La Leona Petrified Forest, El Calafate

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Trek across the steppe landscape of La Leona Petrified Forest, to find fossils and other interesting geological features. Inspect large petrified tree trunks, some of which date back 70 million years, in a land where dinosaur fossils are still being discovered. Explore the Patagonian steppe, offering views of the famous surrounding mountain ranges, as part of a walking tour, and bring your camera to capture the otherworldly scenery. Arrange your visit to La Leona Petrified Forest and discover more family-friendly attractions in El Calafate using our El Calafate journey maker app .
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  • Through a guided tour we observe several fossils of trees and prehistoric animals, as well as incredible features designed by the erosion of rain and wind.
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  • We leave from El Chaltén, we hire the walk through Patagonia, although the signature is Morresi Viajes. At January/February 2019 we were charged $2500 C/U. We went to look for 9:20 HS and at 11:15 we were in La Leona, Parador obliged to go to the bathroom and change the vehicle, for one that came from El Calafate (combine groups, because there are few who make the walk). The 15 km that separate us from La Leona to park and start the hike, are well gravel and very slow! As'd of the 4x4, we were given a lunch to C/U promised with the purchase of the walk, which contained ham and cheese sandwich, a empanadita, a portion of pudding, on mayonnaise, an apple, caramel and bottle of water of 600. To those who were vegetarians like my daughter, they got the same food but with another type of sandwich! The guide a young girl who explained very well and spoke a perfect English (sorry I do not remember the name). The hike is 3 hours and a half hour to eat. The trail is easy, moderate and difficult at times especially in the final ascent, but the tour guide does not rush us, the breaks we did when we stopped in front of a pile of bones or petrified wood. The images make the valley of the moon impoverished at times! Recommended!!
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