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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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Puerto Madryn Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony
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Punta Tombo Penguin Colony and Union Beach from Puerto Madryn with optional...

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Penguins, penguins, penguins

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... read more

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 wish people would respect the signs and give them space.

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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never seen wild penguins before, and here, we saw several thousand. This met all expectations. We went on an organized ships tour, but if I had it to do over, I would not. Others on our ship did a very similar tour with local operators for a fraction of the cost. ($50ish instead of over $200, to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there at the end of January 2017. We took a ship's organized tour. It is approximately 3 hours ride each way. There are 2 bathroom stops on the way. Our droup was lucky to get a little bus as there were not many people in our group. The transportation had an air con and the tour guide Marcela was... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a long boring drive here from Puerto Madryn but worth it to see the huge colony of penguins.They are so well protected that they are totally unafraid of humans and toddle among the tourists. A great experience .

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 8 January 2017 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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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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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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