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Pira Tour - Day Tours

#9 of 31 Tours in Ushuaia
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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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Quite expensive, but very organized

It is the only agency that allows you to walk in the island where most of the penguins can be seen. Worth doing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rafaella P
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Sao Paulo, SP

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is the only agency that allows you to walk in the island where most of the penguins can be seen. Worth doing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

From the minute my husband and I decided to leave Brazilian beaches for Antarctic cold, I started begging (more like bargaining) to see penguins. As in, "I will only freeze my butt off if we can see penguins." When we realized I would be turning 30 around the same time as said freezing, he offered to make the penguin tour... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I booked this tour specifically to see penguins, and it did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to see not only Gentoo and Magellanic penguins but also King penguins as well. To see them in their own environment was priceless. It's worth the drive to Haberton Estancia, which despite being 90-minutes long, is really scenic the whole way. We were... More 

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Mae Sot, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My husband and I did Pira's day trip to hike with the penguins on an island owned by an Estancia. It was a great afternoon and the penguins were totally amazing. We saw three different kinds even though it was late in the season and many had left. The guide was very knowledgeable about the birds and their habitat and... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

This port is the furthest south Argentinian city. We docked and we're off to 7 degree weather. Not too bad. I have two pairs of light pants, a shirt, two light hoodies and later I add my rain coat to cut the wind. We are on a trip with Pira Tours. We are comfortable in our 18 passenger van on... More 

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Thank Mari Anne H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We really enjoyed this tour: an amazing and unique experience walking with penguins. Really passionate and knowledgable guides (with great English). We wish we'd booked directly with Pira Tour rather than Get your guide - who booked through Gray line Argentina - we found they didn't know the times the tour was running and cost more.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The bus ride there was broken up by some great information about the city and surroundings. The guide (Agustus) was the best we have come across in Argentina and was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Last but not least the penguins and museum was great. A big expense for the budget we have but i do not regret the money spent... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Blessed with sunny 15˚C weather, we spent a very pleasant 6 hours on the road to and from the Harberton Ranch, visiting the ranch, the museum and a leisurely walk with the penguins on Martillo Island. Leo, our guide, gave a great running commentary during the bus ride to the ranch, and again once we were on the island with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We went on the penguin tour yesterday and it was fantastic! We were lucky enough to see 3 King penguins as well as a chick which is unusual so late in the season. Leo was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with all of our questions. The museum was great too, with tours given by the biology students... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

It was raining but getting to see those penguins was super fascinating. We didn't mind the rain at all. It was surely a cuteness overload. The team was fantastic - took good care of us, a lot of useful Information and questions answered. It was really worth it!

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