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March 1, 2013 - 11:56
When you set off on your Patagonia hike, you’re certain to see some spectacular sights. Eerie mountain peaks bursting out of the plains, frozen rivers creeping through the valleys, otherworldly animals on the ground and in the skies. But some of the strangest thing you’ll see on Patagonia’s hiking trails might just be your fellow hikers. Here’s our list of ten different kinds of hikers we’ve spotted in Patagonia. Now the only question is, which one are you?
February 28, 2013 - 17:20
Cascada Expediciones has happily accepted the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s new values statement, consolidating its position as an adventure travel community working towards a responsible and sustainable future.
February 28, 2013 - 12:40
If you’re a wine lover, there’s no better time to visit Chile than March. Chilean wine is great all year round but March sees an explosion of festivals celebrating the yearly grape harvest and paying tribute in style to all things wine-related. Take your pick of the three festivals we’ve discovered below, each with their own unique character, or throw caution to the wind and visit them all! But even if wine isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other cultural goings on in Chile in March. Here’s our guide to the best events this month!
February 27, 2013 - 11:45
So far in this series on ebooks relating to Patagonia, we’ve reviewed Simon Worrall’s memoir The River of Desire, The Tourist Trail by John Yunker, Three Journeys to Patagonia by Nick Green, The Condor’s Feather by Margaret Muir and Patagonia - A Cultural History by Chris Moss. This time, we get to grips with the timeless allure of Patagonia’s mountains, and the men who dedicate their lives to climbing them, in Enduring Patagonia by Gregory Crouch.
February 26, 2013 - 14:31
In the excitement of planning and booking your hiking tour in Chile at EcoCamp Patagonia it’s easy to forget to ask an important question until just before you travel. Working with our tireless team of travel consultants, we’ve put together a list of our guests' 20 most common last minute questions, and answered them for you!
February 25, 2013 - 12:55
Healthcare and hospitals in Chile’s major cities is generally easily accessible and of a high standard, but if you’re travelling further afield into the wilder areas of Patagonia, the Atacama Desert or one of the remote pacific islands, you might find that your options are more limited. Swot up with our easy guide to vaccinations and holiday health before you travel to make sure that the only condition you contract during your tour in Chile is the travel bug!
February 21, 2013 - 14:20
The Chilean Lake District is a land of sapphire-blue lakes, luxuriant evergreen forests, archetypal cone-shaped volcanoes with hats of glittering white snow and rivers and hot springs galore! This may be part of what makes the Chilean Lake District such a popular destination with visitors to Chile, but it’s nothing you haven’t heard before. We’ve put together a list of 25 interesting facts that you haven’t heard before and give you the inside track on the Chilean Lake District!
February 19, 2013 - 17:40
EcoCamp has been awarded the World Travel Mart World Responsible Tourism Day seal of approval, following its success at last year’
February 19, 2013 - 14:35
Nepal may have its Sherpas, but have you heard of Torres del Paine’s own dedicated team of mountain-loving porters?
February 18, 2013 - 14:37
So far in this series on ebooks relating to Patagonia, we’ve reviewed Simon Worrall’s memoir The River of Desire, The Tourist Trail by John Yunker, Three Journeys to Patagonia by Nick Green and The Condor’s Feather by Margaret Muir. This time, we delve deep into the human story of the land at the end of the Earth with Patagonia - A Cultural History by Chris Moss, with thanks to the publisher for the review copy.