Start planning your cruise and book your excursions to Puerto Madryn
Puerto Madryn, on the shores of the Nuevo Gulf, is an Argentinian city which was founded by Welsh immigrants in 1865. This MSC World Cruise destination overlooks the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and boasts a wealth of natural wonders and a trendy restaurant-lined promenade.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Valdés Peninsula
• Punta Tombo
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the Valdés Peninsula, a Patagonian nature reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture across a narrow isthmus to an environment of salt lakes, rocky cliffs, and charming bays — an Eden for elephant seals, penguins, guanacos, and whales. Near Puerto Pirámides, the only settlement on the peninsula, discover a thriving colony of sea lions. This remarkable location offers a unique opportunity for photographs, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to the Punta Loma Natural Reserve and the Ecocentro Museum. Here, you’ll discover a landscape which is home to a sizeable colony of South American sea lions which lie stretched out across the beach. Next, stop by Estancia San Guillermo to learn about the local flora and fauna before taking in a sheep-shearing demonstration. At the cliff-top Ecocentro Museum, hear about the environmental and biological aspects of the Patagonian Sea.
Visit the extraordinary Peninsula of Punta Tombo on an MSC Cruises excursion. Each summer, this pristine landscape becomes a breeding ground for thousands of Magellanic penguins, which have migrated from southern Brazil. Wander along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean shoreline whilst you watch the birds in their natural environment. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a perfect day out for nature-lovers!