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Petrified Forest “La Leona”

$88.00

It is a full day excursion in the steppe area. Departure at 09:00. Estimated return 4:30 p.m.
It is aimed at all people who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure, willing to discover new places. Physical fitness is required and the tour includes approximately 3 hours.

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La Leona Petrified Forest

Valid from 10/01 to 12/31/21

Adults from El Calafate U$D 88.-
Minor 6 to 11 years from El Calafate U$D 49.-
Adult  from the Leona U$D 51.-
Minor 6 to 11 years from the Leona U$D 31.-
Children under 0-6 years old: Not admitted.

La Leona Petrified Forest

Moderate difficulty. Total time: 8 hours
Regardless of whether it starts in El Chaltén or El Calafate and ends in El Calafate, the Airport or El Chaltén, the schedules are the same.
It is a full day excursion in the steppe area. Departure at 09:00. Estimated return 4:30 p.m.
It is aimed at all people who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure, willing to discover new places. Physical fitness is required and the tour includes approximately 3 hours of discontinuous walking on uneven terrain. It starts from El Calafate, registering 33 km, by provincial route No. 5 to the East and then 67 km to the North by National Route No. 40. During this journey you can see the Argentino Lake, the Santa Cruz River, the La Leona and its beautiful valley, with a panoramic view of the Andes Mountains, including Cerro Fitz Roy.
Stop of approximately 15 minutes at the Hotel La Leona (historic site) and continue 10 km to the west, following the southern shore of Lake Viedma, until reaching the slope of Cerro Los Hornos (Estancia Santa Teresita), where we arrive around 12 noon. : 00 a.m.
We look for the first time at the huge depression in the ground where the petrified trunks are and we begin our exploration walk among the fossils through La Leona Petrified Forest. Halfway through the route we stop for lunch. Throughout the walk we will see a large number of petrified logs that lie on the surface, some with a diameter of 1.20 meters, Testimony of ancient times where the climate was very different. to the current one and allowed the support of an abundant and large flora. Fossil remains of different types of dinosaurs are occasionally uncovered. This property is protected from the wind by Cerro Los Hornos and because it is also a natural depression in the land. Being in the steppe area, it is very dry and the weather conditions are generally very pleasant.
We start the return at 2:00 p.m. Approximately with a new stop at the “Parador” Hotel La Leona and we arrive in Calafate around 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Suggestions to the visitor to take into account:
Clothing: Comfortable shoes (trekking boots or sneakers), backpack, jacket or windbreaker, warm clothes, hat. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a bottle of water.
Regular departures from El Calafate: The excursion takes place every day with a minimum of two passengers and is subject to weather conditions.

Description of the Petrified Forest Excursion from El Parador La Leona
Regular service from La Leona:
Guide services on walks, excursion insurance and access to the paleontological site. Does not include transportation from Parador La Leona or box lunch.
At around 10:30 a.m., the meeting with our regular excursion guide takes place at the “Parador” La Leona, from where you must follow our vehicle to the paleontological site in your own vehicle.
The return to the Hotel “Parador” La Leona is estimated at around 2:30 p.m., approx.
It is aimed at all people who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure, willing to discover new places. Medium physical fitness is required and the tour includes approximately 3 hours. discontinuous walk on uneven terrain.
From the “Parador” Hotel La Leona (historic site), we continue 10 km west, following the southern shore of Lake Viedma, until we reach the slope of Cerro Los Hornos (Estancia Santa Teresita), where we arrive around 12:00 p.m. hs.
We look for the first time at the huge depression in the ground where the petrified logs are and we begin our exploration walk among the fossils. Halfway through the tour we stop for lunch. Throughout the walk we will see a large number of petrified logs that lie on the surface, some with a diameter of 1.20 meters, Testimony of ancient times where the climate was very different from the current one and allowed the support of an abundant flora. and of great dimensions. Fossil remains of different types of dinosaurs are occasionally uncovered.
This property is protected from the wind by Cerro Los Hornos and because it is also a natural depression in the land. Being in the steppe area, it is very dry and the weather conditions are generally very pleasant.
We start the return at approximately 2:30 p.m. to the “Parador” Hotel La Leona “

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