In a country as long as Chile there’s a thousand places to visit, but how do you really get the local life experience while travelling? We interviewed members of the Cascada team about their top picks for exploring Chile like a local! Here’s what they came up with.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Patagonia cycling can be tough but is incredibly rewarding! Cycling through the Patagonian scenery looking out at diverse landscapes is a not to be missed experience. Traditionally hiking has been the sport associated with Patagonia but cycling is becoming increasingly popular and many brave souls head out to complete the length of the Carretera […]
Hiking in Patagonia during your lifetime is a must! With so many mountains, open plains and wildlife you couldn’t pick a better spot than Chilean Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park offers exciting diverse terrain ranging from dry mountain trails and vegetation-lined lake shores to golden Lenga forest paths and open Patagonian steppe. Ecocamp […]
Patagonia is one of the world’s foremost destinations for fly fishing. Home to freshwater rivers, open seas and vast lakes, the region is a perfect spot for both expert fly fishers and those wanting to try the sport for the first time. Patagonia fly fishing extends all the way down from the top of […]
What better way to extend your EcoCamp trip in Chilean Patagonia than with some classic Patagonia fly fishing? EcoCamp’s new Extra takes you to some of southern Patagonia’s most scenic rivers for an unforgettable fly fishing adventure, amid picturesque mountain scenery and Patagonian flora & fauna.
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 […]