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“A must for lovers of trekking!”

La Leona Petrified Forest
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La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate
Ranked #17 of 58 things to do in El Calafate
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is the second time I visit La Leona Petrified Forest. I actually loved doing this for the second time rather than doing the mini trekking on Perito Moreno for the second time. The landscape in the petrified forest (semi-desert), with its rock and sediment formations, fossils, and petrified tree trunks is fascinating. The two-hour hike is wonderful (not recommended for people with asthma, leg injuries, or severe heart conditions); the last leg of the hike is somewhat (mildly) challenging. But it is vary satisfying. The guides are very knowledgeable. The visit is a fantastic complement to the visit to the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, especially to understand the geological formation of the Patagonian region. Go prepared with layers (the weather can vary a lot, but expect lots of wind and dust), sun glasses, hat, and light gloves. Bring water and lots of sun screen.

Thank William G
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

felt like walking on the moon.. or mars..? faszinating details... especially the stony trunks, which I still did not get how it worked :-)

Thank arekuna
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

beautifull environment nice ride and very interesting. always facinating how erosion shapes landscape. Nice to drive through Patagonia and see the wildlife there.

Thank htenkate
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I went to the "Bosque Petrificado" about a week ago for some trekking. The place is not only a desertic area, but also a paleontological site where you can find dinosaurs' remains and different types of fossiles. Be sure to carry enough water, food, light clothes as well as sun block and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Absolutely worth it!

Thank Esponcris
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

While Kayaking the Rio La Leona, we stopped halfway for a stroll into these badlands, the 'petrified forest'. It was raining and extremely slippery so we could only walk between the hills through the mud. Besides the unique flora it is quite an interesting experience and sight to walk through. Reminded me a bit of the 'hoodoos' I have seen in Drumheller & BANF, Canada. Lots of picture opportunities. Worth a visit, but try a dry day!

Thank Nito W
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