Patagonia Birdwatching Tour in Puerto Deseado, Argentina
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Day 1 - Comodoro Rivadavia
Reception at Comodoro Rivadavia airport. Departure to Puerto Deseado, visiting the Jaramillo Petrified Woods on the way, fossilized by the effect of volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The trees turned into kind of rock statues by the action of volcanic dust where mostly coniferous and even some palm trees that covered this land when it was not the bleak barren plateau that it is today. Accommodation. Dinner.
Day 2 - Puerto Deseado
Breakfast. Full day excursion to Ría Deseado, an interesting area conformed by the inlet and the adjoining zones. The town of Puerto Deseado is located nearby. This inlet is unique for its geological and fauna aspects. The course of the river has been abandonned by the former river that covered it and was occupied by the sea. This makes it a national treasure, due to aesthetic and scientific reasons. It's the only place in the world where five different species of cormorans coexist, all of them feeding in the area and three of them nesting. The Magellanic penguin is a usual inhabitant of the inlet from October to April and the most important roockeries are Quiroga Island, Punta del Paso Key, Birds Island and Chaffers Island. Return to the hotel.
Day 3 - Puerto Deseado / Comodoro Rivadavia
(This day replaces day 1 from the main program). Breakfast. Visit to the Natural Reserve of “Cabo Blanco”, a magnificent rock formation that constitutes the main Rookery of Sea Lions. Return to Comodoro Rivadavia. Accommodation at the hotel.
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