Punta Tombo

Wildlife Reserve

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General Details
We start from the City of Puerto Madryn Southbound taking National Route No. 3 (asphalt almost 190km) to the Nature Reserve of Punta Tombo, most important penguin colony in the Americas. The penguins arrive every year to this place to nest, aparearse, mutating have their young and then make the journey back to the northeast of South America and cyclically return the following year. Punta Tombo is a rocky strip 3.5 km long by 600 m wide extending seaward. It has beaches that have a gentle slope that leverage the penguins to rebuild and build their nests.
Arriving credit the income to the reserve and will enter the interpretive center where we can see all the fauna and learn what is necessary to enter the reserve and understand the actions of the penguins. At the exit of the interpretation center a minibus will take us to the beginning of the trails where our trek began about 1,5 a 2 km around. Walking the perfectly marked trails, we can surprise watching the feverish activity dominates the colony. According to the time you can watch some penguins digging caves, fighting for territory, moving in search of their nests, mating or feeding their young. While the continuous rumor of braying -vocalización adult penguins used to ward off strangers and attract a mate-dominates the atmosphere. Penguins live with other sea birds have chosen this site for nesting gulls as gray or austral, skuas, two species of cormorants -the actual and black-necked or roquero-, steam duck, Antarctic pigeons, and several species of terns and giant petrels. Given the extent of the area we can also get to observe guanacos, piches, maras, choiques, foxes, cook there martinetas.
At the end of the tour we can have lunch in the cafeteria of the reservation and then we return the way back to the city of Puerto Madryn.
Duration: 9hours
Closing hour: 8:30 hs return approximately 16hrs
Season: All year
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Details tour
Season: Since 01 September to mid-April)
Departures: Regulars
Duration: Full Day (Complete day)
Departure times: 08:45 hs
Arrival times:
Minimum passenger: 3 people
Maximum passenger:
Travel: Puerto Madryn, Trelew Airport (if necessary seek passengers there), Punta Tombo and optional Paleontological Museum.
not included:

  • Enter the reserve:
  • ARS $ 70 higher – ARS $ 35 under 12 years (since 01/09/2015 April until mid month).
  • lunch.
  • optional.
  • Personal expenses.

It includes:

  • transfers:
    It seeks to / passengers where they are staying.
  • guides:
    Spanish English Portuguese. (Ask for other languages ​​in private service).

Optional:

  • Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio

Observations: from 01/09 until the 20/09 not including penguins sighting is ensured by meeting subject to arrival of pampering.
You can sell TRANSFER IN AND OUT TRANSER.
Suggested equipment: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing, photographic equipment, extra batteries, sunscreen and hat.

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