Punta Tombo with Isla Escondida Tour

We leave early in the morning to the south, heading for Hidden Island, an unspoiled, very beautiful beach that has become a sea elephant punter, the largest seal in the world.

In this place we had the possibility to see these magnificent mammals of up to 4 tons at a privileged distance, turning this visit into a unique experience for wildlife lovers that will remain in our memory for the rest of their lives.

August is the month in which male elephants arrive in the region. As soon as they arrive, they mark their territory so that no male can access. If the limit is not respected by another male, bloody fighting and clashes begin to rise to defend the sector.

Then we continue our journey to the Punta Tombo Natural Area, the largest continental colony of Magellan Penguins in the world. Magellan penguins arrive annually at this place to nest, mate, have their young and move their plumage, then embark on the journey back to northeast South America and cyclically return the following year.

  • Escondida Island

    Escondida Island

  • Escondida Island

    Escondida Island

  • Escondida Island

    Escondida Island

  • Punta Tombo

    Punta Tombo

  • Punta Tombo

    Punta Tombo

  • Punta Tombo

    Punta Tombo

  • Punta Tombo

    Punta Tombo

When we arrive at the reserve we find the Interpretation Center, where we can learn not only about Magellan Penguins but also about the importance of ecosystem balance and environmental care.

In the reserve we walk along a path of 1500 meters among the penguins where according to the time you can observe them digging their caves, fighting through the territory, moving from here to there looking for their nests or running after their chicks. As we listened to the continuous rumour of squawks, this vocalization is emitted by adult penguins to drive strangers away and attract their partner.

Walking the trails we were able to enjoy the proximity to the nests and even watch the Penguins cross them on their way back and forth to the sea. In some sectors the trails are over-elevated allowing on routes where the traffic of animals is greater, do not disturb them in their journey
You should always stay within the limits of them, respecting the indications of the Rangers and indications of the signage
In the area we can also get to observe guanacos, piches, maras, ñandúes, foxes that are part of this beautiful region.

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Babel Viajes

Av Julio Argentino Roca 353 Local 6 (9120) Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

Cel: +54 280-4777019

Tour KindTour Kind: Wildlife watching

Level of DifficultyLevel of Difficulty: Low

DurationDuration: Full day of approximately 8 to 17 hours,

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