Grab the kids, your partner, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. Here at Cascada, we have a fantastic selection of pre-planned and private tours that appeal to the entire family. We accommodate children as young as six, as well as older adults and individuals with disabilities. Every program offers possibilities to uncover secrets of the natural world, learn history and discover new cultures in the southern part of South America. It’s a great opportunity for people of all ages.
Our travel programs appeal to couples of many interests. For outdoor-lovers, try one of our active, all-inclusiveall-inlcusive programs in Torres del Paine. It’s a chance to practice adventure sports, trek on scenic trails and discover unique wildlife from the region. Meanwhile, wine-enthusiastswine-enthuastists and foodies opt for more relaxing programs in Chile’s Central Valley, where history buffs go for a cultural-immersion program. Just know that any of our Cascada programs will provide you and your partner a completely unique experience and countless memories.
We’re here to help you and your friends create unforgettable memories and enjoy an exciting, stress-free trip. For larger groups, we recommend planning a privately run trip for just you and your friends! Smaller groups can join one of our pre-planned groups or go for a private trip. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have an epic experience that you and your friends will never forget!
Solo travelers fit in great with our travel groups! An expert guide will be there throughout your journey and you’ll be accompanied by friendly travelers who share similar interests. It’s a great way to meet new people, get out of your comfort zone and enjoy a completely unique experience, tailored just for you.
The bigger, the better! We love designing awesome, unique experiences for our large travel groups. For groups of at least seven people or more, we recommend planning a privately run program for a special discount. Our team of travel designers can plan an adventure, just for you and your group! We’re happy to offer you a custom-made experience to meet all the needs, interests and requirements for your group.
Nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park sits the award-winning EcoCamp Patagonia, a cluster of fully sustainable geodesic domes that have been recommended in the pages of Time, Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast magazine. When not out exploring the park on one of EcoCamp's many excursions and tours, guests can relax with yoga, massage, or bond with fellow travelers over delicious meals and drinks in the Community Domes, all the while surrounded by the raw wilderness of Patagonia. With hikes like the famous W trek and daily excursions on the Wildlife Safari right on your doorstep, there's no limit to the adventures you'll have at EcoCamp Patagonia.
Across the border from Chile awaits another world of rock, ice, and water: Argentine Patagonia. The same forces of nature that shaped Torres del Paine have created even more treasures, such as the glory of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, the Perito Moreno glacier, and the lakes and peaks of Los Glaciares National Park, and the incomparable views and opportunities for adventure are endless.
Discover a land shaped by eons of ice, water, wind, and tectonic forces - Patagonia. Be awed by the spectacular granite peaks of Torres del Paine, come face to face with the immensity of the Grey Glacier, hike the forests of the French Valley, and encounter unique wildlife while on a nature walk. This is a place to fall in love with that will both challenge and inspire everyone who visits.
This South American high desert is brimming with out-of-this-world landscapes, diverse wildlife, ancient culture, and opportunities for adventure. Chile’s Atacama Desert may be the driest desert in the world, but what it lacks in water, it makes up for with picture-perfect scenery like the extraterrestrial Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), the Tatio geyser field, the Atacama Salt Flats, and ancient ruins nestled in craggy valleys. And with some of the clearest night skies anywhere in the world, there’s something to marvel at day and night!
Home to the bustling capital city of Santiago, the bohemian, counterculture vibes of Valparaiso, and world-class vineyards, the valleys, mountains, and coast of Chile’s central valley has something for everyone. Start off with Santiago’s flourishing art and culture scene, thrilling nightlife, enchanting neighborhoods, and world-class restaurants, before heading to artsy Valparaiso on the coast for fresh and delicious seafood, splashy street art, colorful houses, and hill-scaling funiculars. Along the way, allow yourself be wined and dined at some of Chile’s best wineries, touring the winemaking process and tasting the succulent results in an idyllic valley setting.
Off the coast of Chile can be found some of the most culturally fascinating and scenic islands in the world. On Robinson Crusoe Island, you can relive the epic adventures and see the sights the real Robinson Crusoe experienced when shipwrecked there. Or, head to that mystical and beguiling gem of the Pacific, Easter Island. Surrounded by the fresh, ocean air, roam the island’s paths to visit the iconic Moai statues and other astonishing relics of a bygone era, learn about the history of the Rapa Nui people, and enjoy refreshing hikes through idyllic island landscapes.
There’s no wrong way to explore and fall in love with Chile’s Lakes District, home to some of the country’s most radiant scenery. Get your heart pumping with outdoor sports like whitewater rafting, hiking, cycling, and boating in pure forests and wilderness reserves, take meandering nature walks, relax in secluded thermal hot springs, or immerse yourself in German-Chilean culture by tucking into the region’s unique gastronomy, sampling local craft brews, and exploring quaint, historical towns while mighty, snowcapped volcanoes rise in profile on the horizon.
