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Punta Tombo National Reserve

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Address: Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dique Florentino Ameghino, Argentina
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Punta Tombo Penguin Colony and Union Beach from Puerto Madryn with optional...

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Amazing - well worth the drive

This colony is huge and there are literally penguins everywhere you look! The landscape is beautiful too with guanacos and other birds. It is fascinating watching the penguins and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This colony is huge and there are literally penguins everywhere you look! The landscape is beautiful too with guanacos and other birds. It is fascinating watching the penguins and their chicks both on land and at sea - great walking tracks and platforms for viewing. The Visitor Centre is also super. Even though we had seen a smaller colony on... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this tour from our cruise ship. The highway was smooth and the park road was good. Rest stops are along the way and at the park. The wooden boardwalk made the almost one mile hiking tour very easy. They prohibit you from getting off the boardwalk to explore because there are Magellan penguins everywhere. They live in shallow... More 

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It was great to find so many penguins in this beautiful Natural Reserve. It was a hot day and the animals were pretty nice. It's a romantic and familiar place.

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Thank MaryMojica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Well worth the long drive from Puerto Madryn. The scenery around Punta Tombo is breathtaking but the penguins will really capture your attention. I was there in early November and there were not as many penguins as in some of the photos I've seen, but it was still a great adventure.

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Prato, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You need to go, even if you already saw penguins. Because here they are so many! is amazing! you see penguins everywhere, and they come next to you..is really something to see. The spot is very beautiful too. Is far from anywhere so..better rent a car with nice people (as i did!) or it will be a long way! Part... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

No doubt, this is a MUST SEE attraction when in the Trelew/Chubut/Patagonia Area. This Natyral Park with thousands and thousands of penguins. The 3 KM walking trail is a real experience with penguins having priority over pedestrians when crossing the walking trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to know how many pinguins are living on earth can have some idea by visting this place. OMG pinguins pinguins and pinguins with thausands. Worth to visit for sure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A two hour trip from Trelew brings you to this large colony with thousands of Magellanic penguins. It is loud and it smells, but it is amazing to see the penguins so near. One even walked over my shoe.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This place is utterly wonderful. Never been so close up with so many penguins. The guys are clearly in their own habitat and provide many a great photo op. It's also just relaxing to watch them wandering around and setting up their burrows, as well as coming out of the sea and walking to the area. All we needed was... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

One of the highlights of Peninsula Valdez! We went there in the end of winter and of course didnt see any pinguins, but we saw whales, orcas and seals :-) and it was definitelly amazing!

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