Updated: January 11, 2021

Ready for your next family getaway? Book a trip to one of the most beautiful spots in the world: Patagonia. It's a special place and the kind of trip that leaves a lasting impression on the entire family.

Not convinced? Let us give you 5 reasons why Patagonia is the perfect spot to bring your kids and teens:


1. Connect with Nature

Now more than ever,  we need to connect with nature. It’s 2021 and modern technologies are constantly growing, evolving and becoming more prevalent in our daily lives. As a result, so many teens and children are growing up looking at a screen, instead of experiencing the world.

So let's give them the chance to do something different and get back to nature! Introduce your kids to the world’s most beautiful landscapes, such as glaciers, waterfalls, forests and mountains. Trust us, it's far better than staring at a YouTube video.

A trip to Patagonia will teach your kids how to disconnect from the Internet and reconnect with their natural surroundings. It will give them a break from the online world and an opportunity to explore the real one.

torres del paine kids


2. Exposure to a New Culture

Traveling to new countries and learning about unfamiliar cultures is always a good thing! These experiences help us better understand our world, connect with different types of people and gain valuable knowledge that can’t be obtained in a classroom. We truly believe that travel is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children.

Patagonia has a culture and history that most people know nothing about. The baqueano (cowboy) lifestyle is still very important to the region and there is a lot indigenous history to uncover.

Gauchos in Patagonia Argentina


3. Fun Outdoor Adventures

Get your family off the couch and out into nature. There are tons of fun outdoor adventure activities to try and it is a great way to get your kids and teens interested in a new sport or hobby. Patagonia is known for its amazing hiking trails, along with many kayaking and biking opportunities.

As some activities are physically demanding, it’s important to consider the age of your children and their abilities before booking an adventure. At EcoCamp, some treks, like the W, can be long and challenging. Therefore, we often encourage these tougher experiences for families with older children.  Where as both younger  and older kids are suited for programs like the Wildlife Safari, which offers a daily choice of both easy and challenging excursions.

Family trekking in Torres del Paine


4. Observe the Region’s Wildlife

Patagonia is far better than any zoo! It offers the chance to spot unique animals in their natural habitat. Down in Patagonia, there are penguins, wild horses, foxes, condors, whales, guanacos, pumas and more. Adults, teens and young children alike love spotting these magnificent creatures, taking photos and learning about the region’s fauna.

For a week full of animal sightings, we recommend looking at the EcoCamp Wildlife Safari program, which ranges from 4 to 7 days in length. You can also add on a trip to King Penguins Park in Tierra del Fuego, (which is the only place you can see wild king penguins apart from Antarctica) or go on a whale watching excursion to watch beautiful humpback whales swimming through cool Patagonian water.

ecocamp patagonia baby fox


5. Bond as a Family

It’s so easy to get caught up in daily stress and lose sight of the things that are really important. Come together and spend valuable time with the people you love during an unforgettable adventure. There’s no better way to bond with and grow closer as a family than during an incredible trip to an incredible place: Patagonia.

Family in Patagonia

Ready to start the adventure? Get in touch with us now at reservations@cascada.travel and let us plan your perfect family getaway to Patagonia.

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