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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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Fascinating

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Kansas City
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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 23, 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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Auroville, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure to have Flor as a guide and explain to us all the details of the geographic plates, ancient volcanoes that produced the petrified forest that you see and discovered the femur bones , and others of the dinosaurs that are being washed by the rains. The sight of this landscape is magic, and so different from... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

En este caso creo que el viaje no resultó lo que esperaba por mi falta de experiencia en el tema. Siendo un bosque petrificado de deshielo, los especimenes que se pueden observar son pocos y distribuidos por el piso. Todos son muy imponentes, y se nota que cumple con las expectativas, pero no supe apreciarlo. La guía fue muy atenta... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

pity is not advertised enough, I foudn otu about this on tripadvisor, in Calafte few agencies will suggest you the petrified Woods. The guide was very nice, the place is great, the hiking is not demanding at all, therefore it's feasible for almost everybody.

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you spend many days in El Calafate, why not go to this bosque petrificado? The landscapes are different from the other places around...very interesting! And I visited it with a guide who really knew what he was talking about!

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El Calafate, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A tour organized having in mind all of us that like to walk the wild open outdoors of Patagonia, exploring a paleontological site packed full of large petrified tree trunks over 1,2 meters in diameter and heaps of fragments of dinosaur bones as well as big whole dino pieces. Really amazing experience !!! We travel trough open steppe with magnificent... More 

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