Running the Patagonia International Marathon with EcoCamp Ambassador Laura Lisowski

I see skies of blue and clouds of white, the bright blessed day, the sacred night And I think to myself… what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by. I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do. They’re […]

From the Patagonia stores to the end of the world

“Sometimes what you're looking for comes when you're not looking at all.” When Tomás Smits passed through the door of the Santiago Patagonia store, he had no idea this would send him and his girlfriend Constanza 2,200 (1,365 miles) kilometers away to the vast, untamed, silent wilderness of Chilean Patagonia. His fingers brushed against some […]

EcoCamp Patagonia Travelers’ Tales – Vive la Patagonia

At EcoCamp, we meet exceptional travelers every day, hikers who have made their way to these far-flung southern lands in the name of exploration. 

But what's it like to visit Torres del Paine for the first time? To find out, we turned to some of the best: our guests.

Travelers' Tales are stories told by our guests, verbatim, about their experience in Torres del Paine alongside other hikers in the wilds of Chilean Patagonia. This week, two Chilean actors explore Patagonia with us and share what struck them about living more simply.

EcoCamp Patagonia Travelers’ Tales – A Place for Change

At EcoCamp, we meet exceptional travelers every day, hikers who have made their way to these far-flung southern lands in the name of exploration. 

But what's it like to visit Torres del Paine for the first time? To find out, we turned to some of the best: our guests.

Travelers' Tales are stories told by our guests, verbatim, about their experience alongside other hikers in the wilds of Chilean Patagonia. This week, we explore why human relationships go hand in hand with spine-tingling nature to weave a memorable Torres del Paine trekking experience.

EcoCamp Patagonia Travelers’ Tales – In the Footsteps of the Puma

At EcoCamp, we meet exceptional travelers every day, hikers who have made their way to these far-flung southern lands in the name of exploration. 

But what's it like to visit Torres del Paine for the first time? To find out, we turned to some of the best: our guests.

Travelers' Tales are stories told by our guests, verbatim, about their experience in Torres del Paine alongside other hikers in the wilds of Chilean Patagonia. This week, grab a cuppa and hear about what it's like to track the elusive Patagonian puma.

EcoCamp Patagonia Travelers’ Tales – Into Patagonia’s Vastness

What's it like to visit Torres del Paine? We wanted to know, and so turned to some of the best: our guests. Travelers' Tales are stories told by our guests, verbatim, about their experience in Torres del Paine alongside other hikers in the wilds of Chilean Patagonia. This week, we're proud to share two travelers' […]

Relaxation in the Elqui Valley

Between negotiating prices, finding accommodation, dealing with language barriers and immersing yourself in a new culture, food, and history; travel can be tiring at times. This week, guest blogger Nicholle gives insight into an ideal destination for the TLC tired travelers need, the eternal Elqui Valley (Valle del Elqui). Here, a world of local wines, piscos, fruits, and alternative therapies blend to create an enticing home away from home in the shadows of the region’s famous hills and vast skies. Nicholle tells us more…
 

Trekking to the Summit of Volcano Villarrica: A Guest Post

Here at Cascada, we love adventuring in skinny ol’ Chile – and we adore hearing from travelers doing the same! Guest blogger Christopher and his hiking boots continue exploring some of the country’s highlighted treks and climbs. Today, he describes his experience ascending Volcano Villarrica, in the Araucanía region. As he details, while the climb is not exclusively for experts, the ascent is steep and crampons and ice picks are necessary. When you reach the top – watch out! – you’ll be standing on the top of an active volcano. In fact, just days ago a preventative warning was issued regarding volcano activity, including restrictions on climbing to certain heights! Not a regular old day, eh? Christopher tells us more…

Visiting Conguillio National Park’s Araucaria Forests

Today, guest blogger Christopher leaves the caffeine-charged frenzy of Santiago’s busy streets and heads south, where he’s treated to a walker’s dream in Coguillo National Park. Clear, crisp weather and a feast for the eyes awaited him: from cobalt blue waters, to snowy volcanic peaks, Araucarias and a surprise sighting of one of Chile’s most charming feathered friends. Lace up your boots and come along for the hike…