Hosteria los Hielos

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Rene Favaloro 3698, El Calafate, Argentina
Hosteria los Hielos
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Forum Posts

Tent & cooker hire in El Calafate

by janeturner

Is is possible to hire tents & cookers for hiking in El Calafate?

Re: Tent & cooker hire in El Calafate

by boasnovas

In El Chalten I am sure you can. Besides the most beautiful hiking area is in El Chalten.

Re: Tent & cooker hire in El Calafate

by gfinesilver

yeah there are definitely several rental places in el chalten. i assume that's where you'll be doing your hiking anyway.

in el calafate, maybe there are a couple of stores just off the main street that have gear for rent, but i'm not certain.

Travel Tips for El Calafate

Perito Moreno

by perfectly_zen

If you compare the first pics with this one it would be difficult to believe that they were taken in the same place, at the same day, just with a gap of an hour between them. Well, that´s Perito that day the weather was not so good....but in El Calafate the sun did not leave for one moment, as we heard...
That´s why it´s good to take a raincoat and coat with you....

Binoculars are handy

by TheWanderingCamel

Even if you're coming in the middle of summer, you need to bring some fairly heavy duty cold weather gear - a good, windproof jacket, stout shoes, scarf, gloves and hat. Layers work best during the day when the sun can be warm but the wind chilly - especially at the glaciers - and once the sun goes down, it does get cold. A small set of binoculars is a great thing to tuck into a corner of your bag. They'll enable you to get a closer look at everything from birds on the lagoon to icebergs floating down the lake that may otherwise be no more than a speck in the distance, including that condor flying way overhead. We saw condor every day - they may have been the same ones of course, these magnificent birds are endangered - and we didn't get a photo that was worth having, but we certainly managed to get a good look at them through the binoculars we always carry.

Rupestrian Paintings

by andal13

I think it is better visiting the rupestrian paintings at Punta Walichu with a local guide, in order to understand the symbolism they have.
The Tehuelche men were hunters, and lived in extreme weather conditions, so the courage and the masculinity were very important characteristics; they are represented with big genital organs; if they have hands up, that means triumph. The women were tanners and "tent" and "dressmakers"; they prepared the furs and leathers, and sewed them. For them, the fertility was very important, so they are represented with large bellies.

Creo que es mejor visitar las pinturas rupestres de Punta Wualichu con un guía local, para entender el simbolismo de las mismas.
Los hombres tehuelches eran cazadores, y vivían en condiciones extremas, por lo que para ellos el valor y la masculinidad eran características importantes; son representados con grandes genitales; los brazos arriba indican triunfo. Las mujeres eran curtidoras, y hacedoras de toldos y "ropas"; ellas preparaban los cueros y pieles y los cosían. Para ellas la fecundidad era muy importante, y son representadas con grandes vientres.

The Birds of the Nature Reserve

by julese

Look out when you check into your hotel look out for the Nature Watch. It shouldn't be more than a 15-20 minute walk and provides a pleasant and relaxing sunset activity. Cecilia who runs the safari speaks several languages and does tours for the pleasure of showing tourists the local birds. There is a small charge but with exchange rates as they are now, that's no problem at all.

Brazo Upsala

by Veghel

The Brazo Upsala is about 50 km to the north of Perito Moreno. It is not as frequently visited as Perito Moreno, but I liked it even more. The Brazo Upsala -- the most northern branch of the Lago Argentino -- is much more beautiful than the Brazo Sur and the Brazo Rico. The mountains are higher and there is much floating ice with deep blue colors. Becasue of the floating ice, it is not possible to come very close to the front of the Upsala glacier. It would be too dangerous as the small cruise ships are not ice strengthened.


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