Viva Chile! For the third year in a row, from 2015 to 2017, Chile has been named the best adventure travel destination in South America at the World Travel Awards, an award ceremony that is known in the industry as the "Oscars of tourism". Congratulations, Chile!
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Let’s raise a glass of Chilean wine to Chilean wine!
On September 4th, National Chilean Wine Day, Chileans come together to celebrate a key part of their national character and gastronomy: wine! First brought over as vines by conquistadors in the 1500s to grow and produce wine for religious ceremonies, following a request sent to King Carlos V of Spain by Pedro de Valdivia asking for “vines and wines to evangelise Chile”, Chilean wine has grown into a magnum opus, an icon of Chilean identity the world over.
If a trip to Chile is high on your list for a family vacation, but you’re a tad unsure if the little ones will be on board, fear not! With its mountains, ocean, deserts, forests, and cities, there can be found all over Chile destinations that appeal to kids young and old, and many of our programs are designed or can be customized to offer something for everyone in the family. Whether your kid is a budding astronomer, a wildlife enthusiast, an outdoor adventure junky who just can’t wait to hop on their bike or hit the trails, we’ve got you covered!
We are thrilled to announce that EcoCamp Patagonia was selected as the 32nd Best Hotel in the World and the 2nd Best Hotel in South America in Travel + Leisure's prestigious World's Best Awards. The annual survey compiles votes from over 300,000 T+L readers to identify the best in the travel and tourism industry, and we are so proud and honored that EcoCamp has received this distinction.
At Cascada, we believe in making sure that the programs we provide are the best, which means trying them out for ourselves! For this adventure, our USA Account Executive, Keila Jimenez, shares her experience flying over the Atacama Desert at sunrise with our "Atacama Sunrise Ballooning" extension program, available as an add-on for Atacama programs.
I call this adventure "Floating over the Atacama", which is the driest desert in the world!
We all love a good love story. Particularly ones about deep, eternal love that spans centuries, that even death itself couldn’t extinguish.
The site of such a tale can be found just a short drive from Chile’s capital city of Santiago.
When visiting Chile, if you feel like you’re seeing panaderias (bakeries) on almost every block and are wondering if your mind is playing tricks on you, it’s not. Chileans are the second biggest bread consumers in the world, after the Germans, with each person putting away an average of anywhere between 86 and 95 kilograms of bread a year.
Yoga is good for the mind and body. So is being outdoors. Bring the two together, and it's a harmonious partnership.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white, the bright blessed day, the sacred night
And I think to myself… what a wonderful world.
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by.
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do.
They’re really saying… I love you.
Winter in the city is a magical time, and with its mountainous surroundings and cosmopolitan hustle and bustle, Santiago is a winter wonderland on par with the best of them. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andean Cordillera, Santiago is South America’s rising star city, bursting with cultural activities, outdoor fun, a vibrant culinary scene, and endless entertainment options, from dawn til dusk and at all hours of the night.