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Day Trip to the spectacular Petrified Forest La Leona

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    La Leona Petrified Forest
    Stop: 5 hours -
    An ideal tour for people who enjoy the outdoor and Adventure, ready to discover new places. Average fitness is required because the tour includes a hike of 3 hours. Traveling from El Calafate through Provincial Route N°5 and then the National Route 40. You arrive to The Argentino Lake, the Santa Cruz river and the beautiful valley of La Leona River with the most impressive view of the Andes including the Cerro Fitz Roy. Then you visit the historical site of Hotel La Leona, and continue 10 km along the southern shore of Lake Viedma until Cerro Los Hornos (Estancia Santa Teresita). You start to explore the Petrified Forest, along the Great Depression and began your exploration walk among fossils. Halfway you stop for lunch. Throughout the walk you will see a lots of petrified logs lying on the surface, some with a diameter of 1.20 meters. Testimony to ancient times where the climate was very different from today and allowed the support of abundant flora and large dimensions. Occasionally fossils of different types of dinosaurs are exposed.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
8:30 AM
  • English and spanish speaking guide
  • Roundtrip transportation from downtown Calafate hotels
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • other services not especified in the program
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Gray Line Argentina
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Puerto Natales, Chile
Posting does not state that 48 hours is required for company "to confirm". Called after booking day prior to
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It was wonderful and great views, excellent Guide, excellent organisation, just in time. We enjoyed very much!
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Very dissapointed and agree with JamieScott1019's previous review
I have never written a negative review and I am guilty of not reviewing much in general but this experience has
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Brisbane, Australia
Great small group tour, great views of glacier - excellent guide.
When I arrived at my hotel, the details of my trip were waiting for me (in an envelope). The mini bus picked me up
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Awesome view, but need more facilities
The glacier did not disappoint, but the way there was difficult for my senior citizen friends. The bus ride was
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AVOID Gray Line Argentina!
I booked with Gray Line Argentina November via Trip Advisor 3 days before the tour. I sent my passport number and
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Ricardo A
New York City, New York
Extreme overcharge!! Dont book through here.
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Angelique B
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The Glacier was stunning! Only things is that the tour guide showed up half an hour late, the tour was mostly in
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Good travel agency with nice and friendly guide. Everything was perfect and the rates are reasonable
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AMAZING! Absolute must-see for young, fit hikers.
We spent over 3 hours on the ice. There was no path - the landscape of the top of the glacier changes too much. In
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Linda S
Topeka, Kansas
One way only for us
Great service from the airport but no one came to take us to the airport. I sent the required reminder two days
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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