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Unique Patagonia Orca Photo Safari

Patagonia Orca - Unique Photo Safari 8 days. Small Group Max 8 Passengers

Prices From £3,439pp
March to April | 7 nights

Patagonia Orca - Unique Photo Safari 8 days. Small Group Max 8 Passengers

This tour is a rare, exceptional photographic opportunity available to only a small number of privileged observers who may visit the Valdes Peninsula in Argentinean Patagonia each year. On this tour, led by noted wildlife photographer, Frank Wirth, you will sometimes be as close as 20 metres to an orca attacking a seal pup on the beach. A quite unique photographic experience.

Highlights

  • Unique Orca Sightings Straddling on to the Beach
  • Excellent Photography Opportunities 
  • Small Group Maximum 8 Persons 

What's Included

  • Transfers between Trelew Airport & hotel
  • Seven nights bed and breakfast in comfortable accommodation
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Fully Guided Tours detailed in programme
  • Photographic permits and national park fees
  • Visit to The Orca Project in Punta Norte
  • Rates based on two persons sharing. Low single supplement

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As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.

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Zoe’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.

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Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.

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Early morning approximately one-hour drive across the peninsula to set up our equipment at
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level of high tide and stay there another three hours after the high tide. During this period the
travel group is in contact with the researchers of the orca-project and with the nature
conservation authority of the province of Chubut. When orcas are sighted by the observers,
the researchers of PNOR (Punta Norte Orca Research) receive the details of the animals’
locations by radio. Then, individual orca will be identified if possible. From the beach you observe
the activities of the orcas. Very often you can watch the orcas patrolling the beach in order to
check if young sea lion pups are playing in the surf. What everybody is really waiting for is the
chance to observe the orcas when they are using their spectacular hunting techniques to catch
a pup off the beach which is called an “intentional stranding” by researchers.

On days when the orcas may not show up near the hunting beaches or when the weather and sea conditions prevent them from hunting, alternative programmes are offered. Other wildlife seen in  the region includes foxes, armadillos, various sea bird species, herons and turkey vultures as well as the huge colonies of sea lions. A visit of a local fishing village is also planned.

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Paradise Hosteria, Valdes Peninsula

Located in Puerto Pyramides on the Valdes Peninsula, with views over the sea, the Paradise Hosteria is a small, welcoming property, decorated in warm earthy colours, with terracotta tiles on the floors and natural brick walls.The Hosteria has a lovely restaurant, naturally featuring fresh fish and seafood, along with other fare.

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