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November 23, 2012 - 12:51
When you’re busy planning your hike in Patagonia, there’s a lot to think about. From choosing the right boots and clothes to gathering together all of your kit, perhaps including food and camping supplies, not to mention trying to get in shape for the big trek. So the humble, functional backpack is often overlooked and can come as something as an afterthought. But the backpack is easily one of the most important items you’ll be taking along with you, not least because everything else you bring will be going inside it. If you need some pointers on what to look for in the ideal backpack, check out our jargon-free guide below:
November 22, 2012 - 13:02
Cascada Expediciones is embracing the thrill of Cyber Monday 2012 by offering travellers an incredible two for one deal on their unique EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari! This one-off deal is available exclusively for 24 hours for reservations made on ‘Cyber’ Monday November 26th 2012 and is valid for all EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari trips in Suite Domes booked for the last two weeks of April 2013! You could save up to $1882 USD!
November 22, 2012 - 12:27
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! ‘Tis the season for giving thanks and here in Chile there’s plenty to be thankful for. If you’re planning to visit in the coming weeks, take a look at the following reasons that you’ll be thankful you chose to take your vacation in Chile!
November 21, 2012 - 17:53
Cascada Expediciones is embracing the thrill of Cyber Monday 2012 by offering travellers an incredible deal! This one-off travel deal, to be announced tomorrow, will be available exclusively for reservations made on ‘Cyber’ Monday, November 26th 2012!
November 21, 2012 - 14:26
According to the recently published Adventure Tourism Development Index conducted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), the George Washington University and Vital Wave Consulting, Chile now ranks as the number one sustainable adventure tourism destination amongst developing countries. This will come as no surprise to the many thousands of visitors that already flock to Chile each year to take advantage of the fantastic adventure opportunities offered up by the dramatic natural landscape. For everyone else, here’s the lowdown on the facts!
November 20, 2012 - 14:41
If you’re in Chile's capital Santiago for more than a day or two, you really have to head out and see the Andes mountain range close up. But hiking the Andes can be a bit daunting, especially if the Chilean sun is blazing away in clear blue skies. That’s why many people look to horse riding as the perfect way to explore, getting close to nature using traditional methods, without having to hike the hills yourself. This photo journey follows just one horseback ride in the Cajón del Maipo in the mountains near Santiago, to give you an idea of all that you can see in a day.
November 19, 2012 - 15:24
EcoCamp Patagonia is proud of its top-of-the-range, eco-friendly composting toilets and would happily shout about them from the top of the Torres del Paine Towers. But talking toilets has always been a bit taboo, and many people would rather ignore the topic altogether. As a result, the major environmental issues surrounding conventional toilets often get ignored whilst composting toilets are shrouded in myths and treated with trepidation. We think it’s high time we started to talk about toilets and answer the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, so join us as we lift the lid once and for all on the composting toilet!
November 16, 2012 - 14:34
So far in this series on ebooks relating to Patagonia, we’ve reviewed Simon Worrall’s memoir The River of Desire and eco-thriller The Tourist Trail by John Yunker. In this blog we return to the theme of memoirs with Nick Green’s Three Journey’s to Patagonia, with thanks to the author for the review copy.
November 15, 2012 - 14:37
Whether you’re complete beginner or a seasoned hiker, there’s always room to refresh your trekking knowledge, especially if you’re planning a trip somewhere new. Cascada’s list of the 50 most common mistakes made by trekkers in Patagonia covers all the angles from comfort to safety to preserving this outstanding natural environment, so you can concentrate on having the best time you possibly can on your Patagonia trek.
November 14, 2012 - 17:45
The final installment in our Top Picks series for November 2012 (more to come in 2013!) is Cascada’s new Best of Chile Premium tour! This tour is an upgrade from our Best of Chile classic tour and follows the same itinerary, exploring Chile’s far flung extremes, but with nights spent in boutique 4* hotels and EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Domes.