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La Leona Petrified Forest from El Calafate

It starts from El Calafate, traveling 33 km, along the provincial route No. 5 towards the East and then 67 km towards the North along the national route No. 40. During this journey You can see the Argentino Lake, the Santa Cruz River, the La Leona River and its beautiful valley, with a panoramic view of the Andes Mountains, including Fitz Roy Hill. Stop for approximately 15 minutes at Hotel La Leona (historical site) and continue 10 km west, following the southern margin of Lake Viedma, until we reach the slope of Cerro Los Hornos (Estancia Santa Teresita), where we arrive around 12 : 00 hs.
We look for the first time at the enormous depression of the land where the petrified logs are and we begin our exploration walk among the fossils. Halfway through the tour we stop for lunch. Along the walk we will see a large number of petrified logs that lie on the surface, some with a diameter of 1.20 meters, testimony of ancient times where the weather was very different from today.

per adult from

$124

AUD

Duration

5 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees to National Parks (at most $30)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - La Leona Petrified Forest
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    It is a full day excursion in the steppe area. Departure at 09.00 h. Estimated return 16.30.
    It is aimed at all people who like outdoor activities and adventure, willing to discover new places. Average physical fitness is required since the tour includes approximately 3Hs., Of discontinuous walk on uneven terrain. It starts from El Calafate, traveling 33 km, along the provincial route No. 5 towards the East and then 67 km towards the North along the national route No. 40. During this journey
    You can see the Argentino Lake, the Santa Cruz River, the La Leona River and its beautiful valley, with a panoramic view of the Andes Mountains, including Fitz Roy Hill. Stop for approximately 15 minutes at Hotel La Leona (historical site) and continue 10 km west, following the southern margin of Lake Viedma, until we reach the slope of Cerro Los Hornos (Estancia Santa Teresita), where we arrive around 12 : 00 hs.
    We look for the first time at the enormous depression of the land where the petrified logs are and we begin our exploration walk among the fossils. Halfway through the tour we stop for lunch. Along the walk we will see a large number of petrified logs that lie on the surface, some with a diameter of 1.20 meters, testimony of ancient times where the weather was very different from today and allowed the support of an abundant flora and large. Occasionally fossil remains of different types of dinosaurs are discovered.
    This property is protected from the wind by Cerro Los Hornos and being treated In addition to a natural depression of the terrain. Being in the steppe area it is very dry and the weather conditions in general are very pleasant.
    We begin the return at 2:00 p.m. Approximately with a new stop at the “Parador” Hotel La Leona and we arrive in Calafate around 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 4 Galeria El Establo.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by RipioTurismo

Activity ID: V-34949P252

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