TOURIST ARRIVALS TO CHILE HAVE INCREASED BY 28% IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2016
The momentum of the Chilean tourism industry observed in 2015, which reached a record of 4.4 million international visitors, continues to grow during 2016.
According to data provided by the Undersecretary of Tourism, during the first six months of 2016, 2,837,315 tourists arrived to Chile, demonstrating an increase of 28% when compared to this same time period in 2015. A new record of 5.6 million international visitors is anticipated for 2016, according to estimates, which is 25% more than in 2015.
Scenic Patagonia route that is one of a kind in the world. Over 1,000 kilometers of natural beauty await you at the southernmost tip of the world. The Carretera Austral (or Southern Highway) captures the hearts of intrepid drivers and cyclists with its pristine landscapes and possibly the freshest air in the world.
Delectable ingredients, prepared using time-honored recipes and techniques, seasoned with our ancestral identity: these are the elements which merge in Chile’s unique culinary landscape. Let your senses guide you and enjoy sampling the intense flavors of Chile´s rich lands and seas.
Be amazed by the beauty and calm of Llanquihue Lake, ideal destination to stretch your legs on lengthy walks, breathe fresh air and rest by its calm waters. Don’t miss visiting Frutillar, Puerto Varas, Ensenada and Puerto Fonk, some of the must-sees of this part of Chile.
Take an unprecedented ride in a balloon, soaring silently through the skies of San Pedro de Atacama and taking in the desert from an altitude of 700 meters. Balloons Over Atacama and its hot-air balloon rides have become the latest tourist attraction.
Reservation will be required for entry to torres del paine from october
This year, CONAF began a process to test the obligatory reservation measure for overnight stays in the Torres del Paine National Park. The initiative covers the Italiano, Torres and Paso campsites, free spaces that are managed by the institution.
Come and discover the tremendous variety of landscapes in the longest country in the world! Within easy reach of Santiago, visit Viña del Mar and enjoy the many daytime activities and lively nightlife on offer in this summer hotspot.