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"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour.

The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing."



Hora de Inicio: 8:00 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.


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

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