Patagonia is a mystical land, a fertile ground for myth-making. Indeed, Patagonia's legendary status makes its real history almost as weird and wonderful as the legends themselves. The stories that originate from Patagonia are often tragicomic, demonstrating the folly of man when faced with the unknown: be it vast, untamed nature or indigenous populations that have lived in isolation for millennia. At the same time, the determination and adventurous spirit of the protagonists demand our admiration and respect.
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Here’s a question that all travellers to Torres del Paine have on their mind: when is the best time to visit? Here at Cascada, we understand very well why this is your number-one concern. After all, who doesn’t want to take the best blue-sky picture of the beautiful scenery, especially when you’ve travelled all the way to the tip of the continent for it? Here’s the quick answer:
We all agree that the scenery in Torres del Paine is among the most stunning in the world, and that the trekking here is world-class. But at first sight, it doesn’t appear to be a family-friendly destination. All kinds of problems seem to pop up as you consider bringing your kids to the end of the world: Will there be enough space for the whole family? What if the children don’t like trekking? What is there to entertain the little ones while you unplug and unwind?
What's your reason for visiting Patagonia? Maybe your honeymoon is coming up or you're planing a multi-gen bucket list trip for your family ? Perhaps you quit your job and need a refresh? Or simply feel like treating your best friend, mother, children, or other loved one? There are a hundred and one excuses to join us at the south of the world, and now your excuses can turn into dreams - at a discount! Come energize your body and soul in Torres del Paine - and keep your wallet happy too with our Pre-Season Sale. Our own Maike tells us more...
Santiago is home to millions of souls and as many explorable nooks and crannies. Sure, there are museums and art galleries a-plenty, but if the idea of going on a culture marathon doesn't make you want to buy a plane ticket right away, never fear. You won’t want for entertainment in and around Chile’s capital city.
Get to know four adventurers that had crossed the world to hike the Paine Circuit: Jonathan Waugh (Great Britain), Hilde Suude (Norway), Marty Papazian and Marina Benedict (USA). Read about the circuit through 138km/83mi of pristine valleys, forests and ice fields in one of the most stunning trekking routes in the world.
» Read the full story: Torres del Paine Circuit: A Journey through the Immensity
In 2014, the Patagonian International Marathon attracted more than 1,000 runners from all over the world and featured four race distances: 10km, 21km, 42km and…63km! Yes, 63km, with sweat and wind. In 2013, Ryan Sandes – a well-known South African runner – won the 63K ultra-marathon in 4 hours, 24 minutes and 28 seconds. What better surprise than welcoming another South-African 63K runner at EcoCamp? We traced his footsteps to gain a special insight into this famous challenge…
- Read the full story » Patagonian International Marathon: running the 63K / Léelo en Español!
- Check out more Photos of Marathon at Ecocamp Patagonia
We can feel your excitement. You’ve heard about Patagonia and there’s no going back. Your interest has been piqued, your ears have been pricked and your fancy has been well and truly tickled. Hiking adventure, here you come!
We totally understand. Even after the decades of Patagonia trip planning we’ve notched up at Cascada, the novelty of setting foot into this wild corner of the world – and particularly hiking in Torres del Paine – never gets old. Whether you’ve just bought your tickets or are doing some final research, we’re here to help. We know there are a few loose ends to tie up before strapping on your boots and heading out into the wild.
Where to go? What to wear? What to bring? *Whew!*
Today we bring to you this ultra-top round up of must-read articles to have your Torres del Paine hiking plan come off without a hitch.
Torres del Paine offers beautiful views, dramatic peaks and miles of winding trails year-round - and luckily April hikers get to enjoy them at a discounted rate! At this time of year travelers do a collective happy dance as domestic flights and EcoCamp Patagonia tour prices all go down! As if that wasn't enough, here are 5 reasons to hike Torres del Paine in Autumn.
Special Offer Autumn 2015
Book your EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari, stay in a Suite Dome between 18 Apr 2015 and 1 May 2015, save 40% (based on prices of high season) and enjoy the best fall colors at Torres del Paine!
Traveling overseas can be a headache at the best of times, but when a hiking adventure in Patagonia is on the menu, trip logistics can cause a veritable migraine.
It’s normal to have questions when organizing a hiking trip in Patagonia, and here at Cascada we’ve heard 'em all. That’s why we’ve put together this handy little link cheat sheet – to help you unfog your mind and get excited about your Patagonia adventure!