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Pira Tour - Private Day Tours

San Martin 847, Ushuaia, Argentina
+54 2901 43-5557
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Ranked #10 of 35 Activities in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is a real MUST in Ushuaia. It was really touching experience to visit the penguin paradise where the penguins are protected from the humans. It was the highlight of my visit in Ushuaia. Pira tour takes real good care for the island to make sure the penguins are not disturbed or harmed by our presence there. Our guide Augusto... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We took the 2:30pm Penguin Rookery tour, and have nothing but great things to say. Booking via email and paying online via credit card was simple, and communication was great. We were shuttled 1.5 hours to Haberton Farm in a brand new motorcoach with super comfortable seats and plenty of heat to keep us warm. Our tour guides spoke perfect... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was very unique experience. Totally worth the money and to recommend to others. Go on this tour to see penguins - it is unique because no other company in Ushuaia would take you right among these little guys (only to watch them from the boat). Guides are very cool and friendly, tried to amuse us on the way to... More 

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Venezia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I took 2 excursions with Pira tours and they were just great. I love the help I received and the choice I made myself was the best for the 2 days. They help me in the office to cover the area I love to see. One day at sea to see the nature on the sea and than the other... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband, his sister and myself took the penguin tour from Ushuaia and had a fabulous time. It was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved being able to watch the penguins and walk amongst them. Our tour guide, Sebastian, was great. He had a tonne of knowledge about ushuaia and the penguins. He was able to answer... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While the overall experience was OK, it just isn't worth the money. When we got off the bus(2.5 hour round-trip), we were split into two groups, the Spanish speakers and the English speakers. The Spanish speakers headed out to see the penguins first. We didn't realize signing up for the tour that we would be spending over half our time... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I first learned about Pira Tour from a CNN article that also says that you can walk among the penguins. When my husband and I finally had the chance to visit South America, we made it our life mission to get on this tour. Our tour operator actually booked it for us upon our request and everything went smoothly. We... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I recently took a pirra tour to the penguin island. We were told to meet at 14:25, so we arrived at 13:50 to fill out necessary paperwork. We were made to pay an additional fee which we were not aware of (no big deal) but I had asked when I booked and they said no more fees.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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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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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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