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Punta Tombo

Address: Ruta Provincial 1 (A 100 Km. Aprox. De Las Ciudades de Rawson y Trelew), Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing all of the Penguins in their natural habitat! it is a very nice walk although on many uneven rocky walkways. It was lovely seeing so many penguins - both young and old. Try to go early and if possible with a small group - when the buses arrive it is hard to walk. Also look for... More 

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Boca Raton FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We hired a private company to take us to the Penguins in Punta Tombo. We usually do this and avoid the exhorbitant charges of the cruise lines. They do try to frighten you by telling you the ship will leave without you if u are not back on time. I am definitely sure this has happened and will happen. So... More 

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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our Celebrity cruise stopped at Puerto Madryn. Since we like penguins so much, we booked a tour to Punta Tumbo. What a fabulous place! We saw many thousands of penguins in their natural habitat. It was a pleasure to walk amongst them and observe their daily life. Punta Tumbo Rookery does a great job of making it easy to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

if you go at the right time (I went in December and it was perfect) you will get to see the babies, and interact with these beautiful animals. i spent almost 3 hours there and time flew!!! Also, i was staying in Puerto Madryn and didn't have time to do all the activities i wanted to due to time. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went to puerto madryn in January and tried about every attraction that allowed wildlife watching. This is by far the best, allowing to literally walk among thousands of penguins. Definitely worth the trip from trelew or puerto madryn. Tip: if you land at trelew airport early enough in the day, you can ask a cab to drive you there... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited Puerto Madryn in December. The Sentir Patagonia tour was a small group on a nice van. Our tour guide Diana kept us informed about the area on the long ride through scrub desert to Punta Tambo. There are no words to describe the thrill on seeing 100s of thousands of Magellanic Penguins in their burrows sitting with their... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family couldn't have stayed long enough at Punta Tombo so we were really glad we had our own rental car. Couldn't get enough of those cute little faces...enjoyed a great burger at the restaurant in the reserve. If you love photography, be sure to visit. Take your telephoto lens! A lot of the trip advisor comments were about the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Punta Tombo is amazing in the summer. Thousands of penguins to watch and hear. They are just fantastic. We stayed on a ranch, Estancia La Antonieta, which is very simple but perfect for a day and a night. You get to see the penguins first thing before the crowds and also to see sea elephants on their private property.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I will never forget our day to the penguin colony. So worth it to see the birds in their natural, but unique habitat. I would recommend renting a car if you feel up to driving in Argentina. The roads are rough but if you give yourself plenty of time, and are taking more than one person, it is a great... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a great place for any nature lover. There are so many pinguins, they are so cute, just walking, sunbathing, swimming and also curious all around. Also we saw there armadillos, guanacos, ovejas, birds etc everybody together. Also it's a beautiful a charming place with a beautiful views as well. There's an easy and not very long nature route... More 

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