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VISITING THE KING PENGUIN AT TIERRA DEL FUEGO

Overview

Tierra del Fuego’s King penguin colony is the only one outside the Sub-Antarctic islands – making it a far easier option for photographers and nature lovers to visit. These quirky little fellows are remarkably relaxed around humans and provide endless entertainment as they sway, waddle and preen their way around the rookery.

Trip highlights

• See the town of Porvenir
• Visit the only King penguin colony outside the Sub-Antarctic islands
• Observe one of the world’s most-loved penguin species

*Please note that stores are not always open in Porvenir during the low season (September and March). If traveling during those months we strongly recommend you buy your lunch the day before in Punta Arenas and bring it with you.

*King Penguin Park closed on Mondays

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Full-day excursion to King penguin rookery

    You’ll be picked up from your Punta Arenas hotel between 7:30 and 8:00 am and driven to the port, where we’ll take a ferry to Porvenir. Before making your way to the King penguin colony you’ll tour Porvenir’s museum, lookout and esplanade. Once at the colony, prepare to be enchanted. These affable little creatures are a delight, seemingly dressed up as if heading to an important function. We will keep a fair distance admiring the penguins from behind the infrastructure, careful not to disturb them or their environment. After a while, the penguins tend to forget about the visitors (or they might simply not care about our presence) and usually come closer on their own - sometimes as close as 20 meters, sometimes a bit closer, but again: we'll let them decide! This respectful, close proximity between visitor and penguin gives amateur and professional wildlife photographers a fantastic chance to practice their craft. Later, we’ll pass through the village of Cerro Sombrero, where we’ll take the ferry back to the mainland, followed by a transfer back to your hotel, arriving around 8:00 pm.

    INCLUDED

    • Return transportation to Punta Arenas
    • Ferry ride

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Insurance of any kind
    • Meals

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    Dates & Prices

    PRICES FOR SEASON 2018/2019: (Valid until March 2019)

    USD$ 135 per person

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