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Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land

Punta Norte, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Salzburg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were completely alone at the beach with all These pinguins. It is amazing to walk among them. Really nice! Worth do to it

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Miami, Florida
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36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a wonderful spot in many ways, providing you're not looking for a fully guided tour. The visit is mostly self-guided with clear walkways and signage. There is an area close to the beach that is roped off so you won't be joining the penguins in the surf, but otherwise you'll be up close and personal with the birds.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Puerto Madryn has an unique place to live the real experience with 200,000 PENGUINS nesting walking and patroling literally everywhere. Penguins can be found within the extensive lands of ESTANCIA SAN LORENZO, located in PUNTA NORTE, only 160kms from Puerto Madryn City and managed by the same old immigrant's family for more than 100 years with the same professionalism and... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We heard about this penguin place by coincidence from somebody in Puerto Madryn, because it´s not on one of the tourist info maps, and that´s a shame because this place is fantastic. Beautiful nature and loads of penguins, all over the place, and the cool thing is that you can walk in between them. They´re so incredibly funny, wonderful creatures.... More

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Lima, Peru
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Visited Estancia San Lorenzo last year while traveling around Peninsula Valdes with my parents. Several of my colleagues at Class Adventure Travel advised me to make a stop at the most northern point of the peninsula. All of them have had very good experiences with the tours at the estancia and only had happy clients coming back from their excursions.... More

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MEDFORD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My wife and I recently participated in an excursion offered by Princess Cruises to Estancia San Lorenzo. Enroute to the estancia, we were delighted to see numerous small herds of guanico, a pair of rhea, a family of Patagonian hares, a burrowing owl and thousands of Magellenic penquins at Punta Norte. Much to our surprise, the penquin colony exists in... More

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Campton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A great place to see and walk among penguins. Super meal also. Just a gentle stroll takes you to the beach nag among the penguin burrows.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

On an old sheep farm, the penguins have come to nest and raise their young. You can get up close and personal with Magellenic penguins and other South American fauna not usually seen at home.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I can't imagine any place else will get you so close to the Magellanic penguins. The penguins were delightfully curious and stood along the walking path eyeing us up as we passed by. The baby penguins were approaching teenager status by December and were darling gray fuzzballs. We arrived early at the Estancia (about 1130) and initially one employee seemed... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

WE were there in the beginning of November and they were nesting on their eggs, thousands of penguins. You can walk around and there are all these penguins everywhere. wow.

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