Our month-by-month top trip tips have been compiled based on recommendations from all of the Cascada team. Our sales team, travel specialists for Chile, Patagonia and Argentina, have analysed which trips they enjoy most in which months and we’ve cross-checked their preferences with weather statistics to come up with our official trip calendar! (Beware though, plan as you might, weather in Patagonia is always subject to rapid changes from bright sunshine to rain and ferocious winds!).
You’re familiar with the Big Five on African wildlife safaris but what about the Patagonian Big Five? EcoCamp Patagonia hosts the world’s southernmost wildlife safari, over 4,000 miles from Africa, featuring the Patagonian Big Five - Guanaco, Puma, South Andean Deer, Andean Condor and Ñandú. Out of the 26 species of mammal and 118 different types of bird, we've compiled a list of the BIg Five.
Deciding which month to book your Torres del Paine visit can be tricky. Do you want to go for the peak of summer to maximise sunshine hours, or do you want to brave the lower temperatures to ensure a little more tranquility and fauna sightings?
EcoCamp Patagonia gives you the calendar rundown:
In 2011 Cascada Expediciones celebrated 20 years as a sustainable adventure tour operator in Chile and EcoCamp Patagonia celebrated its tenth year receiving guests in the Patagonian wilderness from across the globe. To celebrate the landmark events for both companies we’ve compiled two photo timelines with the highlights from the last twenty and ten years respectively!