Inside The Lives of Patagonian Cowboys at Estancia La Peninsula

When most people think of Patagonia, their minds immediately go to the region’s iconic mountains like Mount Fitz Roy and the Torres del Paine; the creeping glaciers that loom over lakes of pristine water; and the allure of wide-open spaces at the end of the world, where mankind has no real foothold and exists at […]

The Haunting Mythology of Chile’s Southern Islands

Mythology fans visiting Chile should make a point to visit the legend-strewn islands of Chiloé, a haven for fresh seafood, gorgeous wooden churches, rolling hills dotted with sheep…and timeless legends of trolls, mermaids, and ghost ships. Chiloé: Land of Myths and Sea A short ferry ride from the mainland, Chiloé’s isolation has given rise to […]

Trekking in Patagonia: Top 8 iPhone apps

A hiking holiday in Patagonia, the remote expanse of wilderness at the end of the world, used to be a means of leaving all modern technology behind. However, with the advent of smartphones, there is an increasing understanding of how technology can now enhance our enjoyment of our natural surroundings. Well, we’ve yet to come across an app dedicated to hiking in Patagonia, but in the meantime, here is our pick of best apps for this unique environment.

Hiking vs Trekking: Which Is For You?

The jaw-dropping landscape of Chilean Patagonia is the ideal location for all kinds of outdoor pursuits including trekking and hiking. While they are often used interchangeably, the terms ‘trekking’ and ‘hiking’ are distinct but it can be hard to pin down exactly what the difference is. To help you choose the right activity for you, Cascada defines the terms.