Chile takes South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination title

The Chilean Tourism Board has cause for celebration after scooping the trophy for South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony.

The event recognises and celebrates individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.

This is the third year the accolade has been awarded to Chile and its little surprise why.

Chile has a wealth of adventure tourism for visitors to uncover from skiing down a volcano in Pucón, scuba-diving off Easter Island and ice-field walking in Patagonia, to taking a hot air balloon flight over the Atacama Desert and white water rafting on the Futaleufu River.

In the competition, Chile defeated Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay.

With this new recognition Chile will be part of the worldwide competition to become the World’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination, an award that the country won in 2016.