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Punta Tombo

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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Beautiful penguin home

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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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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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We used Bottazzi Travel agency in Puerto Madryn to travel to this site to see the nesting site of the largest Magallenic penguin colony in Patagonia. Out guide Mimi was fabulous. She knows her geology, her history and the penguins. We had 90 minutes inside the protected area ( lots of resear h going on in the colony) to walk... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you've never been to a penguin roockery, don't miss this one. Magellen penguins are incredibly special creatures. The males arrive here first, build a new nest or repair the one they used last year (and they remember where it was). The wife shows up a month later, checks out the job he did, and if she's satisfied that she's... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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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