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Sentir Patagonia Travel

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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About Sentir Patagonia Travel
Only as a reference, we provide tours and tourist services, at the Puerto Madryn area, Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo with Trelew valley; we focus all our efforts on providing outstanding experiences in contact with wildlife. Besides our office in downtown Puerto Madryn, we also have desks at both of the city’s piers, and we have been providing shore excursions to cruise passengers for the last 12 seasons.. At Sentir Patagonia we have a department dedicated solely to cruise passengers arriving to Puerto Madryn
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Kim G wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada1152 contributions209 helpful votes
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After waiting for quite some time (as others hadn't disembark in a timely fashion) we were picked up from the pier with a group of others from our ship. The drive is 175kms so about 2 1/2 hours with the last hour on gravel roads. It is a bumpy ride so if this is not your preference you may want to rethink it. Our driver Pedro did his very best to make it as smooth as possible even driving in the middle of the road at times to avoid as many bumps as possible. Our guide Beto was informative and told us about the region, the wildlife and life in Puerto Madryn. We stopped first at a check point going into the Peninsula as they want to ensure groups are travelling with official guides. We had a stop at a rest stop and then proceeded to the ranch were we had a good lunch. Empanada, salad, BBQ lamb and dulce de leche flan. Everything was prepared nicely although the service was just alright. After lunch we went to the Nature Reserve to visit the penguins where they say there are between 800,000 - 1 million birds. It was amazing! The Magellan penguins are everywhere and you can get quite close to them. There is a pathway that they ask you stay on but the penguins go wherever they want so they were often crossing the designated pathways. There were many babies and it was quite noisy with the chatter of the birds everywhere. We spent about an hour there in total but we could have spent all day there - it was so awesome to see them in such a natural environment. We walked down to the beach and watched them on the sand and swimming in the water. Approximately 6kms up the coast we visited the sea lions and elephant seals. The vantage point is from a cliff so you can't really get up close. But you can certainly hear them. We were a little pressed for time at this stop as they wanted to make sure we arrived back on time. We came back to the pier just at the all aboard time. Long day but completely worth it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Shar1805 wrote a review Mar 2020
Florida480 contributions217 helpful votes
Thank you Sentir. The tour to see the penguins at Punta Tombo was well organized, professional, and very interesting. Our guide, Diego, spoke excellent English and was friendly and very knowledgeable. The vehicle was comfortable and the driver was good too. Even the boxed lunch was full of tasty goodies. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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LazyDays4Us wrote a review Mar 2020
Noosa, Australia329 contributions245 helpful votes
Our guide was Berto, driver Pedro. Looked for the blue balloon, and our small group of 8 was on our way. 2.5hrs there, long road, with 20km of dirt & gravel. The landscape is sparse (except for the giant Dinosaur in the middle of nowheresville and the wind turbines). The Rookery is hectares of safe areas for the Magellanic Penguins to have their chicks. It was beautiful. What we saw was fantastic. Possibly about 5,000 in total. So many cute babies. Follow the boardwalks and paths and the little ones will delight you with their antics, their nonchalance for tourists. Look for the one path where they have created a highway between the sea and home (the parents jog down to the water for food to bring back for their family). Head down to the water (via the boardwalks) to see more of these little characters. Boxed lunch on the way home. We were dropped off (by request) at the pier - little market stalls. Fantastic day! Thank you.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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whodaresgins2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
Enfield, United Kingdom20 contributions30 helpful votes
A very long drive on very poor roads. Weather was terrible terrible but not companies fault . All on our minibus had different times from 8AM until 9:30 so lots of waiting around. Marina tour guide was good gave us lots of information about the area, the driver wAs good on poor roads . But we saw only a few penguins and the seals in the distance . Too far and a very uncomfortable journey with not a lot to see on an unvaried Patagonia landscape for miles.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sharon H wrote a review Mar 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada2079 contributions298 helpful votes
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We highly recommend Sentir Patagonia and their excursion to Punta Tombo to see the Magellanic penguins--and it was far more reasonably priced than the ship tour! The blue balloons that they were holding made it easy to spot them as we disembarked. Even though they had to wait nearly an hour for everyone to arrive from the ship (totally a ship problem), they waited for everyone and assured us that we would not miss out on our day with the penguins. The small group was a real plus and the vans were comfortable and well-equipped. Lucas, our driver. was wonderful--he was even able to find a way to get around a few road problems that we encountered and get us to the rookery in record time. Our guide, Diego, was the best. He gave us wonderful history and background of Puerto Madryn and much information about the penguins and other animals we would be seeing--like the Guanacos. He was very professional and made sure that we had time to walk the entire boardwalk to see everything possible, and he still got us back to Puerto Madryn with time to explore the many vendors and the lovely beach adjoining the cruise dock. Thanks Sentir Patagonia, Lucas, and Diego, for an unforgettable experience!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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