Go on an archaeological expedition! 70 million-year-old dinosaur fossils and trees await you in the petrified forest of La Leona. This is a hiking route you won't forget.
La Leona Petrified Forest Hike
After picking you up from your hotels at 9 am, we'll jump on board the bus and go on a three-hour journey to the petrified forest of La Leona.
On our road trip, we'll see several places of interest in the area, such as Lake Argentino, the Santa Cruz River, the Andes Mountains and Mount Fitz Roy. We'll also make a short stop at the halfway point to stretch our legs.
Finally, we'll reach the slopes of Cerro Los Hornos to set off on our hike. A fascinating trail awaits us within the petrified forest, a unique natural space where we'll get to see numerous fossils.
What's more, we'll even find over tree trunks that are over 70 million years old. These fossils were hidden as treasures for centuries, but the force of the wind and the rain have made them visible. If we're lucky we'll also be able to see some remains of the dinosaurs that inhabited these lands for years.
We'll stop for lunch and then start making our way back. We'll get back to El Calafate at around 4:30 pm to 5 pm.
How long is the hike?
The hike lasts approximately 3 hours and is of medium difficulty. You'll be walking over uneven terrain.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- You'll need to have a good level of physical fitness to go on the hike.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 6 years old.
|Adults||Children between 6 and 12 years old|
|English and Spanish language tour||
English and Spanish language tour
Children between 6 and 12 years oldUS$ 49
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Visit to petrified forest fossil site.
Picnic lunch: ham and cheese sandwhich, small bottle of water, dessert and a piece of fruit.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).