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Review of La Leona Petrified Forest

La Leona Petrified Forest
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$154.00*
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La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate
Ranked #15 of 54 things to do in El Calafate
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Taboao da Serra, SP
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“Don't miss this trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

You won't find this trip advertised on the windows of all travel agencies on Av. Libertador. I found this only at Eurotur, Av. Libertador 1025.

Unless it has rained a lot the days before, reserve a day to visit this site, located between El Calafate and El Chaltén. If it rained, the terrain will be pure mud, and you can't take the whole course. With good weather though, this tour is not to be missed.

Our group was only six people, and walking through the badlands-like terrain was a blast. Don't expect too much of the dinosaur bones - they are mostly dark patches/stones in the soil, and not recognizable as bones. The petrified trees however are very beautiful and all over the place.

Extra kudos for the lunch bag, which was the best one of all three trips we had.

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing landscape”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

The landscape here was like something from a science fiction movie. The petrified trees are quite interesting, but the semi-desert that they are in is amazing. The guide was very professional and the lunch was satisfactory.

Things to bear in mind:

La Leona is the last place you can use a bathroom for three hours.

It is VERY windy and you will need a wind breaker type jacket.

All in all worth the money.

Visited December 2011
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