Patagonia has a rich cultural history that is often overshadowed by its natural marvels. At EcoCamp, we aim to educate guests about Patagonia’s original inhabitants, nomadic tribes such as the Kaweskars and Yaghans, as well as the baqueano culture and the history of sheep farming in the region. Baqueanos Baqueanos are the local versions of […]
What We Do EcoCamp makes a concerted effort to benefit our local community in as many ways as we can, including practicing “localism” in our buying and hiring practices, and partnering with local organizations dedicated to cultural and environmental preservation in Torres del Paine. Local products All food is bought from nearby farm suppliers […]
EcoCamp has gained an award-winning reputation for its eco-friendly policies, innovative use of green technology and being a leader in environmentally responsible travel. Our low impact design and focus on raising guests’ awareness of how to care for their environment highlights our commitment to a greener present and future for tourism. Conservation is central to the philosophy […]
Well, there’s no denying it, it’s officially winter in Chile and we’ve got the weather to prove it. Yet in many ways that’s no bad thing, since far from being a quiet time in Chile’s cultural and adventure calendar, winter is a chance to enjoy some activities that are only available when the temperature drops. Along with snow sports, Chileans love a good fiesta and they aren’t going to stop just because there’s a slight chill in the air, so why not come down and join in. The more the merrier!
Spring in the northern hemisphere is finally breaking. Birds are tweeting, trees are coming into bud, in the mountains the snow is beginning to melt… and for some of you that means another winter has gone by without achieving your dream of learning to ski. But don’t despair, all is not lost! Because down here […]
Relatively speaking, the Andes Mountain Range that forms Chile’s crooked spine is something of a young upstart, having formed only a modest 25 to 30 million years old. You need only take a quick look at this craggy chain of peaks to see that it’s still emerging from a tempestuous adolescence, occasionally prone to volcanic outbursts and fits of trembling earthquakes. But whilst this can be problematic from time to time, it does mean that Chile is a naturally sculpted adventure playground for outdoors enthusiasts looking for an extraordinary challenge. There’s just something about a softly steaming volcano that makes us want to hike up to take a look (and maybe ski back down again!). Not all of them can be hiked, climbed or skied at all times (i.e. if they’re erupting or look like they’re about to!) but for when the going is good, here’s our rundown of Chile’s best volcanoes to visit!
In February 2013 Cecilia, known to her nearest and dearest as Chichi, travelled to Chile’s “little north” with her two young boys for beach time fun. Here’s her story (which she was in no way coerced into writing in exchange for changing her unflattering photo on the Cascada website)
Special Event of Cascada’s classic EcoCamp Patagonia W Trek which allows you to experience the magical winter wonderland of Patagonia! This unique September 15th 2013 departure coincides with Chile’s annual Independence Day celebrations (fiestas patrias)! In addition, the second person in your booking receives a 25% discount on the total price! Special W Trek’s on my bucket list!