Chile is elected for the second time in a row, had already achieved the award in 2016, as “Best Destination in Adventure Tourism” for the World Travel Awards 2017. This award positions Chile as a world leader in adventure tourism, and that its beautiful landscapes, nature, flora and fauna allow to live a dream experience in the open air.
The countless National Parks throughout the country make each region a world capital of adventure tourism, and each one different from the other, from the desert of the north to the forests of the south.
To the north you can live a unique experience and face the loneliness of the Atacama Desert and the incredible starry sky that illuminates it at night, see the Flowery Desert in Huasco, dazzle with the Valley of the Moon and the Tatio Geysers in Atacama.
But you do not have to go far from the capital to live intense adventures disconnected from everything, in the prize for the best adventure destination in the world for the World Travel Awards 2017 also highlight other destinations.
Only a few kilometers from Santiago you can get into the Andes Mountains and visit the ski centers where countless panoramas and tracks await you to slide in the snow. A very popular destination and a few minutes from Santiago is the Cajon del Maipo, undoubtedly a spectacle for those who visit it and venture into the mountain range, and if you like adventure you can take trips and even do WindSurfing in El Yeso Reservoir.
To the south, the possibilities of finding adventures are greater and more spectacular! In the leafy National Parks of all the south of Chile you will be able to find places to camp and enjoy moments connected with the wonders of nature.
Chile was also chosen as an “unmissable destination” for the year 2018 by the popular travel guide Lonely Planet.