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Address: Ruta Provincial 1 (A 100 Km. Aprox. De Las Ciudades de Rawson y Trelew), Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Penguins everywhere

A day trip to the Penguin colony followed by a visit to Trelew, Gaiman and the river valley. Did not have tea at Welsh tea hose (I am told they are superb) too much food! a Must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A day trip to the Penguin colony followed by a visit to Trelew, Gaiman and the river valley. Did not have tea at Welsh tea hose (I am told they are superb) too much food! a Must in the area.

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Newport Beach, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this penguin rookery the first week of March as an independent excursion while on a cruise Around the Horn The tour provider was Forastero Tours. We were a group of 16 at a rate of $105 pp. We were able to get off the ship immediately at about 8:00 am as requested by the tour operator, which resulted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We went there with a couple of other people from the hostel who have rented a car. The 2 hour drive is worthwile because you will see on the side of the (not so nice to drive) gravel road loads of guanacos and birds. The penguin colony itself is huge and penguins cross right in front of you. If you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We, a party of four, booked a tour to Punta Tombo with Cultura Cercena. We met our guide/driver Martin outside the pier. The 200-km journey took two hours. Punta Tombo is claimed to have the largest colony of Magellanic penguins, perhaps half a million of them, in Argentina. However, the penguins scatter over a very large area, and hence it... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a unique place in the world to see the baby pinguins .so special to watch the Magelan Pinguins without any fear at all from us. They look at you and you feel very special to be accepted. Area is well organized and protected. Good service all around.

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Dusseldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This should be the first place where to go when the scope is to see Penguins. It's the biggest colony ever and they are everywhere. You can observe them very close and see what's they daily life about. Quite place easy access.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was a long day of driving but well worth it. The penguins were fascinating. We were surprised at the vast area of this colony. You walk on paths through part of the colony and get relatively close to the penguins, but respectful of their space. It was fun to watch them make their way to the water and back... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It worth a visit. They cross in front of you many times. We can't touch them but we stayed at 2 feet from penguins. Its amazing visit. Prepare for spend at least 2 hours there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were told to expect "a lot" of penguins. What an understatement. We initially saw some penguins along the walkway. We then crested a hill, and oh my gosh, the penguins went on as far as the eye could see. We were told there about 800,000 - 1,000,000 penguins in this area. There were so many cute babies and adults.... More 

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

No doubt this was one of our highlights in our trip to Argentina. Punta Tombo is a colony with more than half a million Magellanic penguins. These are small (~40cm tall) penguins which are amazingly cute, and you can visit them in their natural habitat. The park itself is huge, but there is an organized walking path that you have... More 

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