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Valdes Peninsula and Atlantic Patagonia: Fact file

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What places combine well with Valdez Peninsula?

El Calafate in the Los Glaciares National Park to visit Perito Moreno Glacier, (1hr 20mins flight).

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.

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.

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

Wildlife is present throughout the year (sea-lions, elephant seals, dolphins, seabirds). Southern right whales visit Jun-Dec, breeding Sep-Nov. Penguins congregate on the beaches Sept-Mar. Rain falls Mar-Jul when the temperature dips to 16°C from a high of up to 30°C in summer.

What's the official language of Tierra del Fuego?

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.

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