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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.

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 mararheas 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.

Important information

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.

Whale watching

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.

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Price

Adults Children between 4 and 11 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 100.40
US$ 71.70
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 100.40
  • Children between 4 and 11 years old

    US$ 71.70
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

A minimum of 2 people is required to book the activity.

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Pick up and drop off at hotel.

English speaking guide with expert knowledge of local wildlife.

Transport by bus.

Not included

Lunch.

Entry to the Punta Tombo reserve: from 700 ARS (US$ 6.70).

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.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

US$ 100.40

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.