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Pira Tour - Private Day Tours

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Address: Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 43-5557
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Amazing walk wth penguins

Tis was the most amazing day of our south American holiday. To land on the Island and see all those penguins was so great. You got so close to them, seeing the breeding ground... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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New Zealand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Tis was the most amazing day of our south American holiday. To land on the Island and see all those penguins was so great. You got so close to them, seeing the breeding ground just incredible. Would highly recommend this small group tour. Our guide was informative.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Pira Tours is the only company that offers tours where you actually get to walk on Isla Martillo, the Penguin Island, for an hour. There were three kinds of penguins when I was there, including three King penguins! Rather long bus ride before and after, and with 1340 ARS > 100 USD (Dolarblue) a very expensive tour, but you get... More 

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Washington State
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A friend recommended this tour for our March 2015 South American cruise. Well, it turned out to be one of our two best tours in over 5 weeks of travel in South and Central America! I am unaware of any other penguin tour which offers such an up close experience. Our tour guides, Augustine, Santiago, and driver "Beto", were terrific.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The title says it all. Our guide was Santiago (Santi) . He spoke excellent English and as soon as we got on the 4x4 truck, informed us on many aspects of Ushuaia and Tierra DSL Fuego. The drive over was in a 4x4 truck, much better than an ordinary mini-bus. We stopped at a bone collection museum where another guide... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A great day by special 4wd truck to visit Harberton Homstead and Matillo Island, home to 15 thousand Magellanic penguins; as well as a small colony of gentoo and king penguins, not normally seen here. Read 'The uttermost Part of the World" to get a deeper insight to early European settlement. Also an interesting research centre showing skeletons of many... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I loved this experience very much!!!The two guys who were in charge of the tour were excellent, clear and very knowledgable. The group followed very carefully all the instructions and had the best and the most emotional tour looking,observing and taking pictures of the pinguins! They are adorable creatures very peaceful and at times we could see... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Our guide Augustine was the best guide we had the entire time in Argentina.His knowledge, his attitude were great!His English was easy to understand!I wish we could have spent more time with him.it was a pleasure!

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I experienced the walk amidst the penguin colony as something unique and exhilerating. The icy wind, unpleasant as it was, did note stop me from thoroughly enjoying this experience. The stop for taking photographs on te way to Harberton was somewhat ridiculous to my mind: an empty valley with only three windblown trees was all there was to see (and... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is simply the one MUST DO thing in Ushuaia! We paid the online price of US$112pp. It was the best value of our entire 3 week trip. This is comparable to watching Brown bears feed at Brooks Falls, AK. Only you are closer. You are not just watching the penguins, you are among the penguins. Booking was unusually difficult... More 

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Lima, Peru
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We used Pira Tours to visit the penguin island. There were about 25 of us on the tour and we were divided into two groups (one Spanish and one in English, as it turned out). Pira Tours has an exclusive arrangement with the Estancia Harberton, who own the penguin island, such that they are the only tour group that can... More 

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