Meet the Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo - Departure from Puerto Madryn

Meet the Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo - Departure from Puerto Madryn

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The plant and animal tife of the Punta Tombo nature reserve
Meeting the Magellanic penguins
The landscapes of Patagonia
Plenty of information & facts from your professional guide

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8 hours



Starting time
8:00 AM

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Spot the largest Magellanic penguin colony in South America on an excursion to Punta Tombo from Puerto Madryn!

Your guide will take you to Punta Tombo in a minibus. This coast is one of the most famous and most visited in Argentine Patagonia. Along the way, you'll see all kinds of local animals such as Dominican gulls, cormorants, Chubut steamer ducks, and many more. You'll encounter Magellanic penguins and other penguin breeds in their natural habitat. 

This reserve in the province of Chubut is home to about 1 million Magellanic penguins, the largest continental colony of this species. Each year, the Magellanic penguins opt to undertake their breeding cycle here in Punta Tombo.

After spending some time on the reserve, you'll head back to Puerto Madryn in the afternoon. 

Good to know

  • Seasonal activity: from 1 November to 31 March only
  • Availability: every day (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Time and place of departure: 8 am, your hotel in Puerto Madryn. The exact pick-up time will be reconfirmed after booking
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • We advise bringing sunglasses, a hat, sun cream, and a bottle of water
  • We advise bringing your own lunch for the excursion
  • The activity is not possible if you are on a cruise due to the time schedules
  • Warning: the entry ticket to the nature reserve is not included in the package (320 ARS to be paid directly on site)

Price includes

  • Transport from/to your hotel in Puerto Madryn (city centre)
  • The excursion to Punta Tombo
  • Plenty of information & facts from your professional guide (Spanish- and English-speaking)

Price doesn’t include

  • Admission fee to the reserve (approx. 320 ARS)
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips
  • Any other extras



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