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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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La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate

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Customer Reviews

Jessica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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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