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Pira Tour - Private Day Tours

San Martin 847, Ushuaia, Argentina
+54 2901 43-5557
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Ranked #3 of 30 activities in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you are making the effort to visit Tierra del Fuego, odds are good that you are a nature lover/adventure traveler. This is definitely worth the 6 hours! The Estancia Harberton is interesting, especially the museum. Our volunteer tour guide was a delightful biologist from Spain there to do hands-on research on marine mammals. She was very knowledgable and even... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We LOVED our trip with Pira Tours. We were able to get a last minute reservation for the trip to see the penguins, but the trip was much more than we expected. In addition to spending a good amount of time walking around with the penguins, we were able to visit a beautiful ranch with a lovely tea house and... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I love animals, and frankly, there arent a lot in Patagonia (compared to Alaska). So I jumped at the chance to see some penguins. The 1.5 hr bus ride in nice and comfortable, and then its about a 10 minute boat ride to the island. We saw a lot of Magellanic penguins and a few Gentoo pengiuns as well. I... More

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relaytoad
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We boarded the 4 X 4 bus to the Harberton Ranch. From there we took a zodiac to Martillo Island. Twenty people are allowed on the Island at a time. We spent an hour amazed by the penguins. We saw Magellanic, Gentoo, and King Penguins. The tour guide did an excellent job explaining what we would see and where we... More

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Leo was a very good guide and we enjoyed our day. The Estacion Harberton was also very interesting and we learned a lot!

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Darwin, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Was organized through a cruise company. The bus was in good condition and the guide Leo was very good. We were the only people that spoke English on the tour and we did not feel disadvantaged. He translated very well for us. We did the morning tour with very good weather which is uncharacteristic of the region. It is about... More

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Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Laura and driver picked us up from airport in Piratour 4X4 truck. Given a drive through city tour Laura was our guide for all the tours- really friendly and humorous. She even sent us off at the airport. The driver, can't remember his name, was very helpful, always making sure we got down from the truck safely. Did the penguin... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Loved the tour to Haleberton ranch..... there are other tours that take you there but this is one of the few that lets you get off the boat and walk around the island..... a number of other tours people had to settle with looking on from the boat. Downside - their communication systems are pretty bad.... wont respond to email... More

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Salta, Argentina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My family and I traveled with Pira Tours to Haberton Ranch and the Martillo Islands to see the penguins. We also had the pleasure of stopping in an incredible little fishing town for lunch, Puerto Almanza, and the Lago Escondido on our way back. Our tour guide Pato, and our driver, Jorge, could not have treated us better and made... More

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I contacted Pira Tours via email before my trip to inquire and reserve the National Park and Penguin Rockery Tours. Sebastian was always diligent in addressing the emails and providing the relevant information. The only thing that did not work was a payment over the web page. I arrived in Ushuaia with a cruise ship from Chile and was not... More

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