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The strategic location of the Roadhouse and Country Lodge La Leona allows the visitor to take it as a starting point to make the most interesting excursions that Argentinean Southern Patagonia offers. In only 1 hour you will be able to arrive at El Calafate - National Capital of Glaciers - or at El Chaltén, as well as to the other destinies here described.

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El Chaltén / Torre and Fitz Roy Peaks

Excursions and Interesting Places

El Chalten.
Distant 68 miles (110 Km) from the Roadhouse and Country Lodge La Leona, this colorful mountain village located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Peak is the National Capital of Trekking.From there, you can take infinity roads of different duration, type and difficulty; some of them are detailed below:

El Chalten / Huemul Glacier El Chalten / De las Vueltas River Waterfall El Chalten / Capri Lagoon and Fitz Roy Peak El Chalten / Mountains and Valleys Perito Moreno Glacier Perito Moreno Glacier Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Del Desierto Lake + Huemul Lagoon and Glacier
  • Capri Lagoon
  • Poincenot Base Camp
  • D´Agostini Base Camp
  • Piedra del Fraile
  • Navigation in the Viedma Lake
  • Navigation in the Viedma Lake
    + Trekking in the Viedma Glacier

La Leona Petrified Forest and Paleontologic Field
Only 15 minutes away from the Roadhouse and Country Lodge La Leona, located within the Estancia Santa Teresita and declared "Protected Area" by UNESCO, it can only be visited with authorized guides. It was here where an archeological expedition found at the threshold of the new millennium the famous “Puertosaurus Reuili”, the greatest dinosaur skeleton discovered up to this moment, with a total length superior to 135 ft (40 m). The Petrified Forest is a silent testimony of what the Patagonia was 150 million years ago, a tropical forest inhabited by enormous creatures. Today it is a unique phantasmal landscape where due to the erosion of the wind, in addition to the gigantic petrified trees, you can observe dinosaur fossils on the ground level.

Managed by Andes Expeditions this excursion has daily departures from the Roadhouse and Country Lodge La Leona. Ask us for your reservations.

San Martin Lake
Distant 40 miles (60 Km) of the Roadhouse and Country Lodge La Leona, this lake offers the most unimaginable panoramic views from its coasts as well as from the hills that surround it.



Astronomic Observatory
Made in 1950 with the financing help of the University of La Plata, it´s located only 10 minutes away from the Roadhouse and Country Lodge La Leona, in a place characterized by its sky clearness. Unfortunately dismantled in the eighties due to the extremely hard life conditions the astronomers suffered, from its original construction only the concrete basis and its iron and aluminum dome have remained.

Cave of the Hands and Posadas Lake
200 miles (300 Km) north by the National Route 40 there is a little village called Bajos Caracoles. From there 25 miles (40 Km) towards east, and at the border of the impressing Cañón del Río Pinturas (Pinturas River Canyon) you arrive to the Cave of the Hands, protected area declared Historic and Cultural Patrimony by the UNESCO. You will admire there 10 thousand years old cave paintings in excellent conditions. Returning to Bajos Caracoles and going 45 miles (70 Km) to the west you arrive to the Posadas Lake, a place you will hardly forget. Our staff can make you the reservations in the few but comfortable lodges of that area.

El Calafate
National Capital of Glaciers, this colorful city is located by the coast of the Lake Argentino and is the entry to the south part of the National Park Los Glaciares. If you need lodging in El Calafate, we recommend El Maná Rentals.

Perito Moreno Glacier
Considered by most as the eighth natural wonder of the world, this magnificent mass of everlasting ice surrounded by forests and mountains can be only described once you have personally admired it.

La Leona Petrified Forest La Leona Petrified Forest / Dinosaur Fossils La Leona Petrified Forest / Dinosaur Fossils La Leona Petrified Forest / Expedition La Leona Petrified Forest /  Tree Trunk Fossils San Martin Lake Astronomic Observatory
Cave of the Hands Cave of the Hands Posadas Lake Posadas Lake Posadas Lake El Calafate El Calafate Birds Promenade

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