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Exclusive Punta Tombo Penguins
Puerto Madryn | Argentina |
 
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This tour begins with a two hour drive to the Punta Tombo peninsula in the Argentinean province of Chubut. There you will find hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins. The 2-mile long, 1,969-feet wide peninsula is covered with sand, clay and gravel.

Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration - the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food.

Other wildlife encountered in the area include sea birds (mainly seagulls, chimangos and cormorants), rheas and guanacos.

As you walk along the trail inhabited by penguins on both sides you will be able to observe the different phases of these birds' lives. Because of the proximity of the path to the nests, visitors may enjoy and learn from the penguin behavior. The path has benches for visitors to be able to rest and enjoy the view in this isolated place, far from towns and free of human interventions in the landscape.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
5 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
A ham and cheese sandwich, two Argentinian alfajores (cookies), one granola bar and a bottle of water are included.
Recommended Dress
Dress in layers and sensible walking / hiking shoes. We also suggest a windbreaker, cap or hat, and sunglasses.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, plank, gravel and hard packed dirt. There are approximately 20 steps on the trail.


Item# Item Name Standard Price Special Price Number of Individuals Add
LSAARPM491CHTPUNTOM-EC Exclusive Punta Tombo Penguins-Children (Ages 4 to 11)
$95.00
LSAARPM491CHTPUNTOM-EA Exclusive Punta Tombo Penguins-Number of Adults
$155.00
$ 130.00
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