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La Leona Petrified Forest

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La Leona Petrified Forest

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1962globetrotter wrote a review Jan. 2020
Lutterworth, United Kingdom254 contributions109 helpful votes
Enjoyed our day trip here to see the remains of dinosaur bones and a 90 million year old petrified forest. Before the kids get too excited about seeing dinosaurs, these are just a few bones - I think the paleontologists have taken the best bits. Also, when it's billed as a 'forest', it's more like some large logs sprinkled about. That said, it was an enjoyable day out, aided by a good guide who was able to paint a knowledgeable picture of how the landscape was formed and how the petrification would have happened. We walked for 2 or 3 hours and stopped for a picnic in the hills, as a small group, and it was tastefully done with no more than about 20 tourists a day allowed, so as not to spoil the terrain. Very informative - just manage your expectations as you won't see bones and trees galore
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ron S wrote a review Jan. 2020
Montevideo, Uruguay25 contributions6 helpful votes
This place is not highly promoted by the tours in town, but definitely not to be missed. The terrain is unreal with a landscape unlike any we've seen. Our guide was amazing as she shared the history and culture of the area. Yes...there are REAL dinosaur bones and fossils you can actually pick up and hold there. The hike is not as strenuous as it would seem. Don't miss this place!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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s and t wrote a review Oct. 2019
Woking, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
What an amazing experience & so different to everything else we'd seen in El Calafate. Journey to petrified forest was great - we were a small group (4 women - the other two we met were lovely too which helped make the trip) In the bus Leo, our first class guide & the driver were willing to stop to satisfy our want of plenty of photo opportunities - took in part of route 40 & saw guanacos, rheas and condors. The walk though the area was a stunning lunar landscape, full of interesting shapes & rock formations. Leo was informative & knowledgeable & we appreciated the fact his English was excellent (much better than our spanish!) It felt a real privilege to be so close to petrified dinasaur bones & the petrified trees. It was also startlingly silent - a beautiful experience amongst such vastness. The walk was at an easy pace in part as we were all just in awe of what we were seeing. We also had free time to explore when we stopped for lunch. All in all a great day out.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Tasta wrote a review Oct. 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria733 contributions152 helpful votes
I enjoyed every single moment on this trek. Thanks to our guide Leo we not only saw a lot of nature wonders and wowed over the views, but learned some things about the place and its history. I want to thank Leo again for being so attentive to our needs, even if somebody was too slow or the other stopped to much to take one hundred more pictures. My hottest recommendations for this trek.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Adrian B wrote a review Jul. 2019
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This area is amazing. Walk among dinosaur remains and tree trunks that have turned to stone. Wind through the bullets and channels and immerse yourself in what would have been a prehistoric playground. If it's not on your itinerary then it should be.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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