Hiking in Patagonia: 6 Steps to Happy Feet

Everybody knows that looking after your feet when hiking is the number one rule, especially in epic Patagonia where there’s so much ground to cover and so many different kinds of terrain to stomp through. But how do you actually go about protecting your feet when you’re busy scrambling over the final boulders before the Torres del Paine viewpoint or ice trekking across the Perito Moreno Glacier? The key is knowing how to prepare before you even set foot on the trail, so we’ve put together 6 easy steps to ensure you have a blissful blister-free hike in Patagonia.

Animal Tracker’s Guide to Trekking in Patagonia

Have you ever wondered about guanaco guano, pudu doodoo, puma prints or huemul hooves? If not, then you could be missing out!

While you’re likely to see plenty of wildlife in Patagonia whether you want to or not, some creatures are more elusive than others. To be in with a chance of crossing paths with these animals you’ll have to stay alert while you hike and learn to read the signs they leave behind, to piece together an exciting insight into their behaviour or spot an animal you might otherwise have missed.

This guide highlights some common signs to look out for on your way, so you can track while you trek!

What’s the Difference Between Cascada’s 5 Day and 7 Day W Trek?

Two days! Well, that may be the most obvious answer but it’s only half the story, which is probably why it’s one of the questions people most often ask us. Depending on your needs and wishes, either of these great W Trek tours might be the one for you so we’ve put together a short comparison to help you decide which Patagonia W Trek you should choose.

Change to telephone numbers in Chile

On Saturday November 24th, phone numbers in Santiago, Chile saw an extra ‘2’ added to dialling codes. This extra ‘2’ inserted itself between the city area code and the local number. From now on, instead of calling Cascada using Chile’s international dialling code (+56) plus Santiago’s area code (2) plus Cascada’s local number (9235950), you’ll […]

How to Pick the Perfect Pack for Patagonia

When you’re busy planning your hike in Patagonia, there’s a lot to think about. From choosing the right boots and clothes to gathering together all of your kit, perhaps including food and camping supplies, not to mention trying to get in shape for the big trek. So the humble, functional backpack is often overlooked and can come as something as an afterthought. But the backpack is easily one of the most important items you’ll be taking along with you, not least because everything else you bring will be going inside it. If you need some pointers on what to look for in the ideal backpack, check out our jargon-free guide below:

Cyber Monday Exclusive – 2×1 Patagonia Wildlife Safari!

Cascada Expediciones is embracing the thrill of Cyber Monday 2012 by offering travellers an incredible two for one deal on their unique EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari! This one-off deal is available exclusively for 24 hours for reservations made on ‘Cyber’ Monday November 26th 2012 and is valid for all EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari trips in Suite Domes booked for the last two weeks of April 2013! You could save up to $1882 USD!

Cyber Monday Deal 2012 – Announcement

Cascada Expediciones is embracing the thrill of Cyber Monday 2012 by offering travellers an incredible deal! This one-off travel deal, to be announced tomorrow, will be available exclusively for reservations made on ‘Cyber’ Monday, November 26th 2012! Stay tuned for details and follow us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter to receive latest updates!   Don't miss […]

Chile is the Top Sustainable Adventure Tourism Destination!

According to the recently published Adventure Tourism Development Index conducted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), the George Washington University and Vital Wave Consulting, Chile now ranks as the number one sustainable adventure tourism destination amongst developing countries. This will come as no surprise to the many thousands of visitors that already flock to Chile each year to take advantage of the fantastic adventure opportunities offered up by the dramatic natural landscape. For everyone else, here’s the lowdown on the facts!