We are a locally-owned adventure tour operator offering eco-friendly tours and custom trips in Patagonia, Chile, Chilean Atacama desert, Easter Island, Argentina and Bolivia. We run the award-winning EcoCamp Patagonia in Torres del Paine National Park. Activities we offer include easy hiking tours, trekking, horseback riding, biking, kayaking, skiing, wildlife safari, Patagonia fly fishing and wine tours. In the last 21 years over 22,000 people visiting Chile have enjoyed Cascada-operated tours!
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Travelling to Chilean Patagonia’s famous hiking hub Torres del Paine National Park with the family or that one special someone works fine for many people. Some people can pack up the kids and the significant other and head off into the wilderness to hike for weeks at a time surrounded by nothing but smiles, enthusiasm and the great outdoors. Some families work great together on the road and enjoy facing new challenges, tasting new foods and seeing new sights together. And then again, some don’t! It’s actually not as unusual as you’d think for couples to have hugely different interests and for kids to want to do their own thing. So what do you do? Do you give up altogether on your Patagonia hiking vacation aspirations? Do you take the plunge and travel solo? Or do you read our guide to why and how to travel with friends in Torres del Paine National Park?
In many parts of the world, the very mention of street food would have us breaking out in a cold sweat and rummaging through our bags for the hand sanitizing gel. Fortunately, in Chile street food is generally okay on the hygiene front, although personally we’d warn visitors away from buying sushi from the guy with a cooler outside the Metro station, but surely that’s just common sense! Aside from that, Chile has a wide range of savoury and sweet street treat options for when you’re too busy exploring to sit down for a meal.
The South Andean Deer or huemul (pronounced way-mool) is a true icon of Chilean fauna, appearing alongside the condor on Chile’s official coat of arms. Yet it is also endangered and threatened with extinction, with around 15,000 individuals left in the wilds of Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia. This week however, there was a small ray of hope for the gentle huemul, as a new study from Cambridge University reported an increase in the huemul population of Chile’s Bernardo O’Higgins’ National Park. To celebrate this small step forward for our hoofed friends, we’re taking a look at where to spot a huemul in Chile!
Now that EcoCamp's 2012/13 season is over we're looking back at some of our best photos of the season! We brought you our Top 10 Patagonia group photos EcoCamp 2012/13 highlighting the best photos from our group contest which ran throughout the season. What did you think, any photos missing we should have featured? This week we bring you the Top 10 Patagonia Romantic Moments EcoCamp 2012/13! Patagonia itself is a mystical place with a certain romantic allure and these couples show us how to do romance in the wilderness!
Following the success of first ever Patagonia International Marathon, the event is back for its 2nd run in Torres del Paine National Park! With the slogan Running for and in Patagonia, the marathon is organized by NIGSA (Nomadas International Group SA), the Patagonian destination management team behind the Patagonian Expedition Race.