A few days before Christmas last year, Alvaro Silberstein made history as the first disabled person to explore Torres del Paine National Park - with the aid of a very special wheelchair.
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There’s a lot more to Argentina than just Buenos Aires, Mendoza, or Bariloche. To the north, you’ll find spectacular mountainous valleys, luscious vineyards, and cities filled with classic architecture, and to the south, some of the most amazing glaciers, mountains, and wildlife in the world. Here’s some off-the-beaten-path reasons why Argentina should be on your travel list for 2017!
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At Cascada Expediciones, our goal is to give you the best quality travel programs possible, showcasing the marvels of Chile and South America through experiential and life-changing trips. We believe in our trips so much, in fact, that we have members of our own team go on them as well to experience all the fun and adventure for themselves! Then, they can share their experiences with you to help you pick your dream vacation.
You’ll want to be careful where you step at the OMORA Ethnobotanical Park on Navarino Island in Tierra del Fuego. Located in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve - heralded as one of the most sustainable places on Earth - OMORA specializes in scientific research projects examining the biodiversity of the region.
It's time to venture off the edge of the map to discover the epic mountains and views of the Dientes Trek.
South America is a mecca for some of the most cultural, scenic, and adventurous treks on the planet, such as the W Trek in Torres del Paine and the Inca Trail. But there’s one trek you’ve probably never heard of, and you should definitely add it to your travel list.
Prepare to sink your teeth into the Dientes Trek.
So, you want to come to Chile! Awesome! But with so many geographically and culturally diverse places to visit in such a long country, how do you pick the best spots so you get the most out of your trip? From all of us here at Cascada Expediciones - all seasoned adventurers who’ve traveled and lived all over this amazing country - here are our top 25 recommendations for adventurous destinations in and around Chile.
Perched on a hilltop in a place so naturally splendid it was voted the eighth wonder of the world, dwarfed by the sheer size and majesty of Torres del Paine National Park’s eponymous granite spires in the background, the mushroom-headed domes of EcoCamp Patagonia huddle close to the ground against the cold. Wind ripples at the ivy-green tarp covers, dappled by sunlight and passing clouds. Staff in cozy sweaters and fleeces bustle around, delivering fresh sheets, blankets, and fluffed pillows.
While travelers sometimes disregard Low and Shoulder Season, these months offer numerous benefits such as cheaper flights, the National Park’s changing color palette, the pleasure of less crowded trails - and offers on Torres del Paine tours.
During March and April 2016, we’re stoked to invite our Wildlife Safari participants to meet Patagonia’s beautiful baguales, or wild horses. While previously tamed by the gauchos, these magnificent steppe-roaming horses no longer don’t hang around waiting to be chanced upon. Far from it, to witness Torres del Paine’s powerful wild horses, expert trackers must lead the way.