Featured Adventure Travel News
Here’s a question that all travelers to Torres del Paine have on their mind: when is the best time to visit? Here's our breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages to each season!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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, or 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!