Cascada attends Adventure Travel Trends in Chile seminar

On Friday August 24th Cascada Expediciones attended a seminar hosted by Chile’s government-run National Tourism Service (SERNATUR) and private institution Turismo Chile about the new trends in adventure tourism in Chile. The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), based in Seattle, were special guests at the event held in central Santiago.    Cascada Expediciones / EcoCamp […]

Chile’s 10 Most Coveted Destinations

El Mercurio, one of Chile’s broadsheet newspapers, published a list of Chile’s 10 Most Coveted Spots in yesterday’s Sunday supplement. In addition to Chile’s most famous hotspots – Torres del Paine National Park, San Pedro de Atacama and Easter Island – the country houses a selection of hidden gems, particularly popular with foreign visitors. Here’s a rundown of Chile’s most sought after locations.

Conquering the Last Leg of the Polynesian Triangle

Today, August 17th 2012, a crew of 24 Maori sailors from New Zealand set sail on their voyage to Easter Island, the world’s most isolated inhabited island. The island was annexed by Chile in 1888 and is located 3000 km off the coast, in the middle of the Pacific ocean. The most unusual aspect of the journey? The crew are planning to complete the entire voyage without GPS, maps or a compass! The group will use traditional Polynesian sailing techniques which don’t require any instruments, focusing instead on the movement of the sun, stars and moon, the ocean currents and the movement of birds and marine fauna.

Top 10 Chile Experiences you can’t afford to miss

Many travellers choose to bypass Chile and opt for neighbouring Bolivia, Peru and Argentina due to cheaper prices and famous sites like the world’s largest salt flat, lost Inca city Machu Picchu and the tangotastic Buenos Aires. While these are certainly places for your bucket list, not one of these neighbouring countries beats Chile in terms of diversity! Chile is home to the world’s driest desert, the world’s most isolated inhabited island and the windswept plains at the world’s end. Add to that the country’s fertile wine valleys, cosmopolitan capital Santiago, historical sea port Valparaiso and the volcano lined Lake District and you’ve got a country lined with travel highlights from tip to toe! Here we count down our Top 10 Chile Experiences which you can’t afford to miss.

NEW EcoCamp Extra – Torres del Paine to Perito Moreno

The best of Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia in just 24 hours? EcoCamp’s new Perito Moreno extension gives EcoCamp guests the unique opportunity to breakfast at sunrise in Torres del Paine, travel to the unmissable Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate, Argentina and return to EcoCamp Patagonia in time for dinner and a good night's sleep […]