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April 2018

Cascada Expediciones and EcoCamp Patagonia Press and Media News. Meet our Communications Team.

What You Might Spot On A Wildlife Safari

Wildlife spotting in Patagonia

Venture into the unspoiled Torres del Paine National Park and you’re sure to see flocks, herds, colonies and packs of animals that you’ve never seen before, but it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re looking at and where to search for the more elusive creatures. That’s why a guided safari of Patagonia’s wildlife is the perfect way to see some of the plants and animals that lend Patagonia its unique feel. 

How to Choose the Right Boots for Your Trek

Some say the word Patagonia means ‘Land of the Bigfeet’ in reference to the giants that, according to legend, once roamed the land at the end of the world. We’re not sure if that’s true, but we do know that looking after your feet during your hiking tour in Patagonia can mean the difference between endurance and enjoyment. We have a handy guide to choose the right footwear for your trek in Patagonia.

The Eco Way to See Santiago: Cycle Hotspots


It’s a glorious day. The sun is shining and the air is cool. You have just arrived in Chile’s capital of Santiago, and you are excited to get out and start exploring.

While you can just as easily walk around the city’s compact sights, here at Cascada we want you to have an experience that’s just that little bit more exciting. Bike riding ticks that box because it allows you to cover ground fast and stop when you like, making it much easier communication with the local people, many of whom are now choosing to bike their way around the city too.

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

frequently asked questions

Traveling overseas can be a headache at the best of times, but when a hiking adventure in Patagonia is on the menu, trip logistics can cause a veritable migraine.

It’s normal to have questions when organizing a hiking trip in Patagonia, and here at Cascada we’ve heard 'em all. That’s why we’ve put together this handy little cheat sheet – to help you unfog your mind and get excited about your Patagonia adventure!


5 Places to Stop Between Santiago and Patagonia

So you´ve decided to realize a lifelong dream and come to Chile, and you want to see as much of it as possible, right? Instead of skipping the interior in favour of the jewels to the north and extreme south (the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine), why not linger for a bit longer and get right off the beaten track?  Chile is a long skinny country that has a surprising amount of natural wonders along its length to reward even the most travel-weary of travellers. Let's have a look at our top five places to visit between the capital of Santiago and Patagonia.

What Makes a Cascada Trip Special?

Sunlight filters through branches touched by green. The wind sings, edged with birdsong and the rhythmic calling of insects.  The air, once brushed over you, is crisp and cool while all around the colours are freshly washed. As you push yourself onwards, you feel each breath fill up your lungs and each muscle pull and stretch in a way they never did before. Moments are exquisite. Suddenly - a sound. Up ahead, there! The graceful puma, a mountain lion all sleek strength, grace and muscle. For a brief second your eyes meet.

Top 10 Must-Have Adventures in Easter Island

Moai on Easter Island

A remote speck between the waves of the Pacific Ocean and the far reaches of the Polynesian Triangle, Easter Island is well-known for being an archaeological paradise and home to the unnerving moai statues. However, Rapa Nui (as the locals call it) is actually bursting with things to do, with enough adventures to keep the adrenaline junkies happy as well as all you history buffs.  Here are our top ten picks to immerse you in the culture and nature of this incredible Pacific island.