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Valcheta and Petrified Wood Trip

Discover the stunning landscapes of Valcheta and its Petrified Forest with this fantastic trip from Las Grutas. This beautiful area of the Argentinean Patagonia will amaze you!

Valcheta and Petrified Wood Trip

We will leave at 9 am from the center of Las Grutas and head along the National Route 23: the picturesque road that connects the coast of Río Negro with San Carlos de Bariloche.

During this journey through Argentinean Patagonia, we will learn about the history of the local railways and the nearby limestone mines. The highway will take us to the town of Valcheta, where we will stop to visit its handicraft market. There we will see how the matras are used, a very popular cloth used by the gauchos to make rugs and boots.

We will continue the trip with a 45-minute hike through the famous Valcheta Petrified Forest. The fossilized palms and araucarias date back to the Cretaceous period, 90 million years ago!

After observing these fossils, we will return to Valcheta to visit the María Inés Kopp Regional Museum. Inside, we will find curious objects, such as the only television set on which the whole town saw Argentina proclaimed champions of the 1978 World Cup.

To put the perfect final touch to our adventure, we will go to the pretty Valcheta stream to enjoy a nice outdoor lunch that includes several appetizers, a starter, several salads, a main course, and a selection of French desserts.

After lunch, we will return to the original starting point in Las Grutas, where we will arrive at 5 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children from 3 to 12 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 60
US$ 40

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 60
  • Children from 3 to 12 years old

    US$ 40
  • Children under 3 years old


More Information


8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in english and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in english and other languages.


Transport by off road truck.

English speaking guide.


Not included

Entry to the Petrified Forest: 430 ARS (US$ 5) per person.

Entry to the Maria Ines Kopp Regional Museum: 400 ARS (US$ 4.60) per person.

Drinks during lunch.

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


Yes, you must attend with a carer.



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.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

Meeting point

Calle Viedma, 1145.