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Punta Tombo

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Punta Tombo

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Day Trip to Punta Tombo
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Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony
US$281.16 per adult
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Natural reserve of Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo Tour - Walk with the penguins
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Ruta Provincial 1 approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dos Pozos Argentina
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erinecosta wrote a review Dec. 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina35 contributions2 helpful votes
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We decided last minute to make the trip from Buenos Aries when I saw images of these guys online. Although a bit of a hike to get down here, it was totally worth it! Spend a few hours just enjoying the beautiful weather and observing the penguins in their habitat. They aren’t afraid of people and will often walk right by you on the walking trails, so cute!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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LazyDays4Us wrote a review Mar. 2020
Noosa, Australia331 contributions216 helpful votes
Worth the long trip out and 20km of dirt & gravel road. Total about 2.5 hours These little ones are ready to delight. Some great photos here. Enjoy
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Date of experience: February 2020
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GlynisRae wrote a review Feb. 2020
57 contributions15 helpful votes
Punta Tumbo and Peninsular Valdes Wild life, Puerto Mardyrn, ship Tour. Well that’s one day l’ll never get back! It does say 5.5 hours travelling .... and it was - with no aircon in the bus. When we got there, we saw about 10 Magallenic penguins. The elephant seals are so far away you needed very good binoculars to see the main group. We saw about 5 from 200-300 metres away! The long drive over dirt road with a guide who was very hard to understand, was not worth the significant cost. Stay in town, shop and drink/eat in the restaurants. We wish we had! **Do the Volunteer Point Falklands Penguins - you see thousands all together (King (1,000’s), 100’s Magallenic & 100’s Gentoo) at The Falkland Islands. Patrick Watts Tour was great. Really great (also a long drive .... but worth it).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mktpro99 wrote a review Feb. 2020
West Palm Beach, Florida1,099 contributions162 helpful votes
It is a 2.5 hour drive from the cruise ships. Lots of,penguins, many walk right near you. It is about a mile walk to the end of the path and worth it. Many penguins sit by the ocean...great pictures. Need about two hours for the round trip walk and photos.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sue M wrote a review Dec. 2019
Williamsburg, Virginia1,250 contributions613 helpful votes
If you decide to take a cruise around the coast of South America & one of your port stops is Puerto Madryn, you must arrange to go on a tour of Punta Tombo. Punta Tombo is the largest rookery of Magellanic penguins. Most do penguin tours on the Falklands but if the seas are rough, sometimes the Falklands port is skipped. It is a very long drive from Puerto Madryn so figure at least an eight hour day. We chose to do the excursion w/ the cruise line to avoid missing the ship @ the end of the tour. As it so happened, we left earlier than the stated time and we just barely got back @ 3:40 PM (with the ship departing @ 4:00 PM). Well worth the long drive. Penguins are everywhere. There’s a nice boardwalk to walk on, there’s a couple of steep areas, but all in all manageable. You want to walk to the very end so you can see thousands of penguins on the beach. You will see penguin nests, maybe catch the sight of a baby chick. If the penguin is crossing the boardwalk, he has the right of way, you must stop for him to cross. There are good, clean bathroom facilities and a nice restaurant. Lunch was included for our excursion. We had grilled steak, salad, & flan for dessert. Each couple split a bottle of Malbec. Needless to say, most of us were asleep for the ride back!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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