The Andes amaze for many reasons. Rushing rapids, whooshing waterfalls, and majestic mountains. Azure skies and snowy peaks. A towering mountain range painted a blushing, rosy-pink with every glorious sunrise and sunset. But dig a little deeper, and you might just strike blue gold! Alongside the mountains of Afghanistan, the Chilean cordillera is one of the two main sources of lapis lazuli in the entire world. Hidden amongst the Andes, we can find a semi-precious stone which has been cherished and revered for thousands upon thousands of years...
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The governments of Bolivia and Ecuador have both made huge steps forward in protecting the natural world through officially recognising the rights of Pachamama, or Mother Nature. Read on to find out how they might be heralding the dawn of a new relationship with the natural world, and redefining what we mean when we speak of 'the good life'!
Have you ever hit the wall whilst you're out hiking? Read on to discover our top tips for maximising your potential and never giving up!
Enter the eclectic and unusual world of poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda at his Santiago home - prepare for some surprises!
The huemul is a species of deer exclusively native to the Patagonian wilderness and mountains. But this emblematic Chilean animal is in grave danger - read on to find out why and what is being done to keep the huemul safe and sound.
Here at Cascada we think travel can be the best therapy around - read on to see how travelling can change your life and outlook for the better!
Missing the football action of Brazil 2014? Well, we've got good news for you - the annual Homeless World Cup kicks off in Santiago de Chile in just over a week, and it's not to be missed!
Did you know Chile is often cited as the country where you are most likely to spot a UFO? Keep reading to find out more about our clear skies and this weird and wonderful tourist attraction!