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DECEMBER 2016

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CHILE VOTED WORLD'S LEADING ADVENTURE TOURISM DESTINATION

For the first time ever, Chile was selected as the world's leading adventure tourism destination. This recognition was bestowed at the 23rd version of the World Travel Awards, considered the “Oscars” of tourism. This accolade demonstrates the potential of the South American country's striking geographic contrasts, providing tourists with incomparable natural scenery for sports and adventure tourism.

The winner was selected by people around the world through online voting at the World Travel Awards website. Chile, the regional winner in 2015 and 2016, competed in this category for the international award against other nominees such as Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand and the United States.

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Summer, south, lakes and volcanoes
A sudden cloudburst and a heavy shower pass as quickly as they began, and the sky is soon an intense, deep blue once more. Breathe in the earthy, humid scents of the forest and meet some of the warmest, friendliest people on earth. Welcome to the south of Chile! Discover its singular beauty and the unique living heritage of its original peoples.

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Iquique: enjoing the desert, by the sea
If you know how to enjoy life and leisure is one of your favorite sins, Iquique will steal your heart. Set right by the ocean, among palm trees and tall buildings, taking a ride down the promenade in an open-top car or having champagne for breakfast won’t seem crazy at all. Visit the Duty Free area, a trading spot with countries from the Mercosur and Southeast Asia.

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The stories of Zapallar in coast area
Peace and quiet in the middle of a landscape with amazing beauty, light colored beaches mixed with big rock formations and a fishing cove that is still operational. Welcome to Zapallar! Visit this exclusive beach resort that will amaze you with its large manors of different designs. Walk around this small cove surrounded by hills and stroll along its promenade.

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Santiago’s aerial tramway is back, an attractive urban icon

The Parque Metropolitano's cable car is one of the main attractions of the Chilean capital. It has been re-opened recently with new cabins for six people . The two kilometer journey takes approximately 15 minutes.
What astro-tourism options are there in chile?
 
Chile’s geographic conditions make our country a true natural laboratory that is perfect for scientific research and astronomical observations thanks to one of the clearest skies in the world.
Ecotourism: La Campana National Park

In 1834, Charles Darwin made it to the top of the hill the park is named after. From that moment on this place became a magnet for nature lovers. Feel like a real explorer and visit the forest inside the reserve and see one of the last Chilean Palm Tree forests in the world.
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