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Punta Tombo

Route 1 187 Km South from Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to Punta Tombo just after the arrival of the first pingouins, and it was incredible ! Thousands of pingouins, everywhere ! They're really both cute and funny, and it's amazing to be able to see them so close, in their natural environment :-)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had our own rental car, and of course we chose to go to this lovely place with all the cute penguins. The whole area, as it is big, so don't get disappointed when you take the first steps close to the entrence....as when you reach to the top.....you will have a sight that you never thought possible... Thousands and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went on a day excursion from Puerto Madryn to Punta Tombo and what a treat! This was March and the Magellanic penguins had begun to moult, getting ready to leave in April but there were still plenty to keep us fascinated. There were also guanaco, mara, piche, lesser rhea, crested tinamou, buzzard eagle (not sure). The interpretation centre is... More

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

i think that i have been there 5 times already, and never get tired! the pinguins are so cute that you just wat to grab one and take it home! besides, the site has a nice restaurant and pretty good museum.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Driving from Puerto Madryn to Punta Tombo takes like 2.5hs (last 20km are unpaved road). The trip there is 100% pure Patagonian dessert. Punta Tombo National Park has brand new and clean facilities. You arrive to the main place, were you have a small information center and you pay for the entrance fee to see the penguins. Then you have... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's a really great experience to just walk amongst the penguins. We went in November so the babies were hatching. This meant that the parents were nesting so you don't actually see as much around, Nevertheless, it was still great. If you are short on time, my advice would be to get to the end (by the water), where you... More

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited Punta Tombo for a day trip from Puerto Mandryn. This place was absolutely amazing. I've always loved watching penguins in a museum but seeing them roaming wild was an experience I will never forget. You stay on trails and the penguins have the right of way since they will constantly be cutting in front of you. The Magellanic... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We visited Punta Tombo National Reserve while on a cruise. It is quite a drive from Puerto Madryn to the National Reserve but the 4-5 hour roundtrip drive is worth it. There is a small fee to enter the reserve but since we were part of the tour I do not know what it is. Even though we were there... More

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Calgary, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Punta tombo is definitely one of the best places we have visited in Patagonia. The site offers an excellent interpretative center as well as 3 km of trail that interweaves itself among 1 million penguins. The penguins are incredibly endearing to watch and the entire site is incredible. My husband and I rented a car and spent the whole day... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Punta Tombo is 50 km closer to Trelew than to P Madryn and should be considered a main attraction for visits to Trelew. It is quite an expansive site and offers great viewing of Magellanic Penguins. We hired a car from Trelew for the day and managed to fit this and Gaiman in the same day out. It was a... More

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