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Punta Tombo National Reserve

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Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dos Pozos, Argentina
+54 280 443-1519
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US$ 105.39*
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Day Trip to Punta Tombo
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US$ 162.80*
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Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony
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US$ 155.00*
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Punta Tombo Penguin Colony and Union Beach from Puerto Madryn with optional...
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Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dos Pozos, Argentina
+54 280 443-1519
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We rented a car the night before from the airport for the morning 123 km drive southeast of our Patagonia Apartment Hotel in Trelew. We got an early start and with perfect weather and light traffic (met no one on the 30km gravel section), entered...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in December and we decided to drive from Puerto Madryn to Punto Tombo which is just over a 2 hour drive. The leaflet we picked up from the tourist information centre showed a 107 km gravel off road route 1- don't take this route....More

1  Thank 776Michael1952
Reviewed 3 December 2017

A beatuiful place, better with a guide explaining about life of Penguins and nature of Patagonia - which we had - can spend an hour or a whole day - saw newborn chicks, Penguins torpedoing in the sea and jumping from water to beach -...More

Thank Y-Brasil-Jerusalem
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The weather was perfect and the penguins plentiful. they walk around you not afraid to be close which makes for great pictures. watching them in their own environment was so enjoyable, I would definitely make a point of visiting here.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Spectacular place with thousands of magellan pinguins, especially if you’re in right season. Well worth the long drive

Thank ThomDijkstra
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Our base was Puerto Piramides but after hearing from fellow travelers how amazing Punta Tombo was, we decided to see it our last day in the area. We drove from Piramides and spent 1.5 hours there before heading to the airport back in Puerto Madryn....More

1  Thank pronto1024
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Punta Tombo, in Argentine Patagonia is absolutely amazing, To begin with the land and sea are breath taking. Then there are the Magellan Penguins, everywhere. Thousands of penguins all over the place. Walking on the barren land, in their burrows, adult and young ones. Than...More

2  Thank nancy s
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This park more than met my expectations for penguin watching. The Magellanic Penguins were wonderful. Everywhere you look - there they are. From babies to adults. We did not know they nest in the ground under small shrubs, so once you train you eyes, you...More

Thank Judith V
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you want to see Magellanic penguins, Punta Tomba is the place to go. There are thousands of penguins and they are everywhere - in their burrows in the brush, on the paths, under the wooden bridges, on the seashore, and in the water. The...More

1  Thank L77346
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This place is absolutely amazing, a natural preserve for penguins. So happy we survived the long bus ride out to see this wonderful place. The amount of penguins is mind blowing, they are every where; waddling, chirping, swimming, mating, eating, pooping and sleeping. I just...More

Thank lurcherm
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21 October 2017|
Response from ThomDijkstra | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amiga4, Its a pretty long drive but the roads are fine and safe. Only the last 10 km or so is gravel. Definitely worth a visit !
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23 August 2017|
Response from L77346 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the opening hours, but there must be some because you have to pay the fee to enter the park at the ranger station. With the huge number of penguins, chances are that you'll always see activity. I was there... More