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“a hidden gem found by chance”

Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We heard about this penguin place by coincidence from somebody in Puerto Madryn, because it´s not on one of the tourist info maps, and that´s a shame because this place is fantastic. Beautiful nature and loads of penguins, all over the place, and the cool thing is that you can walk in between them. They´re so incredibly funny, wonderful creatures. And the guide we had was great, he knew everything about the place and the animals. I think it was good that you can only visit the place with a small group at one time, a good balance between tourism and nature conservation. I recommend this place big time!

2  Thank jimmy l
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Visited Estancia San Lorenzo last year while traveling around Peninsula Valdes with my parents. Several of my colleagues at Class Adventure Travel advised me to make a stop at the most northern point of the peninsula. All of them have had very good experiences with the tours at the estancia and only had happy clients coming back from their excursions. So said, we did arrive at the estancia around mid-day. It rained a lot during the days before our visit, but because of the good maintenance of the road to the estancia, we were able to get there! Welcomed with a small, but very typical Argentine ‘picada’ (platter of cheeses and salami, olives) and a glass of Malbec wine and water we waited for our tour to depart. As it was a quiet day our guide decided that we would have a private tour, in order to not lose time waiting for other possible visitors to arrive. We took off in one of the estancia’s jeeps and drove to the penguin colony. At that moment the baby penguins were not born yet and all moms would do everything they could to protect their eggs. You will walk on sandy paths in the penguin colony, and every now and then penguins will cross here every now and then, it takes you very very close-by! Take your time to listen to the explanation of the guide, enjoy the penguins playing and of course to take as many photos as you like and don’t forget to sit down for amazing views of the penguins on the long and wide beach. Visiting Estancia San Lorenzo is definitely one of the must do´s while driving around at Peninsula Valdes!

5  Thank Tessiii
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My wife and I recently participated in an excursion offered by Princess Cruises to Estancia San Lorenzo. Enroute to the estancia, we were delighted to see numerous small herds of guanico, a pair of rhea, a family of Patagonian hares, a burrowing owl and thousands of Magellenic penquins at Punta Norte. Much to our surprise, the penquin colony exists in the sandy terrain adjacent to the ocean and the trail through it takes one very close to many of the small creatures.
The lunch provided by the estancia was a delicious barbeque consisting of many courses, all of which were very tasty. This was one of the very high points of this cruise.

5  Thank MedfordOregonfisher
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

A great place to see and walk among penguins. Super meal also. Just a gentle stroll takes you to the beach nag among the penguin burrows.

1  Thank landmxf
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

On an old sheep farm, the penguins have come to nest and raise their young. You can get up close and personal with Magellenic penguins and other South American fauna not usually seen at home.

1  Thank Ellen F
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