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Day Trip to Punta Tombo
"We'll start the day with a visit to Punta Tombo penguin rookery at Rawson Port. At this stop we will have the chance to watch penguins in their own habitat as they scurry and play on the rocks. What's more we'll be able to watch toninas overas - a special type of dolphin typical to the area. You will have the option of boarding a boat here for the dolphin watching if you like. As we continue south on the tour we will make a stop in the city of Trel we'll stop for a break. Trelew is home to an impressive Paleontological Museum which we will have the opportunity to visit on the break.After the visit to the museum we'll get ready for more traveling! We will continue our trek south towards ""Punta Tombo is one of the most famous and visited coasts along the eastern coast of Argentinean Patagonian. You'll surely be amazed by one of the most fascinating shows in nature: the Magellan penguin continental colony. Get ready for a day of fun and advtitle=Highlights&1=See+the+remarkable+natural+beauty+of+Punta+Tombo&2=Visit+a+Magellanic+penguin+colony+and+see+the+native+toninas+overas%2C+or+Commerson%27s+dolphin&3=Explore+the+towns+of+Trelew+and+Gaiman&4=Round-trip+transportation+from+Puerto+Madryn""
From $97.00
 
Punta Tombo Penguin Colony and Union Beach from Puerto Madryn with optional Toninas Watching
"The first stop is in the Rawson's Port at Playa Unión where you'll embark to observe the Overas Toninas (optional). The Overa Toninas are recognized for their similarity to the dolphins. They are no longer than a meter and a half. Puerto Rawson is one of playing and showing their skills to the visitors who have the possibility to watch the spectacle. The navigation lasts approximately an hour and a half.Once you've returned to land you'll have free time to buy your lunch (optional at your own expense) or you are able to take your own box lunch. As there are 150km between Playa Union and Punta Tombo lunch will be on board.Later you'll go to Punta Tombo a geographical accident that Magellan's penguin uses as habitat (entrance fee not included). At this stop
From $118.00
 
Puerto Madryn Gulf Sightseeing Cruise
"Meet at the ""Comandante Luís Piedra Buena"" touristic dock located at the coast in downtown Puerto Madryn. The meeting time is one hour before the departure time. By 1:00pm the cruise will departure through the waters of the Golfo Nuevo (New Gulf) on the Atlantic Ocean and it will sail directly to Punta Loma a place located within the protected area of Peninsula Valdes 15 km from Puerto Madryn. Its peculiarity is that here you can see the only permanent colony of sea lions and you can watch cormorants and South American terns.From this point the cruise will start its return to Puerto Madryn traveling through the coast where its passengers are going to be able to enjoy the various flora and fauna
From $46.00

More Local Customs in Puerto Madryn

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Gauchos at work, hard work

Next to the touristic paths and attractions, the occasion to visit a local sheep farm and so, the real daily life is interesting aswell.Only a few minutes stop because it was high season for the sheep...
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Money money money

Maybe not a local custom but definitelly a local thing. The money exchange is open untill 6 pm and it's closed on weekends so it seems that going for a whole day trip makes it impossible to exchange...
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COOKING FOR FRIENDS

One of the most spreaded local customs is inviting friends for dinner without a previous plan, just suddenly, cooking some special dishes (frequently our best ones) as an excuse for a kind...
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Defunct Correa

The history (or the legend) tells that during a civil war, a woman called Deolinda Correa died at a desert zone because she had no food or water; her little baby, nevertheless, survived by...
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The dog- cycle

To walk someone else's dog is a common job at many places; Puerto Madryn is not an exception. I found this guy riding his bycicle with seven or eight dogs, down by a centric street.Pasear el perro de...
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Economy

The main economical activity is the aluminium industry; the bauxite (imported from Brazil) is brought by ships to Almirante Storni Dock (285.000 tons each year). Periodically, environmental impact...
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