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La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate

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El Calafate, Argentina
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
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
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Overview

Spend an afternoon hiking and exploring outside of El Calafate on a visit to La Leona Petrified Forest. Along the way you’ll stop at Hotel La Leona, an old roadhouse that once housed Butch Cassidy, and travel past some of Patagonia’s most alluring scenery, including Mt Fitz Roy and Argentino Lake. Then enjoy an easy 7-mile (12-km) guided trek through La Leona’s moon-like forest, keeping an eye out for fossilized dinosaur bones and petrified trees. Your day-long tour includes round-trip air-conditioned transport and a boxed lunch.
  • Day trip to La Leona Petrified Forest from El Calafate
  • Take a gentle 7-mile hike into an arid steppe and find petrified trees and fossilized bones of dinosaurs
  • Visit Hotel La Leona, a historic rest stop, and hear about its famous former guests
  • Capture beautiful views of Argentino Lake, Santa Cruz and La Leona rivers, and the Andes mountains
  • Learn about La Leona history and the geological sights you see from an expert guide
  • Box lunch and round-trip hotel transport included
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Bottled water and lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
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Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Tangol

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate.

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Completely different than the rest of our trip - time well spent
Helene L
, Jan 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!
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Fascinating petrified remains!
geoffreyr509
, Oct 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.
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Drastic landscape change of...
Chun V
, Mar 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.
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I highly recommend this tour. It...
Jessica M
, May 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.
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Excelente programa. Guia Juan...
OMAR EDUARD N
, Jan 2018
Excelente programa. Guia Juan bilíngue e que conhecia muito do local e de arqueologia, além de muito educado e atencioso, assim como o motorista Raul, que também nos acompanhou no trajeto. O passeio consegue unir informação arqueológica, minitrecking e um pouco de aventura. Tem na maior parte trilhas leves e outras mais pesadas, mas sempre com paradas. Muito cultural o passeio, onde poderão ver fósseis de ossos e árvores de milhões de anos, além de uma paisagem surrealista.
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