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Anna's Argentina: A trip to Argentine Patagonia with our trekking and adventure specialist

December 5, 2016 - 17:28

Hear what our own staff have to say about our programs in Argentina - for a limited time now 10% off!

At Cascada Expediciones, our goal is to give you the best quality travel programs possible, showcasing the marvels of Chile and South America through experiential and life-changing trips. We believe in our trips so much, in fact, that we have members of our own team go on them as well to experience all the fun and adventure for themselves! Then, they can share their experiences with you to help you pick your dream vacation.

Chile: Zika-free!

December 5, 2016 - 14:38

As many people wishing to travel to South America probably know, the Zika virus has become a big concern over the past year. The mosquito-born virus presents with short-term flu-like symptoms, but is known to be a danger to pregnant women because of a high risk of birth defects.

For travelers still wanting to travel to South America but hoping to avoid contact with mosquitoes potentially carrying the virus, Chile is a great option. Why?

Chile is Zika-free.

Of Mosses and Men: Inside the Enchanting Miniature Forests of Cape Horn

November 29, 2016 - 11:10
Of Mosses and Men Inside the Enchanting Miniature Forests of Cape Horn

You’ll want to be careful where you step at the OMORA Ethnobotanical Park on Navarino Island in Tierra del Fuego. Located in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve - heralded as one of the most sustainable places on Earth - OMORA specializes in scientific research projects examining the biodiversity of the region. 

Vote for us in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2017!

November 22, 2016 - 14:37

Fans of EcoCamp Patagonia and Cascada Expediciones, we need your help!

Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best survey is now open for voting, and Cascada Expediciones and EcoCamp Patagonia are included in the "Hotel" and "Tour Operators" categories! If you could spare a few minutes, please vote and help us be chosen as two of the world’s best hotels and travel companies.

A Toast to Carménère: Celebrating World Carménère Day, Nov. 24

November 17, 2016 - 10:05

Today, we raise a glass to Chile’s flagship wine: Carménère.

This bold, complex red varietal, now a notable stand-alone wine but originally used for blends, is Chile’s version of Malbec; a high-quality, New World nectar of the gods that’s putting its parent country on the wine-world map.

In honor of World Carménère Day, we’re going back to the roots of this once-thought-extinct, Old to New World vine, exploring its distinctive taste and how it became a global ambassador for Chilean winemaking.

The Dientes Trek: A guide to the best trek you've never heard of

November 8, 2016 - 16:06

It's time to venture off the edge of the map to discover the epic mountains and views of the Dientes Trek.

South America is a mecca for some of the most cultural, scenic, and adventurous treks on the planet, such as the W Trek in Torres del Paine and the Inca Trail. But there’s one trek you’ve probably never heard of, and you should definitely add it to your travel list.

Prepare to sink your teeth into the Dientes Trek.

The Benefits of Visiting Torres del Paine in Low-Season

October 25, 2016 - 10:46

A trip to Torres del Paine is in the works. But which season is the best time to visit?

You’ve done your research. You’ve seen the pictures. You know that summer is  usually the prime time to visit Torres del Paine National Park. The comfortable temperatures, verdant greenery, and (mostly) clear skies of Patagonia in December through February have made the southern summer the most popular season in which to see Chile’s star national park in all its glory. However...