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 guide for only 2 people at no extra cost. The tour included transportation directly from our hotel and a good boxed lunch. Our guide Eduardo was very informative and he spent the entire drive to the site telling us about life in Argentina. Although he is Argentinian he was educated in America so he spoke perfect English. Once we arrived his excellent knowledge of the site was obvious.
The site is best described as badlands and takes about 3 hours to see. The landscape in this valley is totally different than the surrounding area. For us the best part was the petrified trees scattered throughout. Some are broken up into pieces as if cut with a saw, with very visible rings while others are more intact like a whole tree trunk, bark and all. They have all turned to stone however and along with a few dinosaur bones are pretty well the only rocks in a predominantly dirt-clay landscape that is constantly eroding around them. We would recommend this tour for anyone as long as they don’t have mobility problems but it is easier than some of the hiking trails around El Chalten.
Overall we thought the tour was very interesting and well worth the money.
If you own or manage Bosque Petrificado La Leona (La Leona Petrified Forest), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.