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Bosque Petrificado La Leona (La Leona Petrified Forest)

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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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Mansfield, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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