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Kayak Tour in La Leona River from El Calafate

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El Calafate, Argentina
Kayak Tour in La Leona River from El Calafate

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Explore the La Leona River  on this full-day kayaking and hiking tour from El Calafate. Kayak down the river for an hour, then pull in to land and hike for a few hours among the petrified forest, where you can stop to see dinosaur bones. Along the way, learn about the flora, fauna, and geology of the Patagonian steppe from your nature guide. Picnic lunch included.
  • Kayaking and hiking tour along the La Leona River from El Calafate
  • Kayak on the pristine waters with a guide in the lead, all equipment provided
  • Hike through the petrified forest, looking for dinosaur bones
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Round-trip hotel transportation

Additional Details

Pickup included
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Snacks
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up in all hotels, hostels, airb&b in Calafate and we can drop off at the airport at the end of the trip after 4.15 pm.

6:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • You must bring: Box lunch, hiking shoes, long sleeved shirt, light coat and shorts or leggings.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kayak Santa Cruz
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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Great kayaking and interesting views!
Joseph_H
, Mar 2020
Fantastic trip!! Well organised and super friendly staff, would definitely recommend if you’re planning on taking a trip to Calafate.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hi Joshep, Thank you for the reiw. We're glad to know about your experience with us! Best regards KSC team
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Amazing experience!
karelledupuis
, Jan 2020
Amazing experience. The guides were enthusiastic and friendly. We had a quick course on the basics of kayaking and we were well supervised during the excursion. The short hike was very pleasant, in a superb desert landscape. The activity was varied and very instructive.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Karelled!! Thank you for the review. We're glad to know that you had a great time!! Best regards Nadia
star-5
Fantastic!
mariajosez691
, Dec 2019
I really enjoyed this activity! Kayaking was super fun, I had never done it before- so as a beginner it was intimidating but our guides were super helpful in making us feel comfortable and coaching us! We got to see some wildlife on the way which was awesome! The trekking part was amazing as well- such beautiful views, the landscape gorgeous, it was like being on a different planet, incredible! I am not usually active so the hike gave me a run for my money (just a bit!) but it was fun and soooo worth it! We were even awarded with a beer at the end- the perfect way to end a perfect morning!!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi Maria Thank for your review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed the day. Best regards Nadia
star-5
Amazing day!
Beatriz C
, Dec 2018
Friendly and experienced guides. Very well organized and good kayaking equipment. We had an amazing day and learnt much about the area. I would recommend this experience!
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The tour itself was great and an...
andrew.petrozzi
, May 2018
The tour itself was great and an amazing and unique way to see this part of Patagonia the guides were all friendly and helped us get ready and suited up in all the gear necessary and provided great commentary in English and Spanish during the tour. This tour was a highlight of my trip to Argentina. My girlfriend and I - both in our late 30s and relatively fit and active - have kayaked several times before, but not typically in a two-person kayak. I would recommend that you have kayaked at least once before taking this tour so you have some idea of what kayaking is about. This was not a leisurely float down the river. We expected a challenging ride and we got it. The weather was great but the water was running fairly hard. There were a couple of uncomfortable moments for us during the tour: 1 Maybe it was the time of year October 2017 but there were at least three spots on the river during the tour that did have moderate rapids for beginner/intermediate kayakers that we were not warned about prior to getting in the river although the extensive what-to-do-if-you-capsize instruction before we started was a clue. We managed and did not capsize but my girlfriend was pretty stressed out. Exhilarating, but also scary. 2 Once we got out of the kayaks to go for an amazing hike in the badlands, we weren't informed beforehand that we would be doing fairly steep climbing on loose dirt and soil and as a result, we did not have proper shoes for the hike we went on. You bring everything with you in a dry bag on the kayak, but we only packed light runners for weight and space as we were not advised that we would be walking along ridges with no solid footing and climbing large hills of loose dirt and soil. Had we been informed we would have brought more suitable footwear and felt more stable and less like we were going to slip off a ridge and/or roll down a very large hill, many of which were often spotted with large rocks, as we hiked through this beautiful and haunting landscape. Overall, the tour was unique, exciting and eye-opening and would've been perfect had we received just a little bit more of a heads-up in terms of what we were in for so we could have prepared properly.
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We had two wonderful guides for our...
amadea.groseclose
, Dec 2017
We had two wonderful guides for our small group of seven. All the gear - including dry suits which are necessary was included, and plenty of instruction was provided. The river is tame - I would think anyone could handle it. If you're looking for a lot of white water and rapids, this may not be the tour for you. However, the scenery is stunning every second feels like you're looking at a postcard, so if you like kayaking at all, or are interested in trying, I would absolutely recommend. You also take a hike into the badlands which is very unique topography and provides amazing panoramic 360 degree views. Had a great time and would wholeheartedly recommend.
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I am so happy I took this excursion...
Corinne S
, Mar 2017
I am so happy I took this excursion! Affordable while giving me a huge taste of the area from the water to the hills. I truly feel I got to see the area in ways I otherwise may not. Guides were thoughtful, lovely and educational. Definitely worth the experience and time. Explore Patagonia in a unique way.
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Eduardo, Rubin and our driver...
Michael B
, Jan 2017
Eduardo, Rubin and our driver created a really fun, relaxed and informative experience. The kayaking is good for everyone from beginners to experienced level. The small group dynamic allows persons who are strangers at 8am to be friends by lunch time. Gracias Chicos!!!
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Zalig kayakken en wandelen in Patagonische woestijn
sandra_D
, Mar 2020
Patagonië is meer dan zijn indrukwekkende gletsjers. Als je een ander Patagonië wil ervaren en midden in de woestijn kajakken en wandelen, is dit een fantastische manier om dit te doen. Je bent de hele dag op tour en alles is goed geregeld. Je krijgt beschermende kledij en goede uitleg zowel over het kajakken als over de streek en de archeologische vondsten. De gidsen zijn heel deskundig en vriendelijk. De groepjes zijn klein en dat maakt het heel aangenaam. Wij waren met ons 4 (onze volwassen dochter en zoon erbij) en er waren nog drie andere personen. De stroming op de rivier maakte het kajakken heel haalbaar. Toen de wind opkwam was het effen zwaarder maar als in de knoei zit, vinden ze er wel iets op. Het landschap onderweg is prachtig. Behalve guanaco's zagen we de condor in zijn indrukkende vlucht. De wandeling tussen de fossielen is ook een unieke ervaring . Veel laagjes aandoen. Afhankelijk van de wind en de zon kan je een T-shirt of trui gebruiken.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Sandra, Thank you for the review. Best regards Nadia
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Una giornata sul Rio Leona
cinziacos
, Feb 2020
Un esperienza stupenda divertente con delle guide professionali preparate e molto molto simpatiche una giornata magnifica molto bello e interessante il trekking abbinato lo consiglio a tutti
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Cinzia! We are glad to hear that you had a great time!! Thank you for the review. Best regards Nadia

Product code: 36701P1

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