PATAGONIA WILDLIFE: Spotting Penguins + Sea Lions on Valdes Peninsula | Chubut, Argentina


good morning good morning guys greetings
from puerto madryn argentina what are we doing today we are going on an exciting
day trip we’re going to be driving out to peninsula valdes this we’re just
sitting outside our hotel waiting for the tour bus to arrive and then we’ll be
on our way the morning kicked off bright and early
with the tour van picking us up at our hotel by en wave at 8 a.m. we actually
went on two different tours of the peninsula with Argentina vision but
today we’re going to show you the first excursion which focused on punta norte
where we saw sea lions and elephant seals and estancia san lorenzo so where we
encountered Penguins by the thousands alright guys so we are now in peninsula
valdes we stopped and paid the entrance fee it’s six hundred fifty pesos for
international visitors three hundred and thirty-four Argentines and one hundred
if you’re from this province from chubut boat so not bad the landscapes have been
really cool so far we’re driving through Patagonian steppe which is basically kind
of flat dry arid land the vegetation it’s kind of like small shrubs and
bushes and this is because we are surrounded by ocean so the air is very
salty they were telling us here that the only trees that grow here are around the
estancia’s and they’ve been planted and they also have to be watered so yeah
it’s been a really cool Drive so far we’ve seen guanacos which I’m loving we
got to see them jumping fences so they’re very agile so yeah this is the
landscape we are surrounded by and right now we’ve just stopped at a museum so
we’re gonna go check it out there’s also a look at a point we can climb so that
is our first official stop of the day central ABC fantasy east no godless
emoji no is an interpretation Center located right at the entrance of
peninsula valdes they have different displays that showcase a local flora and
fauna and it’s a great place to get a quick introduction to the peninsula here
we saw the skeleton of a southern right whale and the killer whale it was a
quick but informative stop and then we talked back on the bus and continued on
our drive alright guys so we have now made it to
Punta North it’s a bit windy out here but we have come to see elephant seals
and sea lions we can only view them from a cliff because they are protected
species but they’re down at the beach we’re gonna use Sam’s lens to get a
better look at them another thing to mention it kind of sound like sheep
they’re making quite a bit of noise down there and they sound just like sheep seeing as it was almost lunchtime we
then drove to estancia San Lorenzo where the in-house restaurant specializes in
Patagonian lamb so it is lunchtime right now and we are
eating at estancia san lorenzo so we placed our order for the main we’re
having menu de campo yes is a country menu basically it comes
with lamb salad and bread we do have a bread basket already in front of us
we’ve also ordered two empanada with meat they also had competition which is
tomato cheese and we have some wine red wine sure cheers to that make their own
wine here you can actually buy a bottle of it for ten of US dollars oh I did not
know that and the quality is really good i had two step already to 36 degrees
today guys wowsers and we’ve ordered a dessert to
share it we’re going to be having none yes we have an industrial-strength fan
to cool off with oh my gosh guys I’m hungry
although walking around okay so I’m gonna try the meat empanada I think
they’re Carne empanadas of advance yes nice big and plump the piping hot
I’ve just been freshly made we’re certainly taste like that tons of meat
inside which is really juicy it’s a perfect way to start a meal kind of
empanadas if you haven’t had them in Argentina are like kind of the perfect
appetizer for you you can also turn them into a proper snack or meal themselves
q3 for four or five of them it’s a real it’s a filling meal for Sherriff’s all
the time so we’ve got mixed salad lots of different ingredients tomatoes
cabbage carrots carrots before the meat arrived our guide explained that the
lamb bog peninsula valdes has a very unique flavor due to the salinity in the
air which permits the vegetation and is then consumed by the sheath this in turn
makes the meat a bit more salty or at least that’s what we were told either
way it was a great meal and now the lamb has arrived we have a mix of different
cuts of meat yes as you can see here on this massive ladder does it everything a
little piece so we can try how is it very nice juicy tender and
also got these little bones these ribs I believe don’t just get in there get in
there that’s how you do it tasty very very
nice and then for dessert we shared a delicious flan with dulce de leche now guys it is time to see the penguin the shores of estancia San Lorenzo are
home to the largest Magellanic penguin colony in the world with an estimated
600,000 penguins during peak season we are now walking down to the beach but
all around this penguins are just marching going about their business
they’re not scared of humans there’s a trail marked by white stones that weaves
through the penguin colony one thing to keep in mind is that penguins always
have the right of way and that visitors have to keep at least a metres distance
from them we walk through the colony and observe their nests which are dug into
the ground typically under shrubs and bushes where they can get a little bit
of shade look at this guy’s thousands of penguins
all along the beach back on the bus guzzling water what did
you think of the Penguins Oscar’s out there
well the pingas were fantastic it was so cool to see them kind of in their
natural environment like this it’s really the first experience of this kind
I mean when we saw them in South Africa I mean cheers they were in their natural
environment but I felt this was a much more like quieter smallest yeah just
there’s fantastic if you haven’t by the thousands here in South of Sarah you
know I hate by the water after visiting the Penguins we hopped
back in the van and continued to the seaside town of Puerto Piramides this
this is the only town on the whole peninsula and the place we would be
calling home for the next few nights alright guys so we have arrived in the
town of Puerto Piramides on me this technically this is the last stop of the
tour we went on today yeah we are staying here got two nights here yeah so
tonight tomorrow night and the town looks so cool is such a nice approach as
we were coming down I’m like coming down a cliff and the town’s right on the
beach our hotels right on the beach that’s amazing you can see that there’s
a lot of people out enjoying the beach given those 38.5 degrees at the moment in the air-conditioning here in our room
so we are going to wrap up this video right now we had a really good time on
the tour what do you think what were the highlights for you
there’s a lot at wall just seeing the wildlife getting back close to the
Penguins also going to this dance EF for lunch see ya Lamb prepared before our
eyes just the whole thing was a lot of fun I have to agree it’s hard to choose
a highlight it was also good so yeah that is all for today and we will see
you guys in tomorrow’s video where we’ll take you on a little tour of Puerto Piramides what to
feed on me this and show you the sights see you there

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