cabo Dos Bahias (some 35kms south east of Camarones) and get back to the Trelew / Welsh villages area in a day trip, (I realise it would be a long day), or whether it would be better to stay overnight in Camarones?

Also, is Reserva Natural Cabo Dos Bahias recommended in terms of offering experiences over / above / different to that on Valdes and Punta Tombo?

Many Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2007
Punta Tombo?  (6 Answers)


We're renting a car in Trelew and would like to drive up to Punta Tombo.

I know it's a gravel road - how much time should we budget to drive from Trelew to Punta Tombo?

We're a couple of photographers so we were hoping to watch either the sunrise or the sunset with the penguins. With the car we'll have that flexibility but...

Are there any restrictions on entry time? It is a park where you're kicked off at a certain time, or you can come and stay at whatever time you want?

Also what's the closest area that would have a hotel? Looks like Rawson would be the closest area where we can spend the night after watching the sunset with the penguins?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2007
Travel from Puerto Madryn to Bariloche  (2 Answers)

We are travelling around S.America in June for one month, and need to know how best to travel from Puerto Madryn to Bariloche, in order to then go on and do the Cruce de Lagos. Is there a direct bus or do we have to change along the way? How long will this take, and are there any places worth seeing on the route? Approximate costings would be helpful too! Thank you :-)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2006
How best to get to Punta Arenas  (1 Answer)

Wondered if anyone know if there is any way to book a bus ticket from Puerto Madryn through to Punta Arenas in Chile? I realise I'll need to change in Rio Gallegos but hoped that there may be a company that does the whole route with a connection in Rio Gallegos. Best I can find at the moment is an overnight Andesmar bus from Puerto Madryn to Rio Gallegos and then from Rio Gallegos to Punta Arenas.
Thanks for any help you can provide.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2006
Weather in Puerto Madryn, Argentina  (1 Answer)

Can anyone give me general temps(F) for Puerto Madryn, Argentina in mid-october?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2006
Alternative day tours to the penguin colony at Punta Tombo?  (4 Answers)

During my cruise we'll stop at Puerto Madryn, and my available time is 6:30AM to 4:30PM. I'm looking for day tours to Punta Tombo cheaper than the cruise option. Have you hear about some tours like this?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2005
Puerto Madryn to Bariloche by bus  (5 Answers)


We are traveling to Argentina in December/January. Most of our travel will be by bus.

We are flying to PM and would like to head to Bariloche from there. Does anyone know a bus company that has an overnight bus for this route? Preferably one with a website...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2005
whales in December?  (5 Answers)


We will be in Argentina the last two weeks of December, and I am not sure if it is worth travelling to P. Valdes or we should concentrate on other destinations such as Bariloche, or Ushuaia (apart from the "not to be missed" Iguazu, P.Moreno and Buenos Aires). Any advice?

One of the main issues is whether or not there will be whales to be seen by that time. Guidebooks say they are there till December, but I would like to know first hand if it is possible to see them so late in the season.

Thank you,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2005
the best month to go  (4 Answers)

Hi there, I'm staying in B.A. for some time, but i would like to visit the Peninsula... i can choose between going in august september or early oktober, which month is the best for seeing wildlife??

thanks a lot, mark

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2005
visiting pto madryn  (6 Answers)

I'm planning a family trip (2 adults + 2 children 10&14 years old) in july 2005 need tips for a 18 days trip points of interest: pto madryn-bariloche-calafate-ushuaia-.
1.Is it posible to find places to sleep without reservation in advance?
2.what are the best transportation methods for my trip? much time is reasonable for each place ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2004
tour of Peninsula Valdez  (10 Answers)

Greetings, We plan a tour of Peninsula Valdez for a couple of days in November - staying at Puerto Madryn and visiting the various animal reserves. I would appreciate some advise of the following questions are: (1) is this a good time for such tour, (2) can we find in Puerto Madryn local travel agents for it or we should arrange it in advance, say in Bariloche, or perhaps the best idea would be of renting a car and driving around (3) what are the recommended ways of arriving there from Bariloche – bus (how many hours and how frequent) or, again, renting a car. Thank you, Marius

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2004
Has anyone taken a day tour to the penguin colony at Punta Tombo?  (2 Answers)

My husband and I, both seniors, will have a day in Puerto Madryn while on a cruise. We are currently signed up to take an excursion to the penguin colony at Punta Tombo. We have read great things about it, but it involves a 2 1/2-hr. bus trip in each direction -- on mostly gravel roads. Has anyone done this? Would the ride be too uncomfortable for 70-year-old bones? Did you think it was worth the trip? If we decide not to go see the penguins, is there anything to see in Puerto Madryn?

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