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Bosque Petrificado La Leona (La Leona Petrified Forest)

Avenida Libertador 932 Local 08 y 09 | Entre Calles Perito Moreno y Espora, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
2902 492276
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: If you're tired of seeing more glaciars while staying in El Calafate, you can try an excursion to the Bosque Petrificado La Leona, about 100 km of... more »
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Rather than catching the bus from El Chalten to El Calafate we chose to combine the journey with a visit to the Petrified Forest. We left El Chalten by car, drove to the La Leona roadhouse where we could have a coffee and use the bathroom and then we joined some others, a driver and guide and went to a... More

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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The trip wasn't quite what i expected but it was certainly different and interesting. It was great to be in a smaller group and away from the main tourist attractions, I feel it made my visit to Calafate more unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

we did La Leona on our way to Chalten! we called MORRESI VIAJES and we arranged to meet guide in Parador La Leona! that is where we met our amazing guide MIGUEL ALONSO who was informative & very fun! we drove for 30mins with some great faraway views if Mount Fitz Roy until we crossed into a private ranch! then..THE... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This petrified forest almost makes you feel like you are on a moonscape, but then you see the petrified wood and bones and think differently. Can spend as much or as little time as you like here. Do not visit after a rain or during rain storm or you will be in mud. It is private property so you make... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We recently took this tour which we booked through Morresi Viajes next to the big supermarket on Libertador Ave. in El Calafate. On the day we went there were no other bookings so we had a private tour. We give them credit for not cancelling it as we are sure they would have lost money providing a car, driver and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Get ready to explore a completely different world from the glaciers. Dinosaur bones, rocks and petrified trees are abundant in this arid beautiful area. Interesting terrain going north from El Calafate toward El Chalten along with guanacos and mountains on the horizon. This excursion better suited for more physically fit; however, there are steps in more challenging inclines. Guide, Eduardo,... More

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