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Punta Arenas

FULL DAY KING PENGUIN COLONY (regular tours)

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    Program :

    The day begins at the Tres Puentes ferry terminal where we board the ship for the two-hour trip to Porvenir, on the main island of Tierra del Fuego. We will be crossing the legendary Straits of Magellan, a channel 583 km long thet connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In Porvenir we will visit the Fernando Cordero Rusque Museum with its exhibits covering the local fauna, the first movie theater on the island, the 19th-century gold rush, and the material about the early indigenous inhabitants, the Selknams.

    After lunch we will continue along the edge of Useless Bay, then enter a section of seemingly endless open pampa. Along the way we may see several species of birds as well as guanacos, a South American camelid that is related to the llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas. After traveling 114 km we reach the King Penguin Park. The king penguins, which are second largest after the emperor penguins, have a permanent colony here. Of all penguins these are considered the best divers and they can reach considerble depth, where schools of squids are found. During the summer season it may be possible to see the penguin chicks.

    We'll then leave the park and head for La Primera Angostura ("the First Narrows") where it is only 5 km across the Straits of Magellan. Here we take a ferry for about 20 minutes to retur to the continent and then continue another 200 km to return to Punta Arenas.

    Itinerary :

    7:30 AM ,Pick-up hotel or airport, port

    8:00 AM Tres Puentes' ferry terminal Navegation to Tierra del Fuego

    12:00 PM Arrival at Porvenir,Visit to the city museum and plaza

    1:30 PM Lunch-

    14:30 PM Transfer to Parque Pinguino Rey

    17:30 PM Return to Punta Arenas,Stops at Cerro Sombrero and Estancia San Gregorio

    9:00 PM ,Arrival at Punta Arenas

     The price of the tour does not include tickets to the King Pinguino Park, Museum ,neither the price of lunch

     Includes tiket de Ferry, Guide in English Spanish

    Note: This service is regular tours where passengers are integrated into a group of passengers.

    But if I wanted a private service the minimum is 6 passengers
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The exit is from the town of Punta Arenas
    7:30 a 08:00 AM Pick-up hotel
    08:30 Navegation to Tierra del Fuego
    Arrival at Porvenir city
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    9:00 PM Arrival at Punta Arenas / Hotel
    Inclusions
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • park tickets
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We booked this through Trip Advisory and were quite pleased over-all. It is really a unique opportunity to see King Penguins. It was a bit confusing as we booked through Trip-Advisor, who used Viatour, who used the Punta Arenas tour company Patagonia Full, who then put us on the
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    We had booked, paid, and received a voucher for the Full Day Penguin tour months ahead of our departure. When we arrived in Punta Arenas, we called to confirm pick up time as they never followed up with us after sending us the Voucher. The call we received was shocking: at 10
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    We were up early to get to the boat. Make reservations in advance because each bus load of visitors is carefully scheduled - and no more! We walked along carefully marked paths. Park rangers were strategically around the island - what a mass of bird life. Penguins nest in
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Tours Punta Arenas - Day Tours
    Rumskys
    Portland, Oregon
    11740
    Great to See the King Penguins!
    We booked this through Trip Advisory and were quite pleased over-all. It is really a unique opportunity to see
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    enatal
    Carolina, Puerto Rico
    170155
    Excellent Service!
    Checked the tour reviews and specifics before booking it. Since it was not refundable, I kept constant contact
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    Anne D
    Los Angeles, California
    253
    Do NOT book this!
    This booking caused me stress from the moment I signed up a month before my trip. Firstly, I found out that
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    Steven / Irina
    60
    Very disappointing day
    We ordered this private tour as a shore excursion. Its hard to say anything positive about our experience. The
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    sandra G
    21
    Tour company very disorganized! Beware! LOST OUR RESERVATION!
    We had booked, paid, and received a voucher for the Full Day Penguin tour months ahead of our departure. When we
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    barbarasa
    3911
    What a disappointment!
    My husband and I took this tour with another couple from our cruise ship. We were not happy with the experience.
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    Doug M
    Wasaga Beach, Canada
    562112
    Take the tour
    While in Punta Arenas take a City Tour you will be glad you did there is so much History of this area the downtown
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    HannB
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    70
    Informative and Enthusiastic Guide
    I recommend this company for travelers looking for an intense Patagonian experience. The hike was challenging in
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    Ramelle
    Stockbridge, Massachusetts
    5615
    Thousands and Thousands!
    We were up early to get to the boat. Make reservations in advance because each bus load of visitors is carefully
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    GEORGED241
    76
    Not as indicated. Very poor value.
    Communication regarding pick-up location and time was terrible. Tour guide was nice but new and had to keep
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