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JANUARY 2017

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THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED THE ATACAMA DESERT AMONG THE BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL WORLDWIDE IN 2017

The Atacama Desert was recently reviewed in The New York Times under the headline “New ways to explore the world´s highest desert,” highlighting it as one of the 52 getaways you can´t miss this year 2017. Prepared annually for the travel section of the New York Times, the Atacama Desert was ranked second this year, making it a highly visible and anticipated destination in the world of tourism.

The list, which Canada tops at #1, highlights the Atacama desert and its clear skies. Unique in the entire world, these crystal-clear skies allow easy gazing at the stars—besides providing a great attraction for adventure lovers. Landscapes of dunes sculpted by wind and kaleidoscopic lakes of salt amaze even more from above, in a hot air balloon tour. The excursion is offered regularly since August 2016.

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Parque Bicentenario: a plan in the capital
Bicentenario Park (Parque Bicentenario) is a nature park set on one side of the capital’s financial district, better known as “Sanhattan”. Discover this modern and well-tended park and enjoy walking across its extensive lawns. Watch the swans and other birds in its two artificial lagoons and have fun in its themed spaces for leisure activities and on walks with family or friends. 


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Real Chiloe in Chonchi and Cucao
This small fishing village, once raided by pirates and the starting point for the Jesuits to evangelize the southernmost part of this Big Island (Isla Grande), the Church of San Carlos de Borroneo is preserved as a World Heritage site that you can visit. Aside from visiting the Living Museum of Chonchina Traditions and the Museum of the Chilote Accordion.

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Sail between glaciers in Patagonian cruises
The world’s southernmost territory invites explorers to take an unforgettable voyage through the Patagonian fjords and channels. Enjoy sailing on comfortable small vessels and luxury cruise ships into the territories of sea lions, penguins, dolphins, killer whales and other cetaceans. Your holiday becomes a real adventure as you step ashore in unique places.


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You can´t miss these Chilean wines!

Nature blessed Chile with a privileged geography and such a diverse climate that it is perfect for the development of valley vineyards. Each grape variety is grown in a specific place, a factor that sets Chile apart in its development of different varieties of wine.
The most innovative tourism offers of 2016
 
The Quartz Route of the Quilimarí Valley, the cultural recovery of the Chilean Muleteers’ Live Treasures Route and an appreciation of the ancestral culture of the native people in the Live like a “Chono” experience on the island of Melinka, were the winners of the 2nd Most Touristic Value contest .
Altiplano: Lauca National Park

The Andean foothills and high plateau landscapes merge in a place of great cultural and historical interest with amazing natural beauty.One of its main attractions is the wonderful Chungará Lake, one of the highest in the world found at the foot of the Payachata twin volcanoes.
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