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Chile was chosen South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2018. In addition, Valparaiso and the Atacama Desert obtained recognition.

South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2018

Chile was chosen for the fourth consecutive year as the best South American adventure tourism destination of 2018 by the World Travel Awards of this year. Our country surpassed Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay, which competed for the same category.

Atacama Desert

When it comes to adventure, Chile has a lot to offer.

You may be interested in reading Everything you should know before your trip to Chile.

Skiing down mountains and volcanoes, scuba diving, zip lining through lush forest canopies surfing, trekking in the Andes, hiking in Torres del Paine National Park, kayaking and kitesurfing in the beaches of the vast Pacific Ocean, sportfishing in rivers and lakes and sandboarding in the desert. Therefore, Chile is definitely the best South American adventure tourism destination.

Atacama and Valparaiso

In addition, the Atacama Desert and the port of Valparaiso obtained recognition in different categories.

The Atacama Desert was chosen as South America’s Most Romantic Destination 2018.
Thanks to its incomparable landscapes, Atacama surpassed Buenos Aires, Cartagena de Indias, Rio de Janeiro, and the Galapagos Islands.

desierto de atacama

The port of Valparaíso won as South America’s Leading Cruise Port 2018, a recognition that also obtained in 2016.

The Ritz-Carlton hotel, located in Santiago, was chosen as the best hotel for doing business.




World Travel Awards 2018

Since 1993, the World Travel Awards highlight the excellence of the industry and reward the best destinations. Thanks to these recognitions, Chile has become a tourist leader in South America.

As of September 24, the South American country will compete to become the worldwide Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.

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Ryan Biddulph · 17 September, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Seeing the landscape it totally reminds me of New Zealand and its adventure spirit. Awesome award for a nation on my travel list Fran.

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