Discover Punta Tombo, home to the world’s largest nesting colony of Magellanic penguins in the company of a small group and comfort of an air conditioned mini-bus.
This is the largest penguin nesting ground in continental South America and from September through April this vast rookery and breeding area hosts hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins. With two nurturing parents foraging at sea and taking turns with their care, chicks thrive and start fledging in January.
Magellanic penguins mate with the same partner year after year and live approximately 25 years. Males reclaim the burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with their mates. You’ll have time to walk among the thousands of nests and marvel at this wonder of nature and these unforgettable birds. A boxed lunch is provided.
Drive to the old Welsh town of Gaiman, where traditional Welsh tea houses dot the farming landscape. The first settlers arrived here in 1865 and founded "New Wales". The small town now entices visitors by serving a classic Welsh tea in a charming Welsh home. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea, or two, accompanied by pastries.
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Note: Tour involves approximately 1/2 mile of walking over uneven, cobblestone, sand, steep terrain and 20 steps. Drive is 2 1/2 hours each way and travels along bumpy, dusty roads. Do not get too close or touch wildlife.