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Which vacation is for me?

Vacations in EcoCamp

Inspired to go on vacation but not sure which is the right vacation for you?
Know you need a break but not sure where to go or what activity suits you?
We’ve designed a mini vacation quiz which gets to know you as you make your way through the 5 questions and will tell you which vacation best suits your travel style! Booking your next holiday just got a whole lot easier!

Click on the letter to find out which vacation is right for you:


1. My vacation choice is based on climate:

 Yes, ideally it’ll be hot in summer and ski weather in winter

 Climate’s not important if I have spectacular scenery 

 Yes, it needs to be hot! I get enough rain at home

 Absolutely, if it isn’t tropical it isn’t a vacation

 

2. Interacting with locals is important to me:

 Definitely, it’s the highlight of a vacation

 Ideally, but scenery is more important to me

 Yes, hopefully people from a vastly different culture to mine

 I love hearing remote languages when i travel

 

3. Early mornings on vacation for me are:

 Not preferable, I like a civilized wake up time every morning

 If i’m sleeping in the wilderness i like to wake up early and get going

 I’m happy to get up early to travel somewhere for sunrise

 I prefer not to have any early wake up calls

 

4. Onward travel after a long haul flight is:

 Not acceptable, I like some downtime wherever i’m landing before moving on

 Fine, hopefully towards the ends of the earth!

 Good, hopefully towards hotter climates!

 Definitely, all remote islands require a few plane changes!

 

And now for the final result!

My ideal vacation activity is:

 Wandering around new city streets, getting to grips with local life

 Trekking through pristine wilderness with a mountain backdrop

 Desert hiking with sand dunes and indigenous archeology

 Island discovery with Pacific beaches and ancient culture

 All of the above!

It’s looking like Central Chile for you so far, a mediterranean climate with hot summers (november to march) reaching up to 35°C/95°F and cool winters (june to september) averaging 13°C/56°F. Santiago is just 50km away from Chile’s popular ski centres including the world famous Valle Nevado.

Santiago de Chile

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In Patagonia it may get freezing sometimes but the scenery is maravilloso! You can expect four seasons in a day and embrace taking off and adding layers - where else in the world do you get rain, sleet, snow and bright sunshine all in one day?

Patagonia

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If you’re after heat where better to go than the world’s driest desert? In Atacama days are warm all year round - in summer the average temperature is 27°C/81°F and in winter the average temperature is about 22°C/72°F. Just beware of the Altiplanic rainy season between December and March!

Atacama

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The best we can offer is the semi tropical Easter Island! Chile’s far flung Pacific outpost has mild winters (July and August are around 18°C/64°F) and warm summer (January and February are around 28°C/82°F). There is rainfall all year round but cyclones and hurricanes do not occur on the island. One up on the Caribbean!

Easter Island

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Chileans are very friendly and where better to get to know the locals than in the capital, home to half of the country’s population. Santiago’s 7 million inhabitants are used to seeing ‘extranjeros’ (foreigners) wandering around downtown and are unphased by large influxes of tourists in peak season. They’re not indifferent though and may well want to strike up a conversation to find out where you’re from and how much you like Chile.

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The inhabitants of Chilean Patagonia are very interesting but with a population density of just 1.1 inhabitants per km² it’s not always easy to find local conversation in the wilderness! While you may be lucky enough to converse with a local Baqueano (Chilean cowboy) roaming the plains on horseback, the main reason to go to Patagonia is the spectacular scenery - snow capped peaks, jagged towers, open plains and abundant wildlife.

Patagonia

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In the Atacama desert, close to San Pedro, live the indigenous Atacameños (also known as Licán Antay). Although their native language Kunza has died out, many continue to live in a traditional style doing typical activities like knitting and rearing llamas, goats and sheep. In addition to observing traditional life in an Atacameño village you’ll be seeing Atacamñeo operations first hand when you visit Moon Valley, the Tatio Geysers and Los Flamencos National Park, run by Chile’s forestry corporation (CORFO) but locally operated by the area's indigenous communities.

Atacama

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On Easter island you certainly get the chance to experience a remote language. Rapa Nui, spoken by the natives, is a Polynesian language which differs from the other Indo-American languages spoken on mainland Chile. Spanish is the second language for the island’s inhabitants, many of whom also speak English due to the influx of tourists. Land is owned by the locals on the island and is leased to big hotel owners.

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You’re probably suited to Santiago city life in that case, where things kick off pretty late (timewise and punctuality wise). Shops don’t open until 10am and lunch is probably later than wherever you’re coming from. The evenings are definitely a later affair, with most people going out for dinner at around 9 and then heading on to a bar around 1. Civilized (aka late) wake up times are a certainty at weekends!

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Early to rise, Patagonia is definitely the place for you to catch the morning worm. The sun rises as early as 4.30am in summer (beautiful if you can brave it, a warm red glow framing the jagged peaks of las Torres) but you’re not expected to rise that early! Keen trekkers usually gather for breakfast around 8 and head off shortly after into the depths of the wilderness to make the most of the long Patagonian day.

Patagonia

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Good to hear! One of the most spectacular sunrises in Chile is at the incredible Tatio Geysers near San Pedro de Atacama. From almost 900 metres below earth, boiling steam erupts up to 40 metres above the earth’s surface in the geothermal fields and you shiver at the splendour (and temperature). One dawn not to be missed!

Atacama

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Of course you’re not fussed, you’re chilled out in island mode on Easter Island! Wake up times are pretty standard in the mornings, making sure there’s plenty of time to fit in all the activities for the day and make the most of local sites like Mangau tera Vaka, Akivi, Vinapu, Orongo and Te Pito Te Kura...wait and see!

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What you need is a stopover! After the long haul flight to Santiago de Chile you need a few days to relax and acclimatise before heading onwards. You can visit the presidential palace, the downtown shops, the main square with its celebrated architecture, bohemian neighbourhoods lined with coffee shops and bars and hills Santa Lucia & San Cristobal. With so much to see and do in Santiago who wouldn’t want to stay a few days?

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That’s good news because all of our travel consultants can arrange your departure flight from Santiago direct to Punta Arenas at the end of the world so that it coincides with the arrival of your international flight. Hopefully your international flight to Chile is overnight and lands early in the morning so you can fly directly to Patagonia and begin your adventure that very same day!

Patagonia

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That’s good news because all of our travel consultants can arrange your departure flight from Santiago direct to the hot Atacama desert to coincide with the arrival of your international flight. Hopefully your international flight to Chile is overnight and lands early in the morning so you can fly directly to Calama near San Pedro de Atacama and begin your adventure that very same day!

Atacama

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That’s good news because all of our travel consultants can arrange your departure flight from Santiago direct to the remote Easter Island to coincide with the arrival of your international flight. Hopefully your international flight to Chile is overnight and lands early in the morning so you can fly 3000 km from the Chilean coast directly to Easter Island and begin your adventure that very same day!

Easter Island

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You’ve been choosing A’s throughout the quiz haven’t you? Congratulations the vacation for you is a City Break in Santiago de Chile! Our Santiago City Stopover tour is perfect for you, providing a short introduction to downtown with a guided city tour and quality accommodation. See the city highlights, dine in Santiago's bohemian neighbourhood and enjoy the opportunities to meet locals and get to grips with the city. As you’ve already made the effort to come all the way to Santiago why not head onwards to one of Chile’s celebrated corners? Desert, glaciers and Pacific islands all await!

Santiago de Chile

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You’ve been choosing B’s throughout the quiz haven’t you? Congratulations the vacation for you is Mountain trekking in Patagonia! Cascada’s 7 day W Trek leads you through forest, mountain ridges and Patagonian steppe on one of the world’s most famous trekking routes. Spectacular scenery, challenging trekking, a changing climate (4 seasons in a day!) and sociable relaxing with food & wine in the evenings, all at the world’s end! What could be better for you?

Best of Chile

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You’ve been choosing C’s throughout the quiz haven’t you? Congratulations the vacation for you is Desert Exploration in the Atacama desert! Cascada's Atacama Desert 5 Day Explorer is the perfect vacation for you. The Atacama Desert, driest place on earth, and the oasis town of San Pedro are unforgettable landmarks in Chile and on this trip you discover the region's natural wonders and cultural history with wonderful desert weather (careful if you come in Altiplanic winter though!). If you want to splash out on a luxurious version of this tour you can opt for the Atacama Desert Awasi Tour Experience.

Atacama Desert 5 Day Explorer

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You’ve been choosing D’s throughout the quiz haven’t you? Congratulations the vacation for you is Pacific Island discovery on our Easter Island - Rapa Nui Explorer! Semi tropical Pacific outlet Easter Island is Chile’s farthest flung corner. With fascinating ancient culture, wild beaches and rolling hills, the world's most isolated, inhabited island is perfect for anyone seeking a relaxed, interesting and sunny island adventure. Fancy splurging on a premium version of the trip? Go for our Easter Island Rapa Nui Premium Explorer!

Easter Island - Rapa Nui Explorer

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Give our lovely expert travel consultants a call and they will help you in arranging the vacation of a lifetime! They have all the insider scoops on the best places to go at the best time of year and can make you a fantastic package with all of Chile’s highlights including Santiago and its surroundings (vineyards, mountains and coast), Patagonia, the Atacama desert and Easter Island.Go straight to our Best of Chile Tour to book online now...

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