Overland journeys through South America are synonymous with adventure, wildlife and new exciting landscapes! Cascada offers two overland tours at Chile’s two extremes, one leading into the vast salt flats of Bolivia and the other continuing through the Patagonian wilderness into Argentina. In Chile’s northern sector lies the famous Atacama Desert, lined with sand […]
National Geographic magazine’s July iPad app is dedicated to Easter Island’s mysterious Moai statues and the riddle behind their movement. Nat Geo’s Hannah Bloch explores scientists’ new theory about how the Moai were moved across the island and how they may have ‘walked’ from one spot to another.
The first ever Patagonian International Marathon is taking place this year! At 8am on Sunday September 23rd 2012, runners will gather from across the world to compete in the highly anticipated marathon in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. With the slogan Running for and in Patagonia, the marathon is organized by NIGSA (Nomadas International Group SA), […]
The newly published 2012 Global Peace Index places Chile at number 30 in the world peace ranking. Published by the institute for Economics & Peace, the index ranks 158 countries according to 23 indicators of peace which include level of safety and security, domestic & international conflict, terrorist acts and militarisation, among others. The results have been tested against potential determinants of peace including wellbeing and education.
Santiago has gained the number 3 spot in CNN’s list of the world’s most loved cities. The list of cities ‘you never say no to’ include destinations as diverse as Barcelona (no.10), San Francisco (no.4) and Tokyo (no.1). The list presents the captivating traits of each urban haven and praises Santiago for its economics, mountain backdrop and ability to rival all of North America’s east coast cities from LA up to Vancouver.
The Central Market in Santiago, Chile, has been named as one of National Geographic’s top ten food markets worldwide. Taken from National geographic’s book Journeys of a Lifetime, the list runs through the best markets in the world for offering fresh local produce alongside a slice of local life.
Nani Astorga runs the Animal Refuge at Cascada de las Animas, a nature sanctuary in the Andes mountains close to Chile’s capital Santiago. The sanctuary is owned and managed by Nani and her family and the land has belonged to her family for six generations. The property officially became a nature sanctuary in 1995 following […]
We’ve put together some of our top tips for enjoying a Patagonian family vacation. With hiking and wildlife galore, parents and kids can enjoy animal spotting and nature trails at the world’s end on a unique & active trip. No kids’ club or babysitters, just a week of shared experiences and quality time outdoors together ‘en familia’. Where better than Patagonia to experience the fresh outdoors as a family and enjoy a safe, wildlife packed adventure in harmony with nature (and hopefully each other)?