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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Piren Puerto Madryn
Perfecto! Frente al mar. Se puedes, bon provecho!
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Last breakfast in Buenos Aires so ate it at the hotel and had a last chat with Julian and Virginie who have been so kind and helpful to us. A taxi picked us up later than we had originally intended because we had seen that the flight had been delayed. The traffic was horrendous on the way to the airport so we were worried we would be late for the …
We should have been up at 6.30 but the alarm didn't go off so good job we woke at 6.45 and had time for breakfast and get our things together for the day. The breakfast was excellent incidentally so I'm glad we didn't miss it.
We were picked up by a minibus with a driver and a guide called Hugo who was a mine of information and good …
... up to the boat, with a couple of meters and sometimes passing right underneath us. We also saw a couple of whales breaching directly in front of us and even spotted a rare grey southern write whale. The tour lasted about 2 hours but in that time we must have seen at least 30 whales.
Our next stop as the elephant seal colony at Punta Cantor. It was a little early in the season so there were only juvenile seals on the beach. The big males ...
... for were called toninas in spanish, or commersons dolphins in english. They are endemic to patagonia, found all year round, and the place we had left from is one of the best places to go and see them from. We were excited!
As we were exiting the port we drove passed 4 or so massive bull fur seals waiting to be fed scraps from returning fisherman amd a few different species of birds. Once we got out from the protection of the stone port walls we were greeted by some rather ...
My favourite game to play on tour is Where Did I Put that ******* Piece of Paper. The prizes aren't great - generally it means I get to keep my luggage, stay on / get on a bus or train or get in a country that I've already paid to be in or on anyway. Still, it keeps things interesting.