Punta Tombo with Valley inferior

The unforgettable experience of walking with penguins. (this excursion can be combined with gaiman or Toninas)

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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 have lunch in the cafeteria of the reservation and then we return the way back to the city making a stop in the city and Gaiman, Seated town on the banks of the Chubut River. It is an old Welsh colony framed in a particular landscape of wooded plots, Tattooed wild fences and cliffs by erosion. It was the first municipality in Chubut and curiously, the origin of its name is not Welsh but tehuelche and means: “Whetstone” O “Punta de Piedra”. To learn Welsh culture and history of this small town we walk its streets, the former railway station and contains relics of colonization, We know the first house built in Gaiman 1874, transited the tunnel where the old railway and-true old chapels spiritual support of those settlers. As an optional activity, we can enjoy a delicious “Welsh has”, prepared according to ancient customs, that give unique taste and fragrance, all types of cakes tasting, homemade breads and regional candies Then we return the way back to the city of Puerto Madryn. *It includes the time needed to make tea in Gaiman .

We will stop at Trelew, where those who wish may enter the Museum Egidio Feruglio, Paleontological museum, It has large and important parts of dinosaurs found in the vicinity of our city. at the end of the tour we return to the tour Madryn.

Punta Tombo
-7308hs hours to pick up at hotels
-We leave Puerto Madryn towards Punta Tombo
-We enter the reserve of Magellanic penguins largest South America.
-Lunch reservation (dining options)
-Paleontological Museum and visit the town of Gaiman to take the traditional Te Wales.
-back to Puerto Madryn. End of tour.
Details tour
Season: From mid-September to mid-April)
Departures: Regulars
Duration: Full Day (Complete day)
Departure times: 07:30/08hs
Arrival times: 18 hs approximately
Minimum passenger: 3 people

not included:

    • Enter the reserve or Museums
    • foods
    • optional
    • Personal expenses.

It includes:

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


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Observations: from 01/09 until the 20/09 not including penguins sighting is ensured by meeting subject to arrival of pampering.
-This excursion can be provided with Pick up Trelew Airport or dropp off at airport or city trelew, It does not imply that takes place luggage, consult in that case as perform transfer of the same.

Suggested equipment: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing, photographic equipment, sunscreen and hat.