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La Leona Petrified Forest

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Av del Libertador 932 Local 8 & 9, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2276
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“dinosaur bones” (12 reviews)
“private land” (4 reviews)
“tree trunks” (3 reviews)
Av del Libertador 932 Local 8 & 9, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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

1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 9 February 2017

You can only access this piece of land with a tour as the petrified trees and dinosaur bones are on private land, half-way between Calafate and Chalten. If you plan on staying in both Calafate and Chalten try to use the tour as transfer, as...More

2  Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Interesting walk on private land with a friendly, informative guide. We saw plenty of fossilised trees, dinosaur bones and "Star Wars- type" unusual rock formations, in an impressive setting. We used this trip as a transfer between El Calafate and El Chalten, which worked well....More

1  Thank lucy_gft
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is the second time I visit La Leona Petrified Forest. I actually loved doing this for the second time rather than doing the mini trekking on Perito Moreno for the second time. The landscape in the petrified forest (semi-desert), with its rock and sediment...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 1 May 2016

felt like walking on the moon.. or mars..? faszinating details... especially the stony trunks, which I still did not get how it worked :-)

Thank arekuna
Reviewed 19 March 2016

beautifull environment nice ride and very interesting. always facinating how erosion shapes landscape. Nice to drive through Patagonia and see the wildlife there.

Thank htenkate
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Rebecca P
25 February 2016|
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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.