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Chile is hotter than you think

The Tourism Authority of Chile recently released research showing that tourism is steadily increasing in Chile, especially with visitors from Australia.

Chile is a country filled with adventure, natural beauty, great food and wine, an exciting culture, with so much variety and diverse landscapes as well as warmth and hospitality shown by the locals. These are the welcoming factors resulting in a rise in the percentage of international visitors the country, especially Australians.

Chile has just reported its best year ever for its tourism industry, with a 26% increase in international arrivals from 2015. Amidst this total, Australian visitor numbers were up by 10.8% in 2016, reaching 50,968 which is the highest visitor total country has received from Australia.

The Chile Tourism industry is projected to see a further 14% increase in international numbers for 2017, with Australian numbers expected to grow by 10%. With a new direct flight available from Melbourne to Santiago, Chile is more accessible to Australians than ever before.

With beautiful destinations such as the amazingly beautiful city of Santiago, the Atacama Desert in the North, the fjords of Tierra del Fuego in southern Patagonia, and Torres del Paine National Park, it is no wonder that the country recently won the title of “South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination” at the 2016 World Travel Awards.

Chimu Adventures is an Australian owned company that offers fully flexible, guaranteed travel itineraries to Latin America. Chimu Adventures offers the perfect package for those wanting to experience some of the best that Chile has to offer.

The 8-day “Secrets of Chile” Adventure package is priced from $3,720 and allows you to take in the colours and flavours of Chile. You will be guided to explore the history and culture of Santiago, and sample amazing food and wine whilst hiking the Casablanca Valley. Travellers also get to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Valparaiso and discover the ancient cultures and traditions of Atacama Desert.

For more information on adventure packages available visit www.chimuadventures.com

Autumn Laklem
Autumn Laklem
Autumn is fresh out of university with a passion for travel and music. Growing up in both Thailand and Australia she is always keen to try new things and experience new places and cultures. Her background in a country that is rich in culture and amazing food and scenery has fostered a desire to seek out local hotspots in any place she goes to in order to truly experience the local highlights of the area. Currently based on the Gold coast, she is enjoying time with family whilst seeking out new adventures and opportunities.

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