More and more Australians have been becoming interested in South America. And, why not? The continent boasts of some of the most incredible landmarks in the world and dotted with colourful cities and amazing culture.
Some of the most famous bucket list destinations in South America have recently piqued the interest of Aussie travellers. Chimu Adventures, a travel agency specialized in operating tours in Antarctica and Central and South America, has claimed that five destinations have particularly been at the centre of attention. The popular destinations are Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, the Amazon, Machu Picchu, and Galapagos Islands.
The tour operator has singled these out as the ‘Big 5’ bucket list destinations. You can grab a tour as a range of itineraries are currently on sale.
Previously, most Australians used to visit South America for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. However, there’s a shift in that trend too! According to the data from Chimu Adventures and research findings from Roy Morgan, 32% of the total Aussie travellers have visited more than one destinations in their last trip to the continent.
Chimu Adventures’ co-founder, Greg Carter, said that travellers these days come back to South America for two, three, and even four times. Previously, Aussie holidayers showed this tendency only for the Asian and European destinations.
The South American tours used to be something that people could afford only once in their lifetime. However, the more flight options, reduction in airfares, and the economic stability of the continent have combinedly contributed to changing the scenario.