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Parque Pinguino Rey, Tierra del Fuego

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You might want your tuxedo to fit in at Parque Pinguino Rey, home to a population of majestic King Penguins. This second-biggest penguin species travels from the subAntarctic conditions in search of food, and archeological finds have shown that the penguins have been frequenting the island for hundreds of years, dating back to the time of the Selknam indigenous people. Visitors are able to view the penguins from a roped-off observation deck, where you'll find signage about the development of the penguins which will help you appreciate the age of the penguins you will see. Many tour groups in the bigger, nearby cities coordinate day trips that connect tourists with this site. Plan your visit to Parque Pinguino Rey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tierra del Fuego trip itinerary maker.
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  • My experience was very good. I preferred to take a tour by day. The crossing of the Strait of Magellan is wonderful. The way to get to the Penguin is bad so not worth the sacrifice of one car. The place is magical, see the colony of penguins is an experience that few people have seen but that Yes it is worth wear zoom to take pictures since they are a bit removed. Good bathrooms and Tin is that it can not be canceled with card but is understandable given the remoteness of the place (sure there is good signal). Totally recommended.
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  • Unique opportunity to see a Penguin free. The Park is about three hours from Punta Arenas, and there is a ferry crossing to hours and 20 minutes on the way back, so it's a little tiring. Before coming to the park for a walk in the Museum in the town of Porvenir included in the value of the tour. The park itself is small and consists of only two buildings, but you can see the penguins at a distance of about 40 meters behind wooden barriers. An important tip is to go specifically wrapped up clothes that do not let the wind pass, very strong sales on site and the temperature drops drastically so.
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  • This is the easiest-to-reach Koningspinguin colony in the world! Punta Arenas we have rented a car and than at Primera Angostura by ferry to Tierra del Fuego. After an overnight stay in Porvenir to the Parque Pinguïno Rey. There you can spend the night in Russfin near Parador, a sawmill. This way you can explore independently Tierra del Fuego and do you have a sea of time for the penguins. The roads are paved but partially not suitable for ordinary rental cars.
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  • Great place to see quite a lot of King Penguins. Freezing cold though! When I was there they were quite far away, so bring your best zoom lens and tripods!!
  • pretty much the only place in punta arenas region to see king penguins. bring long distance lenses, the view points are at least 30 meters away from were the penguins hang around
  • Wonderful place to see the king pinguins in their natural habitat
  • Situated off the classic tourist destinations, not to be missed
  • Claims to be the only place in South America to see King Penguin. There is a fence limiting your access to 50 meters gives colony. On the day there were about 70 of penguins. CLP 11,000 in January/2017
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