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December 6, 2012 - 15:15
There’s no shortage of tour options available to help you enjoy your Patagonia adventure to the max, but all too often speciality and niche adventure tours focus on just one side of your intrepid personality. Cascada’s all new limited edition Epic Patagonia Multi-Activity Adventure recognises that there’s more than one way to have an adventure and luckily there’s more than one side to Patagonia too! Take a look at what’s in store on our epic Patagonia adventure to satisfy all of your many adventure desires!
December 6, 2012 - 12:30
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 and Three Journeys to Patagonia by Nick Green. In this blog we take a historical horseback ride through the Patagonian plains with The Condor’s Feather by Margaret Muir, with thanks to the author for the review copy.
December 5, 2012 - 11:44
On Sunday 2nd December, guests on EcoCamp’s Patagonia Wildlife Safari were treated to a rare sighting of Patagonia’s elusive predator, the majestic puma! Luckily for us, everyone had their cameras at the ready to capture this special moment, including this incredible photo and others taken by Wildlife Safari guest Scott H. McGurrin, which are causing quite a stir on EcoCamp's Facebook page. We’ve got all of the details of how it happened in our exclusive interview with expert EcoCamp Patagonia guides Rafael Poblete and Claudio Bravo.
December 4, 2012 - 13:32
The original ten essentials for hikers include tools for navigation and basic first aid, but if you’ve made the excellent decision to chose a Patagonia tour with Cascada Expediciones, our expert guides will take care of all of that for you. You will still want to bring a daypack, and what goes in there will depend on just how much you’re prepared to carry around. Here are our suggestions for the top 10 pieces of kit you won’t want to be without:
December 3, 2012 - 12:53
Are you suffering from end of year burnout? After another long hard year, preparations for Christmas celebrations can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, especially as the nights draw in and the cold begins to bite. It might be called a holiday, but the packed social schedule and family commitments of the festive season can leave you more tired than ever. If this sounds like you, it’s time to relax, recharge and reawaken your lust for life with an escape from the daily grind in sunny Chile, to leave you feeling ready to face the new year head on. Here are our top three ultimate getaways!
November 29, 2012 - 12:48
Everybody knows that looking after your feet when hiking is the number one rule, especially in epic Patagonia where there’s so much ground to cover and so many different kinds of terrain to stomp through. But how do you actually go about protecting your feet when you’re busy scrambling over the final boulders before the Torres del Paine viewpoint or ice trekking across the Perito Moreno Glacier? The key is knowing how to prepare before you even set foot on the trail, so we’ve put together 6 easy steps to ensure you have a blissful blister-free hike in Patagonia.
November 28, 2012 - 13:15
Have you ever wondered about guanaco guano, pudu doodoo, puma prints or huemul hooves? If not, then you could be missing out! While you’re likely to see plenty of wildlife in Patagonia whether you want to or not, some creatures are more elusive than others. To be in with a chance of crossing paths with these animals you’ll have to stay alert while you hike and learn to read the signs they leave behind, to piece together an exciting insight into their behaviour or spot an animal you might otherwise have missed. This guide highlights some common signs to look out for on your way, so you can track while you trek!
November 27, 2012 - 11:55
Two days! Well, that may be the most obvious answer but it’s only half the story, which is probably why it’s one of the questions people most often ask us. Depending on your needs and wishes, either of these great W Trek tours might be the one for you so we’ve put together a short comparison to help you decide which Patagonia W Trek you should choose.
November 26, 2012 - 13:14
Among the many reasons to visit Chile, high quality, affordable wine has to be one of the best! Here we take a look at what it is that makes Chilean wine so special and how you can enjoy it to the fullest during your trip to Chile. Salud!
November 26, 2012 - 12:37
On Saturday November 24th, phone numbers in Santiago, Chile saw an extra ‘2’ added to dialling codes. This extra ‘2’ inserted itself between the city area code and the local number.