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November 14, 2012 - 16:38
Off the coast of Patagonia, at the southern extremity of the Latin American continent, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet. The land itself, meanwhile, is criss-crossed by rivers, fjords and melting glaciers and punctuated by lakes and estuaries. It will therefore come as no surprise to most to learn that Patagonia has an extraordinary wealth of river and sea life, and you could easily spend as much time looking down into pools and waterways as up into the legendary mountains. To get closer still, a boat trip along the Strait of Magellan or through the fjords, or a fly fishing holiday will put you at the heart of the action. Here’s a rundown of some of the main players in the waters of Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia:
November 14, 2012 - 13:24
Cascada’s acclaimed 7 day W Trek is offering a brand new upgrade to cycling on the penultimate day of the trip. The best part?
November 13, 2012 - 15:52
Taking a hiking tour of Torres del Paine National Park is highpoint of many people’s trip to Patagonia. The isolation, the tranquility, the complete departure from the rat race. With such unique wildness and spectacular natural attractions, it’s no wonder that Patagonia is an increasingly popular travel destination, with 150,000 visitors a year to Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park alone. Patagonia remains a wild frontier at the end of the world, so it’s never going to be heaving with people, but some crave that extra feeling of adventure that comes with a deeper kind of solitude. If you want to maximise your chances of being all alone with the whistling winds, check out our insider hints
November 13, 2012 - 15:34
A new day, a brand new program in our Top Picks series! Today we bring you a unique cultural adventure in the Atacama desert!
November 12, 2012 - 16:37
For anyone with a special interest in photography, Chile is a tantalising muse, with subjects as diverse as the parched desert, glittering glaciers and row upon row of mountains. The staggering backdrop of the Chilean landscape almost does the hard work for you, so even the amateur photographer will come away with an array of breathtaking shots. To help you navigate the host of inspiring locations for photo shoots, we've chosen our five favourite photo opportunities in Chile:
November 12, 2012 - 14:16
Cascada continues adding to its brand new Top Picks series with a new Pacific Island adventure on the mystical Robinson Crusoe Island! This e
November 9, 2012 - 18:10
After its successful Singles Special pilot last season, EcoCamp is launching a brand new Singles Special for March 2013!
November 9, 2012 - 16:33
You probably have a good idea of what a cowboy is, and you might even be familiar with the gaucho of the Argentinian Pampas, but the chances are you don’t know much about Chile’s baqueanos. The word ‘baqueano’ is usually just translated as cowboy, which is the closest equivalent outside of Chile, but in reality a baqueano is so much more than that. Let us introduce you to the rich cultural tradition of the baqueano of the Patagonian steppe.
November 9, 2012 - 14:20
Cascada’s brand new multi activity program Epic Patagonia takes you through the highlights of Torres del Paine on foot, on horseback, by bicycle and by kayak!
November 8, 2012 - 16:08
Torres del Paine National Park easily tops the list of attractions for nature-lovers in Chilean Patagonia, and probably the whole of Chile. The other-worldly scenery of mountains, glaciers and forests is not only an incredibly beautiful natural spectacle, it also creates a variety of unique habitats for all manner of animals and birds. With raging rivers, boggy wetlands, marshes, ponds, lakes and lagoons, there are any number of ideal locations for waterbirds in particular. Fortunately, most of the waterbirds of Torres del Paine are plentiful and very distinctive so you won't need much help identifying them. But for those who want to know more about the magnificent birds they spot, we’ve put together a list of ten birds you can expect to see, along with some simple facts to help you squeeze the very most out of your vacation in Torres del Paine National Park.