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La Leona Petrified Forest

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Av del Libertador 932 Local 8 & 9, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I found this hike from a TripAdvisor traveler's review as a transfer from El Calafate to El Chaltan through Walk Patagonia. Had I found this transfer earlier in my planning stages, I would have utilized this transfer to El Chaltan. When I contacted Walk Patagonia,...More

Thank worldseeker2014
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I loved this hike! Daniel Moreno was a great guide giving us much information about the geology, paleontology, science, and history of the area. He had maps to show us pertinent information as we travelled to the site and made the ride informative. Eduardo did...More

Thank Mommiex4plus1
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I am so glad we did this guided trek on our way from el Calafate to el Chalten - otherworldly landscape, petrified trees, dinosaur bones and a fun and interesting guide. I highly recommend.

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 29 January 2018

If you are in El Calafate and wondering what to do after you have seen the glacier - this is the answer (and completely different). After approximately 100 kms drive we entered private land (thus you need to do this as a tour) and commenced...More

1  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We did the tour to the petrified forest as a way to transfer from El Calafate to El Chalten. While it's quite a bit more than just a bus ticket, it's an interesting thing to see and cool way to make the transfer more interesting....More

1  Thank Tandroy F
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Today we took the Viator/Tangol tour from El Calafate to the La Leona Petrified Forest. It was NOT as described on TripAdvisor. The tour consisted of two couples from El Calafate, but was joined by 9 additional people at La Leona, including a 4 yr...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Under a super enthusiastic Guide, this hidden valley has a large amount of fossil trees and dinosaur bones in excellent and natural shape, hidden and protected by ancient lava eruptions.

Thank Mario G
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Most people go to El Calafate to visit the glaciers but missed out the historic La Leona stop and the petrified Forest. We booked the tour with Morresi Viajes EVT as it was on private grounds. They even picked us up from the El Calafate...More

2  Thank A_Screw_Loose
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is an amazing place. I took the bus from San Juan here and took a night trip, because I was told the there would be a great moon. It was ok, but not exactly what I expected. So the next day, I took a...More

Thank j2jalbjames
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were a little hesitant on how our experience would turn out, but we were delighted with what we saw. Accessing private land, the walk through the valley is fascinating for its geology and history. The petrified trees and dinosaur bones are spectacular. The walk...More

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Rebecca P
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Response from mabelle2 | Reviewed this property |
Difficulty is a subjective thing. I'm in mid-50s and not very athletic. I don't like heights either, but I was fine on this. Like I wrote in my review, poles help if you're not sure-footed.
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