Patagonia Penguin Watching
Visit South America's largest colony of Patagonian penguins in Punta Tombo, the migration site chosen by the birds for mating, laying eggs and raising their young.
Patagonia Penguin Watching
Having picked you up from your hotel in Puerto Madryn we'll make our way directly to Punta Tombo, the best place to see penguins in all South America, even being able to wander among them! In the visitor centre, you'll be taught interesting facts about the Patagonian Penguins and the ecosystem that they come back to year after year to reproduce.
As well as the penguins, in this part of Argentina you can see a wealth of exotic local wildlife, including guancanos (similar to a llama) Patagonian mara, rheas and foxes, learning to distinguish them from one another. Then, after some free time to eat lunch, we'll head northwards to the coast of the Isla Escondida: a coastal area famous for its population of elephant seals: the largest seal in the world with an adult measuring up to 5 metres and weighing 4 tonnes.
Then, after a day appreciating the spectacular biodiversity of the area, we'll head back to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.
Penguins migrate to Punta Tombo to mate and lay their eggs between September and February. However, animals are unpredictable, and it is not guaranteed that you'll see the species at all times throughout the season.
If you'd like to see more of Argentina's incredible wildlife, why not go on a whale watching tour in Valdes Peninsula, one of the areas with the highest concentrations of marine life in the Southern Hemisphere.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of local wildlife.
Transport by bus.
Entry to the Punta Tombo reserve: from 700 ARS (US$ 2.90).
When to book?
You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Most areas are accessible. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us .