La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate
  • La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate

    Walk through a lunar landscape strewn with petrified logs and dinosaur fossils on this El Calafate day trip to La Leona Petrified Forest. During an easygoing 7-mile (12-km) hike, learn about the area’s unique geological features from a knowledgeable guide. Beforehand, visit the historic Hotel La Leona, where mountaineers and bandits like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once stayed. Enjoy air-conditioned coach transport between destinations and soak up views of Argentino Lake, Santa Cruz and La Leona rivers, and Mt Fitz Roy along the way.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

    After hotel pickup in El Calafate, travel with your guide by air-conditioned coach for an approx. 21-mile (33-km) drive along Route 40, which offers breathtaking scenery.

    Stop At: Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina

    Admire Argentino Lake, Santa Cruz and La Leona rivers, and sweeping views of the impressive Andes mountains, including the snow-blown jagged peaks of Fitz Roy, the highest mountain in Los Glaciares National Park.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: La Leona Petrified Forest, El Calafate 9405 Argentina

    Make a brief rest stop at the historic site of Hotel La Leona, built in 1894 by Danish immigrants. Hear about the mauling incident that earned the area its name, La Leona, meaning the lioness, and find out which famous characters passed through this hotel and rest stop, including Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and his wife, Ethel Place.

    Continue by coach along the southern bank of Lake Viedma and disembark near the slopes of Cerro Los Hornos. After a safety briefing, follow your guide and begin your easy 7-mile hike (round-trip) to the Petrified Forest of La Leona.

    About an hour into the hike, stop for a break and dig into your box lunch including a veggie tart, ham-and-cheese sandwich, fruit, candy and bottled water. (Vegetarian meals are available upon request; please indicate any dietary restrictions at time of booking.)

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

    Walk back to the starting point and return to El Calafate by bus, making a stop in La Leona before being dropped off at your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Minimum age is 6 years"
    "Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions"
    "It is recommended that you bring sunblock and wear comfortable clothes and shoes"
    "Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
    "Seasonal tour operating October to April"
    "A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "IMPORTANT: If you wish to cancel your tour, please note that no refund will be granted from the 24th of December to the 02nd of January. All sales are final between those dates."
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"



    • Hora de Inicio8:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

      Traveler pickup is offered
      This is not an exhausted hotel list. If you do not see your location here, please indicated where are going to stay.


    • Duración: 8 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Professional guide
    • Bottled water and lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 6 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Marie Helene L
      Publicado el Martes, 07 de enero del 2020

      We were both happy we decided to go on this tour. The landscape is something else and the fact that I got to physically hold a piece of wood which was now stone still is one of my vivied memories of nearly three weeks in different parts of Argentina. The guides were informative and very friendly!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Geoffrey R
      Publicado el Viernes, 01 de noviembre del 2019

      Great walk through a wild landscape of "badlands", with wonderful remnants of trees and dinosaur bones. Great guide who was knowledgeable and very informative.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jessica M
      Publicado el Lunes, 23 de mayo del 2016

      I highly recommend this tour. It was a nice change from the glacier tour we did the day before. We got to see a completely different landscape. Angel was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgable and did a great job. Even the ride from El Calafate was enjoyable. We could see Fitz Roy in the distance and the landscape couldn't be more beautiful. During the tour we got the opportunity to hold petrified bone and wood. Don't miss this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Chun V
      Publicado el Viernes, 03 de marzo del 2017

      Drastic landscape change of excursions done in the past few days where El Calafate is not just a Glacier tourist spot. The hike was easy for us but for people with walking inconvinience, we recommend that you opt this out. Once again, to visit anything marvellous in El Calafate, you have to spend some time to travel get there. At least, we stopped by Butch Cassidy's hideout. The guide was very informative and knowleadgable about the place especially the Petrified Forest, with the dinosaur bones and etc.

        Calificación General: 8/10
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