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Bosque Petrificado La Leona (La Leona Petrified Forest)

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Address: Avenida Libertador 932 Local 08 y 09 | Entre Calles Perito Moreno y Espora, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Phone Number: 2902 492276
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A special place for trekking

I went to the "Bosque Petrificado" about a week ago for some trekking. The place is not only a desertic area, but also a paleontological site where you can find dinosaurs' remains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Maputo, Mozambique

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to the "Bosque Petrificado" about a week ago for some trekking. The place is not only a desertic area, but also a paleontological site where you can find dinosaurs' remains and different types of fossiles. Be sure to carry enough water, food, light clothes as well as sun block and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Kayaking the Rio La Leona, we stopped halfway for a stroll into these badlands, the 'petrified forest'. It was raining and extremely slippery so we could only walk between the hills through the mud. Besides the unique flora it is quite an interesting experience and sight to walk through. Reminded me a bit of the 'hoodoos' I have seen... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I drove into the area. You turn off the main road opposite the La Leona Paradores and station, and drive about 10km on an unmade road that sometimes is easy to drive and sometimes fully of rocks that require care to avoid damaging tyres. There is also a hazardous looking bridge to cross before you get to the area where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It is a time travel, discovering hide treasures. Feel the spirit of Indiana Jones!! Unforgettable and highly recommended!!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

When we went to Patagonia last year we went to El Calafate for the glacier and wanted to go to El Chalten to hike Mt Fitz Roy. Most traveller takes a mini tour bus to get to-for between these 2 towns but I came to know about Bosque Petrificado La Leona from TA and decided to book a day tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In addition to the glaciers and peaks, this is a different way of seeing the area. This petrified forest is a remarkable landscape. I held petrified dinosaur bones in my hands! Also, petrified dinosaur dung! Wow! Unusual photo opportunities that this dry, eroded landscape affords. This is a desert, though, and in a low area, so if peaks and trees... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I booked via email in September for a December tour. The guide doesn't speak great English, but it doesn't matter that much since mostly a visual place. You get to see petrified wood, weird seabed formations, and fossilized dinosaur bones. Feel like in an ancient desert. Very cool scenery. Probably about a 6-8 km hike I'd guess, not too much... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Small group, informed bilingual guide. lots of examples of petrified trees in a wind sculpted setting the is other worldly. Well worth the time and money.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

In Calafte few agencies will suggest you the petrified Woods, why not go to this bosque petrificado? The place is great, a paleontological site packed full of large petrified tree trunks and heaps of fragments of dinosaur bones.

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Mansfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A fabulous trip out into the desert. Our guide Eduardo was informative and amusing. We learnt about the history, geology and politics of this vast area. He was so interesting that the 114 kilometres to Los Hornos Hill situated on an estancia flew by. Standing at the top of the depression the view was breathtaking. The walk was not terribly... More 

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