La Leona Petrified Forest
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La Leona Petrified Forest Tour from El Calafate

Enjoy this full-day excursion at La Leona Petrified Forest from El Calafate, Argentina.

Why choose this excursion?

  • Transfers included
  • English speaking guide
  • Full day tour

La Leona Petrified Forest Tour from El Calafate

If you like outdoor activities, adventure, and discovering new places, La Leona Petrified Forest is a tour you can't miss.

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

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It is a full-day excursion in the steppe area. Departure at 09:00 am. The estimated return is 4:30 pm.
It is aimed at all people who like outdoor activities and adventure, willing to discover new places. Average physical fitness is required since the tour includes approximately 3 hours of discontinuous walking on uneven terrain.


It starts from El Calafate, traveling 33 km along the provincial route No. 5 towards the East and then 67 km towards the North along the national route No. 40. During this journey, you can see the Argentino Lake, the Santa Cruz River, the La Leona River, and its beautiful valley, with a panoramic view of the Andes Mountains, including Fitz Roy Hill. Stop for approximately 15 minutes at Hotel La Leona (historical site) and continue 10 km west, following the southern margin of Lake Viedma, until we reach the slope of Cerro Los Hornos (Estancia Santa Teresita), where we arrive around 12:00 pm.
We look for the first time at the enormous depression of the land where the petrified logs are, and we begin our exploration walk among the fossils. Halfway through the tour, we stop for lunch. Along the hike, we will see many petrified logs that lie on the surface, some with a diameter of 1.20 meters, a testimony of ancient times when the weather was very different from today and allowed the support of abundant and large flora. Occasionally fossil remains of different types of dinosaurs are discovered. Being in the steppe area is very dry, and the weather conditions generally are very pleasant.
We begin the return at approximately 2:00 pm with a new stop at the “Parador” Hotel La Leona, and we arrive in Calafate around 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Duration: Full Day
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours before the date of your tour
Availability: All year
Starting Time: 09:00 am
Finishing Time: 17:00 pm
Pick Up: From Your Hotel
Drop Off: At Your Hotel
Language: English and Spanish
Maximum Group Size: 35
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • Transfer from your hotel
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Box lunch
  • Excursion insurance
  • Access to paleontological site
  • Tips


There's no optionals available for this excursions. Let us know if you need anything on your booking.

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason, you decide to cancel the activity or excursion, the cancellation conditions specified in the product description or in the voucher will be valid.

If the cancellation conditions in the product description do not differ, the provider of tourist services will charge you the following cancellation fees:

a. Up to 72 hours before the start of the activity: full refund (again, we indicate that in certain specific cases, the term may differ from this general policy)
b. After 72 hours before the start of the activity: no refund.


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No age restriction.

Please ask us before booking.

After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation of your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.

If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and send you the voucher before your excursion begins.

This tour is subject to weather conditions.

We recommend comfortable footwear (trekking boots or slippers), a backpack, jacket or windbreaker, warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle.

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