In Chile, things don’t slow down in winter. In a country with such changing climate and landscapes, the tourism industry is always going strong. To tempt travelers this winter, we’ve launched a selection of new excursions bringing together Torres del Paine trekking adventures, traditional skiing mini breaks, and top-level wine tastings in the Central Valley.
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While travelers sometimes disregard Low and Shoulder Season, these months offer numerous benefits such as cheaper flights, the National Park’s changing color palette, the pleasure of less crowded trails - and offers on Torres del Paine tours.
Chile is a country whose shape makes a road trip quite ridiculously simple. Long and thin, the Andes a constant companion to the east and the calming knowledge that the west coast is never far away, it is difficult to lose your bearings. Pretty basic - head south and the mountains are on your left… head north and they are on your right. The sun sets by the sea and takes its time to rise over the height of the mighty Andes in the east. Around 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Santiago lies the adventure destination of Pucon.
"Where's that coming from? That rhythmic pounding, that galloping sound. Starting off from far away, it's getting closer...as if about to pass right in front of us!”
Thankfully, it's not a guy hiding behind a tree clapping coconut shells together! Far better, that galloping signals the arrival of a herd of baguales, or wild Patagonian horses, who roam the steppe after escaping the gauchos’ domesticity.
EcoCamp is proud to have received the prestigious Greenleaders certification. The first Geodesic Hotel in the world is also the first in Chilean Patagonia to be rewarded for our commitment to sustainability with the Platinum level - the highest level of distinction. The Greenleaders program rewards hotels who are committed to environmentally friendly tourism.
For traveling foodies, the pleasure of perusing a foreign menu, ordering from a street vendor's unusual snack selection, or savoring a new dish's unique flavors is the very heartbeat and reason for travel. Sharing meals is such an integral part of the travel experience that the very names of many countries evoke images of food almost immediately - just try whispering sweet nothings of "Italy, India, Japan, France, Vietnam, Peru, and Greece..." to a food traveler and challenge their mouth not to water! But how do travelers with dietary concerns fare when on the road?
Our new tours in the Atacama Desert really are coming thick and fast. Our latest offering is possibly the one we are most excited about here at Cascada Expediciones - Capture Atacama - Photo Tour. This tour combines both a local guide experienced in hiking through this remote wilderness, with a professional photographer to ensure you are in the optimum positions for taking your shots.
We are excited to announce the release of our brand new Epic Atacama Multi Sport Adventure! This is an active escape to the driest non-polar desert on the planet, where you will be able to hike, cycle and ride horses through this incredible, moonscape environment. Since the huge success of our Epic Patagonia Multi Sport Adventure, we have been working hard to ensure we can offer our guests the opportunity to be just as adventurous, in a totally contrasting environment. In order to optimise your experience (and the price!), our team helps to make sure your group is of the perfect amount of travelers. Trip depatures dates are every Sunday all year round possible and depending on the groups traveller size you receive up to 45% discount.
In Patagonia time seems to fly as fast the wind, and we cannot believe most of our partners and friends from ATTA (Adventure Travel Tourism Association) and ATLAS (Active Travel Latin America) have already gone home. Now we have to wait one more year to get together again – this time, with different lakes and mountains. Yes, we’ll be there next year, in Alaska, for another Adventure Travel World Summit!