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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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So many penguins!

If you time your visit properly, you'll get to see hundreds of thousands of penguins. I visited Punta Tombo twice, because I stayed in Madryn for a whole month. It was raining a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marília A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you time your visit properly, you'll get to see hundreds of thousands of penguins. I visited Punta Tombo twice, because I stayed in Madryn for a whole month. It was raining a lot in the first time and couldn't really enjoy the visit. It was late September, and the male penguins were already there, but female penguins were still... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice experience to drive around and see villages and above all great wildlife like pinguins, vicunas and sea lions. Not to be missed when in this part of Argentina, as also Mendoza is very nice but mainly for its wineyards. Puerto Madryn itself is not spectaculair but nice enough as base.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting site, where one shares with thousands of seals, including baby seals. Can be a bit exposed in cold weather

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Bogotá
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 July 7, 2016

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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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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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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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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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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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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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