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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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Punta Tombo Penguin Colony and Union Beach from Puerto Madryn with optional...

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An unique opportunity to see the penguins, and not just a few... there is a lot of them! In this place you can see how this beautiful animals behave in their natural environment... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An unique opportunity to see the penguins, and not just a few... there is a lot of them! In this place you can see how this beautiful animals behave in their natural environment, which is amazing! not many places around the world offer such a wonderful experience. A special recognition to our turistic operator, Argentina4u, they organized our entire trip... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was incredible to visit Punta Tambo we sow a lot of penguins, it was pretty amazing to walk around of them and they didn’t have us fear. It’s really a magical place I recommend to visit everybody in family.

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Cowra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Having berthed at the cruise terminal at Puerto Madryn, there was not much to do so we decided to take a tour to the Penguin colony at Punta Tambo. Three hours by bus each way to see millions of dirty scruffy penguins standing by their dirt burrows. Several provided us with the spectacle of surfing the waves. A small museum... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great place to see dozens of Magellanic penguins - a must do for penguin lovers in Argentina! About 2 hours south of Puerto Madryn - we preferred it to Peninsula Valdes.

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Boerne, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We went here on an excursion from our ship. I was AMAZED at all the penguins and how they would just stand there and watch you and not be afraid. Definitely a place to visit if you go there.

3 Thank MarkyMarkTX
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Punta Tombo is amazing for anyone that loves wildlife. We were there in November and the couples were taking care of the eggs. The first babies were just breaking the eggs and we could saw some of them really tiny inside their caves. once you arrive there it seems and empty area and you feel a bit disappointed, but once... More 

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We went in mid March 2016 and it was just as described. There were penguins from the minute we stepped out of teh busses and the numbers continued to increase as we walked into the park. Our tour got us started to the main walkway, then let us explore on our own. There were a couple pathways to walk and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Punta Tombo is a 2 hour boring drive from Puerto Madryn. We went on our own (no tour) so there is an entrance fee which came out to about $30 for three people. We were there in late March and the Penguins were endless. We were very disappointed at how overly controlled the area is. You have to stay on... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I wasn't sure if we would see penguins in Punta Tombo this late in the season but I was pleasantly surprised. We visited in early April and there were still about 500,000 penguins, some still moulting and many ready to take to the water. Although cold and windy, it was a magical experience and well worth the 2 hour drive... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I came here to see pinquins. And I must admit I succeed. I saw so many pinquins. It is a national parc with guides to look after the animals. You can come so close to them. Even when the pinquin comes from the left a pinquin always Goes in front of you. Keep in mind it can get cold, because... More 

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