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Santiago by Bike

April 19, 2018 - 12:52 -- Helen Cordery
Santiago

It’s a glorious day. The sun is shining and the air is cool. You have just arrived in Chile’s capital of Santiago, and you are excited to get out and start exploring.

While you can just as easily walk around the city’s compact sights, here at Cascada we want you to have an experience that’s just that little bit more exciting. Bike riding ticks that box because it allows you to cover ground fast and stop when you like, making it much easier communication with the local people, many of whom are now choosing to bike their way around the city too.

5 Places to Stop Between Santiago and Patagonia

April 13, 2018 - 00:00 -- Helen Cordery

So you´ve decided to realize a lifelong dream and come to Chile, and you want to see as much of it as possible, right? Instead of skipping the interior in favour of the jewels to the north and extreme south (the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine), why not linger for a bit longer and get right off the beaten track?  Chile is a long skinny country that has a surprising amount of natural wonders along its length to reward even the most travel-weary of travellers. Let's have a look at our top five places to visit between the capital of Santiago and Patagonia.

What is Cascada Expediciones?

April 11, 2018 - 00:00 -- Helen Cordery

Sunlight filters through branches touched by green. The wind sings, edged with birdsong and the rhythmic calling of insects.  The air, once brushed over you, is crisp and cool while all around the colours are freshly washed. As you push yourself onwards, you feel each breath fill up your lungs and each muscle pull and stretch in a way they never did before. Moments are exquisite. Suddenly - a sound. Up ahead, there! The graceful puma, a mountain lion all sleek strength, grace and muscle. For a brief second your eyes meet.

Top 10 Must-Have Adventures in Easter Island

April 5, 2018 - 00:00 -- Helen Cordery
Moai on Easter Island

A remote speck between the waves of the Pacific Ocean and the far reaches of the Polynesian Triangle, Easter Island is well-known for being an archaeological paradise and home to the unnerving moai statues. However, Rapa Nui (as the locals call it) is actually bursting with things to do, with enough adventures to keep the adrenaline junkies happy as well as all you history buffs.  Here are our top ten picks to immerse you in the culture and nature of this incredible Pacific island.

 

5 Reasons Why Chile Is The Next Top Winter Travel Destination

March 2, 2018 - 15:58 -- Zoe Baillargeon

Chile is THE country to visit in South America right now! Whether you want to go trekking, wine tasting, rafting, or enjoy cultural activities, there’s a little something for everyone, ranging from the Atacam desert down to Patagonia. But did you know that Chile is also the perfect place for a winter getaway? That’s right: when the summer heatwaves hit in the northern hemisphere, that’s when winter settles in over Chile and the fun begins.

Inside The Lives of Patagonian Cowboys at Estancia La Peninsula

October 31, 2017 - 12:41 -- Zoe Baillargeon
Horseback riding 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 mercy of the elements. There is truly no other place like it on Earth.

But what Patagonia has in natural wealth, it equally has in culture. An enduring example of this is the estancia.

Dientes Treks Wins "Best Transformational Travel Experience" at the PURE Awards

September 20, 2017 - 17:06 -- Zoe Baillargeon
Dientes Circuit

At Cascada Expediciones, we are proud to offer unique, experiential travel programs that go above and beyond in helping people discover parts of the globe they’d never thought they’d see, immersing themselves in nature and culture in ways that will provide life-long memories, and transform who they are as a person and as a traveler.

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