Punta Tombo - Penguin Colony

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Tour Number

Activity Level

183944


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids must be aware the place they are on, due the sensivity of the place is not possible to run or yell and must be always under parents supervision

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.
You must be able to move with the wheelchair on gravel terrain.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (basic), Spanish (fluent)

Magellanic Penguin's home - private guided shore excursion tour


I invite you to spend a day surrounded by the cutest little guys on tuxedo, the Magellanic Penguins, every year they arrive in mid September when their reproductive cycle starts, the first ones to arrive will be the males followed by the females a few weeks later, but I wont tell you more about it, because you'll have to discover it by yourself how the story goes, so meet me at Puerto Madryn pier and let's enjoy a beautiful day with penguins.

To get to Punta Tombo we must drive approx. 2 1/2 hrs, once at the rookery you'll have to do an easy walk of about 2 hours among penguins and sometimes you also get to see some of the tipical patagonian wildlife.

Note: If your are a bigger group don't hesitate to ask me as I can arrange for bigger transportation

Itinerary

From the pier we drive straight to Punta Tombo, the driving to get there is a 2 1/2 hours, once in Tombo will be walking for approx. 2 hours and then will drive back to the pier also for 21/2 hours.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 7 hours

The duration can varies depending on how much time you'll take at the colony, but have in mind that to get back to the pier we need 2 hours and a half, therefore this tour can't be longer than 8 hours

Transportation

Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4 - capacity up to 5 passengers

What’s Included

Other: -Transportation in comfortable car and guide services
- A bottle of water per person and a small snack

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 AR$ - -Entrance fee to the reserve
-lunch, water, personal purchases.
U$S dollar commonly accepted

What’s Extra

Other: -Entrance fee to the Provincial reserve of Punta Tombo (AR$ 650 or equivalent in dollars approx. U$S 17)
-Lunch
-Purchases of personal character

Restrictions

My car can fit up to 4 people comfortably. Please inquiry for larger groups.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our party of four had a wonderful day exploring PuntaTombo with Carina. The two hour journey was comfortable in her modern SUV. What a pleasure, in comparasion to the 50 passenger "cruise ship excursions" - and less expensive too! After arriving in Punta Tombo, we first spent time in the visitors center, where Carina explained in detail the various and unusual creatures to be found in Patagonia. We actually saw a few during our drive. The Penguins were, of course, delightful! A great experience!
Richard Hoffer

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