Seno Otway Penguin Burrows
Half day Code: EPS001
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We invite you to the Seno Otway penguin colonies, where are Magellanic penguins, who come to this area every year to reproduce and feed.
Season: November to February.
The excursion begins bordering the Mythical Strait of Magellan, one of the busiest navigation routes in the world used by most valiant explorers in the history like Drake, Sarmiento de Gamboa, Fitz Roy and Darwin among others. On the way is possible to watch different species of marine birds and in a lucky day possibly dolphins. Then the road turns heading North West to take an unpaved road that goes through the Patagonian steppe, where different sheep farms can be found and some species of the native flora can be seen as well. The native fauna of this area is composed by Lesser Rheas, Upland geese, Andean condors, Kelp gulls, Eagles, skunks, different species of ducks and foxes. Before approaching to the Otway Sound the bus drives bordering a coal open cut mine, important activity in the region. At the then of the road is located the small colony of Magellanic Penguins that every year come for breeding and feeding. The walk stretches for about one mile on a wooden trail with three different observation points.
Length: 4 Hours.
Level of activity: Medium.
Physical demand:1,5 kms round trip (1 mile) on a wooden and flat trail usually windy.
- Bird watching
- Flora and Fauna Observation
- Transportation to Penguin colonies.
- Park tickets.
- Spanish - English guide.
Does not includes:
- Personbal travel insurance.
- Extras not mentioned.