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Activities in El Calafate

La Leona Petrified Forest Hike

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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.

Important information

  • 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. 
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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6
English and Spanish language tour
US$ 65.70
US$ 42.85
not permitted

English and Spanish language tour

  • Adults

    US$ 65.70
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 42.85
  • Children under 6

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Bus transport.

Visit to petrified forest fossil site.

Picnic lunch: ham and cheese sandwhich, small bottle of water, dessert and a piece of fruit.

Insurance.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 65.70

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