Patagonia is a vast region which, even in this age of man, still retains an essence of untamed wilderness, transcending the whims of mankind and its international borders. Despite some frosty historical relations (and more than a slight soccer rivalry), South American neighbors Chile and Argentina each lay claim to parts of this spectacular landscape, and each country takes great pride in proclaiming the majesty of its Patagonian icons.
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Safari W Trek
Winter is a perfect time to trek, bike and photograph Chile's arid north. Migrating birds, clear light and the mild climate combine to provide a spectacular experience.
Shred epic Andean slopes by day before returning to the warmth of your mountain lodge by night.
Winter in Patagonia
Winter is serene at the end of the world. Thundering glaciers, sharp blue lakes and huge valleys lie amongst Patagonia's snowy covered peaks.
Cascada Expediciones: Top adventure trips right now
Los Glaciares NP, with its famous Perito Moreno glacier, is definitely one of the most famous landmarks of Patagonia. This superb trip taking you through Argentine Patagonia is a perfect complement to our 7 or 5 days treks in Torres del Paine. Tell me more...US$2,213
Discover Chile's extremes on this multi-destination 13 day trip taking you through the country's highlights. From the world's driest desert to the volcanic peaks, the wild Patagonian steppe and the country's vineyards, this trip has everything for an adventurous scenic Chilean adventure! Take me from the Atacama desert to Patagonia's glaciers!US$3,970
Discover the highlights of Torres del Paine with nature walks, treks & cycling trips led by local guides. Return to EcoCamp for cozy dome accommodation & delicious food with fellow travellers. I want to go on a Patagonia Wildlife Safari!US$2,631
We are a local Chilean 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 wildlife photography tours, easy hiking tours, trekking, horseback riding, biking, kayaking, skiing, wildlife safari, Patagonia fly fishing, wine tours and multisport tours. In the last 24 years over 28,000 people visiting Chile have enjoyed Cascada-operated tours!
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As I was a child, my parents always described Chile to me as a long and thin country, with heaps of giant mountains. That’s about all I knew about the land. I had no idea Chile had so many contrasts that made it so unique compared to the other countries in South America.
At EcoCamp, we always listen to our guests and take their comments into account. TripAdvisor is a powerful tool to constantly improve the quality of our services and to ensure our guests are happy with their experience. And in 2016, for the sixth year running, EcoCamp has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence!
At Cascada Expediciones and EcoCamp Patagonia we believe in giving back to our local environment which is why we have pledged to give a sum of money to the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund. The fund supports sustainable projects around the national park - and we are teaming up with Charity Buzz to create a charity auction of our Wildlife Safari to raise money for this awesome project!
"Where's that coming from? That rhythmic pounding, that galloping sound. Starting off from far away, it's getting closer...as if about to pass right in front of us!”
Thankfully, it's not a guy hiding behind a tree clapping coconut shells together! Far better, that galloping signals the arrival of a herd of baguales, or wild Patagonian horses, who roam the steppe after escaping the gauchos’ domesticity.
The Atacama Desert has been receiving a fair amount of media attention recently, thanks to the miniscule amount of rain which has given life to a carpet of pink flowers. These flowers may not rear their gorgeous heads for very long, but this desert, the driest of its kind on our planet, has a lot more to offer in terms of breathtaking beauty.
Here’s a question that all travellers to Torres del Paine have on their mind: when is the best time to visit? Here at Cascada, we understand very well why this is your number-one concern. After all, who doesn’t want to take the best blue-sky picture of the beautiful scenery, especially when you’ve travelled all the way to the tip of the continent for it? Here’s the quick answer: