Visiting Torres del Paine with Children
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by Emily Gregg
1M ago
The Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is synonymous with adventure, hiking, and probably strong winds! It’s not known as a family destination but we think it has a lot to offer to visitors of all ages. The post Visiting Torres del Paine with Children first appeared on Ecochile - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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Boutique Wineries in Chile
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by Emily Gregg
3M ago
Andrew Hall, a two-time Ecochile traveler, describes himself as a ‘data guy’ working in computer network engineering. He's also an extremely knowledgable 'wine guy' who has explored some of the best boutique wineries in Chile and their wines. Here are his thoughts about why Chilean wines are so special. The post Boutique Wineries in Chile first appeared on Ecochile - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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Embracing the Art of Slow Travel: A Journey Through the Heartlands of Chile and Argentina
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by Emily Gregg
4M ago
In Chile and Argentina, the slow travel philosophy aligns seamlessly with the essence of the land and landscapes. There’s a saying in Patagonia that if you rush through you’re doing it wrong, but we believe that’s true wherever you are. Here, at the end of the world, time seems to stretch out in rhythm with the sprawling landscapes of the northern deserts, the rolling wine valleys, and the ancient forests of the lakes regions.  The post Embracing the Art of Slow Travel: A Journey Through the Heartlands of Chile and Argentina first appeared on Ecoargentina - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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Unusual places to visit in Santiago
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by Emily Gregg
5M ago
Santiago, the capital city of Chile, bursts at the seams with its vibrancy, culture and diversity. There’s so much to see here that you could easily spend a week and still not see it all. If you find yourself in Santiago looking to head a little more off the beaten path or to find the locals’ favorite locations to discover the ‘real’ Santiago, try these locations! The post Unusual places to visit in Santiago first appeared on Ecoargentina - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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What happens if there’s an emergency in Chile?
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by Emily Gregg
5M ago
When something happens - a natural disaster, political unrest, or disease outbreak - in a country you’re traveling to or in, it can be unnerving to say the least. When you travel with Ecochile, we’ll be in contact to help you every step of the way to answer any questions or to modify your travel plans if necessary. But if you’re curious or looking for peace of mind, here we’ll explain what each one means and how it can affect visitors.  The post What happens if there’s an emergency in Chile? first appeared on Ecoargentina - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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How to prepare for altitude
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by Emily Gregg
5M ago
If you’re heading to San Pedro de Atacama, Uyuni, La Paz, or Salta, you will be blown away by the cultures and wildlife that thrive in these challenging conditions. But in these towns and cities at 2500-3000m (8200-9800 ft) above sea level, you might also find yourself affected by the altitude.  The post How to prepare for altitude first appeared on Ecoargentina - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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Crossing the Chile-Argentina Border
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by Emily Gregg
6M ago
The Andes Mountains form a spectacular border between Chile and Argentina, stretching 5,308 km (3,298 mi). Crossing between the two countries will offer you some incredible views and the chance to experience two unique and dynamic South American countries. We’ll help you with the planning and logistics of hopping over the border, but if you’re keen to know more, keep reading for the requirements, what to expect, and the sights you’ll see on the way! The post Crossing the Chile-Argentina Border first appeared on Ecoargentina - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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Yerba Loca: Hiking in the outskirts of Santiago
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by Emily Gregg
6M ago
Outside of the hustle and bustle of Santiago, lies some of the city’s hidden but magnificent charms. Once you’ve finished exploring the busy streets and green parks of the Chilean capital, head out to the mountains, like the Yerba Loca Park, for a totally fresh perspective.  The post Yerba Loca: Hiking in the outskirts of Santiago first appeared on Ecochile - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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Visiting the Wildlife Haven of Iberá Park
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by Emily Gregg
7M ago
Esteros del Iberá is one of Argentina’s best kept travel secrets. A wildlife reserve in the wetlands of northeast Argentina, this national park offers one of the most unique experiences you can have. Its spotlight on caring for the environment, protecting nature in all its forms, and the serenity and untouched feel of the place only adds to the charm of this conservation project that has opened its doors to tourists.  The post Visiting the Wildlife Haven of Iberá Park first appeared on Ecochile - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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Why you should visit a Patagonian Estancia
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by Emily Gregg
7M ago
Visiting a Patagonian estancia is a must for any trip to this incredible part of the world. They offer you an insight into the unique culture of the people who live amongst the epic landscapes of Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia and exclusive trekking and horseriding opportunities. We spoke to Ian MacLean about life on the estancias and why everybody should visit one. The post Why you should visit a Patagonian Estancia first appeared on Ecochile - Tailor-made tours ..read more
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