Torres del Paine National Park – it’s one of Patagonia’s most precious gems. This special oasis is tucked away at the end of the world, stamped by indigenous roots and packed with diverse wildlife and immense natural wonders. The beauty can be overwhelming, so here are a few highlights to choose from when you’re short on time.
Patagonia tours insider news, seasonal tips, eco-travel tales and trip diaries from the spectacular Torres del Paine massif in Chilean Patagonia and Cascada’s award-winning EcoCamp Patagonia. We’ve got all you need to know about hiking equipment and clothing, wildlife guides and how to extend your hiking trip into Argentinean Patagonia! Enrich your Patagonia tour experience when you read about Patagonia’s human history and find out what to expect on a tour of Grey Glacier or the Milodon’s Cave! You’ll also find our exclusive Patagonia tour infographics with everything you need to know in an at-a-glance format. Get insider know-how on Patagonia tours directly to your feed reader by subscribing to our Feed.
Hailed as Chile’s ‘next big thing’’, the Carretera Austral has slowly been developing into a bona fide paradise for adventure travelers. Want to know what makes this isolated highway so special? Here are 6 reasons to put the Carretera Austral on your bucket list.
We get it - you see the word 'refugio' and go cold, right? What does it MEAN? Don't despair, Cascada is here!
Patagonia is one of the last places on Earth where you can still get away from the modern world. And hiking through it? Even better. Without further ado, we bring to you the best-untapped hikes in Patagonia, where isolation is the name of the game and nature is your neighbor.
Traveling in winter sounds daunting, but it really shouldn’t - with the right gear and destination in mind, you can set yourself up to have a holiday to turn the sunbathers green with envy! Chile, being a country with some of the best tourist infrastructure, transport links and quality resorts in all of Latin America, makes for a sensible choice with more than enough options to satisfy the thrill seekers as well as those after something a little more relaxed.
Winter Bucket List Adventures You Must Have in Chile
If you’re a real happy snapper, the kind of person who wants to visit Patagonia because you’ve already got a mental list of the landscapes and animals they want to capture on film, then no, your phone camera probably won’t cut it. But if you’re asking this question in the first place, you should take a read of this first!
Chile is THE country to visit in South America right now! Whether you want to go trekking, wine tasting, rafting, or enjoy cultural activities, there’s a little something for everyone, ranging from the Atacam desert down to Patagonia. But did you know that Chile is also the perfect place for a winter getaway? That’s right: when the summer heatwaves hit in the northern hemisphere, that’s when winter settles in over Chile and the fun begins.
When most people think of Patagonia, their minds immediately go to the region’s iconic mountains like Mount Fitz Roy and the Torres del Paine; the creeping glaciers that loom over lakes of pristine water; and the allure of wide-open spaces at the end of the world, where mankind has no real foothold and exists at the mercy of the elements. There is truly no other place like it on Earth.
But what Patagonia has in natural wealth, it equally has in culture. An enduring example of this is the estancia.