July in Chile falls in the middle of the southern winter, a traditionally quiet period in Chile’s tourism calendar. But just because there are fewer visitors to Chile in July, it doesn’t mean there’s any less to do. In fact, one of Chile’s most important and well-known religious festivals takes place each year in the middle of July. We reveal which festival we’re talking about and take a look at more sporting events, concerts and fiestas going on in Chile throughout July 2013 below!
Just because museums and galleries aren’t your scene, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing for you to do on a tour of Chile’s capital Santiago. Although it boasts more than one ultra-modern mall bursting with international brands, Santiago is also home to a variety of traditional markets specialising in food, clothes and souvenirs so there’s something here for everyone. Here’s our list of Santiago’s Top 5 Markets!
We’re premiering our brand new exclusive wildlife discovery program in Torres del Paine! Pure Patagonia Photo Adventure is a premium, one-of-a-kind nature program led by wildlife and photography professional Diego Araya in Torres del Paine National Park. Pure Patagonia focuses on the park’s unique wildlife with intimate observations of flora & fauna, allowing you to […]
All summer long, Cascada’s dedicated office team has been busily crafting eco-friendly hiking tours, wildlife safaris and multi-sport tours in Patagonia and throughout the whole of Chile and Argentina. But now that winter’s well and truly underway it’s time for the team to recharge their batteries and prepare for another frenetic season of adventure in Chile. To celebrate a job well done and unwind after a jam-packed season, the Cascada team headed off from their office in Santiago for a day by the seaside on Chile’s Pacific Coast. Here’s a photo diary of what they got up to!
We’re launching a brand new exclusive wildlife discovery program in Torres del Paine! Pure Patagonia Premium Photo Adventure is a one-of-a-kind nature program led by wildlife and photography professional Diego Araya in Torres del Paine National Park. Pure Patagonia focuses on the park’s unique wildlife with intimate observations of flora & fauna, allowing you to […]
Santiago de Chile – often just referred to as simple Santiago – is a bit of a slippery city to get a handle on. For starters, Santiago is the John Smith of cities, in other words there are lots of cities sharing the same name and if you don’t know them personally it can be hard to tell them apart. There are Santiagos in Cuba, Spain, Argentina and Guatemala so it’s no wonder there’s some confusion, but if you take a closer look, Santiago in Chile has an identity that’s all its own. Besides all of the bother over the name, Santiago also remains more elusive than it’s higher profile South American cousins Buenos Aires, Lima and La Paz, which have benefited from years of savvy marketing. Well now it’s time to get to know the real Santiago, as we let our myth-buster loose on Chile’s buzzing capital city!
We think that taking an organised tour of Torres del Paine National Park is the very best way to make the most of this wonderful wilderness in Chilean Patagonia, but then we would say that! So today we’re taking a look at the pros of choosing an organised hiking tour. And just to be fair, we’ll also list some of the cons of package tours… and then we’ll see why they don’t apply to a Cascada tour of Torres del Paine National Park!
How hard is buying presents for dads? Whether it’s for an upcoming birthday, Christmas or to celebrate Father’s Day, when choosing a present for dads the choice is often limited or uninspiring (or both!). That’s why sharing a unique experience with your Dad is an increasingly popular way to mark an important moment. If you’re looking for an extra special adventure, take a look at our choice of 6 Patagonia Tours to Take with Dad!
The condor is the national bird of Chile and appears alongside the huemul deer on the Chilean coat of arms, which gives us some idea of its importance as a symbol of Chile. With a wingspan of up to 3.2 metres, you’d think that it’d be pretty easy to catch a glimpse of this king of birds at some point during your Chile tour. Yet although it has long been revered by Chile’s indigenous communities, today the condor finds itself in decline in the wild. That means that it’s entirely possible to take a tour of Chile without ever crossing paths with this most iconic of Chilean birds. So if you’re hoping to spot an Andean Condor on your trip to Chile we’ve put together some tips on where and how to see them in the wild.
We’re on the hunt for world class trekking guides to work at our award winning property EcoCamp Patagonia! Our guides are young, talented, enthusiastic, multilingual, knowledgeable, nature-lovers who are keen to spend a season working in Chile’s beautiful Torres del Paine National Park, leading groups through the park’s scenic forests, mountains, lakes, glaciers and wildlife. […]