The Patagonia Puma Tracking – Wildlife Photo Adventure follows in the footsteps of Patagonia's most elusive wildlife, with guests enjoying rare sightings of the enigmatic puma (mountain lion) and endangered South Andean deer (Patagonia Big 5). A professional tracking team works to ensure sightings and an expert photography guide helps travellers take excellent wildlife photos. Evenings are […]
You may have noticed that we here at Cascada and Ecocamp are a bit obsessed with being environmentally friendly, but can you blame us? When you live and work in one of the most beautiful parks of the world, you must take care of it. To emphasize what we do at EcoCamp in Patagonia to […]
Early birds, forward-planners and Patagonia bucket-listers now is the time to open those diaries, fix some dates and book that long-awaited trip to Torres del Paine! One of the downsides of a New Year is that it inevitably means the old prices keep creeping up – be it inflation, rising costs on the ground or […]
Chilean slang every traveler should know before coming to Chile, cachai? O no cachaí?
To experience Santiago from the seat of a bicycle is to experience it from the view of a local. Whether you’re just here for a few days, or you’ve lived in Santiago for years, jump on a bike and explore the city on two wheels. I promise you, it offers a whole new perspective on this city at the end of the Earth.
What does the word mindfulness mean to you? When you travel, do you travel mindfully? At Cascada Expediciones and EcoCamp Patagonia, we work hard to be mindful travelers, and to provide a mindful experience to our friends. Here are just a few ways in which we represent Mindfulness.
Santiago's Museum of Precolombian Art has reopened after an extensive refurbishment. The extensive permanent collection is organised into six different Latin American indigenous groups: Mesoamerica, Intermediate, Caribbean, Amazonian, Central Andes, Southern Andes and Chile. The exhibits are varied, ranging from Ecuadorian ceramics and figurines to Peruvian masks, Andean textiles and an early Incan counting system […]
What to eat, what to wear and where to go? Last year we blogged and (thankfully!) you read. Turns out no-one can resist a dessert (that’s the sugary not sandy type) as our piece on sweet treats came out top. But you also clicked on Chile’s best hikes and took heed of our handy travel tips
EcoCamp was recently recognized for its sustainable tourism practices by Chile Sustainable Travel, an initiative under Sernatur, the Chilean ministry of economy, development, and tourism. One of Sernatur’s goals is to establish Chile as a sustainable travel destination and awards the ¨S¨ (sustainability) to lodging services that are socially and ecologically sustainable.