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Punta Tombo National Reserve

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dos Pozos, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a cool experience! There are tons of penguins just walking around all over! They get on the path and will even somewhat interact with people! Check it out if you can, it’s amazing!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PillowPopper
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I have been very lucky to have travelled through a lot of South America and going to this penguin reserve is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The scenery and views are stunning, Guanacos walking around freely and hundreds of thousands...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank CountryGirlCanada7
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I can sincerely say that never before nor since have I seen so many penguins. Visiting here last spring was amazing. Penguins get right up to the fence, and you should also see other birds as well as native plants. The vistas from the ends...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank straea
Reviewed June 2, 2018

The reserve is located 180 km south of Puerto Madryn. It takes 2.5 hours to drive there with the last 25 km over gravel roads. There are good washrooms and a visitor’s center upon arrival. However, you have to drive from there to a second...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank Barheat
Reviewed May 3, 2018

The Natural Protected Area of Punta Tombo is the largest Magellanic Penguin Rookery in the world. It is a fairly long hike from the museum/cafe/parking lot to the farthest point. It is imperative that you stay on the path and not get too close to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Delbe M
Reviewed May 1, 2018

It was a very long ride from the ship(2 1/2 hrs.) and when we got there we still had to walk another 40 minutes. This would have been worth it but the were there late in the season and most of the penguins had already...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Beverly D
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a highlight of our argentina trip in seeing penguins! Mk travel sent Vanessa with us again on a gravel road trip to Punta Tombo in the National Park. I love penguins and was excited to see where they had the babies . Who...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 15yearsleft
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

I felt like David Attenborough when we arrived, I was walking with penguins, not just one or two but thousands! You are very close to them, great photos and just an amazing place. Loved it!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank A4056KWmarkd
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We headed Punta Tombo Reserve for an amazing penguin adventure. There were truly 1,000s as far as the eye could see. There were paths to follow with many bridges and look outs, and the penguins were everywhere. We were there in mid February and were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Patricia F
Reviewed March 5, 2018

It is a long boring drive (2.5 hours from Puerto Madryn), but it is worth it. When you get there it is great. On a sunny day you will want a hat or umbrella as there is no shade. It is about a mile walk...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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