Stretching from the Atacama desert in the far north all the way to Tierra del Fuego in the frigid south, there’s so much to see and do in Chile, which is why we’ve created the perfect way to see the best of this slender country, from south to north and everything in between. But if you want to broaden your horizons, set your sights on our “United Patagonia” programs to bring the wonders of Argentine Patagonia into the mix.
Hidden amongst high mountain valleys and Martian rock formations, Salta is one of Argentina’s undiscovered treasures. Home to a rich history, this sun-baked city is swimming in fascinating culture, ranging from the ancient Incans to the imported architecture and customs of the Spanish. Indulge in high desert white wine, dance at a traditional peña, marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Humahuaca Gorge, and even more in this up-and-coming city that is sure to make you fall in love with northern Argentina.
Stretching to the horizon and beyond, Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats are truly a sight to behold. The nearly 11,000 square mile expanse of salt is especially popular during the rainy season, when vast lakes turn the plains into giant mirrors and visitors can create incredible pictures. But rain or shine, the Salar de Uyuni is a not-to-be-missed part of any South American vacation.
There is no outdoor activity more time-honored and beloved than taking a walk or a hike through the great outdoors. It’s a way of experiencing nature at the most basic and pure level, feeling the fresh air in your lungs, and surrounding yourself with wilderness. Here at Cascada, all treks are led by experienced guides and when required, are assisted by porters. On our multi-day adventures, our small trekking groups will enjoy their adventure-packed days immersed in raw nature and spend nights in cozy refuges, campsites or our own sustainable dome hotel EcoCamp. But no matter if you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous challenge that will get your heart pumping, our many incredible hikes and treks will expose you to the many wonders of South America.
South America’s wealth of diverse and fascinating plants and wildlife makes it one of the best places on Earth for animal lovers and flora enthusiasts to visit. Whether tracking the wild horses of Torres del Paine, boating in search of whales and dolphins in Tierra del Fuego, keeping your eyes peeled for the stealthy puma, or learning from our expert guides about the different plants and flowers that call this hardy land home, there’s endless opportunities for fun, education, and adventure.
Get ready to get your heart pumping on our Multi-Activity programs, offering something for everyone. From rafting in the Lake District, to hikes around Torres del Paine, to scenic bike rides through canyons in the Atacama desert, it’s a world of thrills, chills, and spills that brings you closer to Chile’s raw nature.
Hone your photography skills on one of our exceptional photo safaris, showcasing the cream of the crop of South American landscapes, from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia to the Brazilian Pantanal, and the fascinating animals that call these landscapes home. Receive expert guidance and advice from photography experts, stay in luxury accommodations, and walk away at the end of the trip with lasting memories and beautiful pictures that say a thousand words.
Go above and beyond with these programs that showcase the best of Chile and its neighboring countries. Venture from the tip of Chile to its far southern reaches while exploring all the highlights in between, head to the mystical fields of Easter Island, pay a visit to Antarctica, track two of South America’s most elusive big cats, and more.
It’s time to get your feet wet. From its lakes and rivers to its massive coastline, Chile is legendary for its waterways, which are chock-full of opportunities for fun. Try your hand at fly-fishing, white water rafting, or kayaking on any of Patagonia’s glacial-fed waterways, abundant in fish, fun, and natural splendor, take a break from city life by spending a day rafting on the Maipo River near Santiago, or try out sea kayaking in Patagonia for unparalleled opportunities to witness marine life in their natural habitat.
The diverse and vibrant world of Chilean gastronomy has been emerging from the culinary shadows in recent years, with new, innovative restaurants and traditional recipes drawing the attention and satisfying the palate of everyone from casual diners to respected culinary publications. Chile’s rising star pairs nicely with its world-class wines and vineyards, located in secluded valleys that are perfect for a weekend getaway of tastings and relaxation. Our culinary tours and wine tours and retreats are the perfect introduction to Chile’s gastronomic culture, and are sure to leave you with a full stomach and a smile.
Explore some of Chile’s best cities, experiencing their regional gastronomy, diverse history, beautiful architecture, and fascinating culture.
Home to some of the best downhill skiing and winter hiking in the world, winter in Chile is the ultimate adventure wonderland! Hit the slopes of world-class ski resorts that offer the perfect blend of outdoor fun and cozy relaxation, or see the driest desert in the world, the Atacama, and the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia, in all their wintry splendor on hikes and treks into the heart of frozen wildernesses. End your days of snowy fun with soaks in thermal hot springs and a glass of Chile's finest wine in hand, and you have the recipe for the ultimate winter getaway.
The Atacama Desert is a destination that can be visited all year-round, check our programs here.