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Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land

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Punta Norte, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
+54 280 445-5888
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Guided tours only, and not always available

We went to San Lorenzo to see the penguins, but discovered on arrival that we could only see them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Penguins Penguins Penguins!!!

If you want to see penguins up close and personal then go no further than Estancia San Lorenzo. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Punta Norte, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Punta Norte, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
+54 280 445-5888

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to San Lorenzo to see the penguins, but discovered on arrival that we could only see them on a guided tour that was only at 3-4 time slots during the day. The next tour was in 1.5 hrs, so we ate (very mediocre...More

Thank revti13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see penguins up close and personal then go no further than Estancia San Lorenzo. The penguins were very curious and comfortable in human company and many would walk right up to you. The ranger told us the colony had 600,000 penguins...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We visited San Lorenzo in late November and saw incredible penguin action. From the very large number of burrows and penguins making their way to and from the sea (with thousands lined up on the shoreline) to many healthy chirping chicks (and some not so...More

Thank Bradley G
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Amazing, penquins, penquins! Get there early, as the day progresses there can be many large tour buses. We hired a private driver who met us at the cruise ship dock. We had the beach and penquins pretty much to ourselves for over an hour. It...More

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Be there at least a couple of hours before sunset, it is dusty and with lots of penguin droppings so if you want the best pictures ba able to lie down with old rain or windbreaking jacket/trousers. Bring both long and short lenses ( "and...More

Thank Leftjohn
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was an extraordinary experience. Easily the highlight of many days on a Cruise. The penguins were all over the roads, beaches and hiding (sort of) in their burrows. I found it interesting that the burrows were originally off the path but now as time...More

1  Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Located near the Punta Norde including the Penguins Reserve and Sea Lions ReserveEnds with an Excelent BBQ Lunch

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Though it is a long drive from Puerto Madryn to arrive at the Estancia, it is a visit that is so unique and a vision that is truly memorable. Where else can you walk among hundreds of penguins and see them close up in a...More

2  Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited when (Megallinic) legions were nesting (incubating egg(s)) so most were pretty still in their burrows/holes in the dunes with very few moving around. Having said that, this was still fascinating especially if you haven't seen pensions in natural setting before. There is a marked...More

1  Thank JG_LGC
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was one of the very few shore excursions we opted to do through the cruise line. And it was a winner! The worst part was the bus ride to and from the ship. But our driver was absolutely fantastic at finding wildlife along the...More

9  Thank PhyllisAndTim
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Yi S
17 November 2017|
Response from Bradley G | Reviewed this property |
I would use Patagonia del Sol/Huinca Travel (they are owned by the same people) and if possible ask for Sebastian or Mary as the guide. We had Sebastian who was incredible, but also have read that Mary is very good.