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5 Countries to Visit in 2017

April 11, 2017

New year, new resolutions and new travel bucket lists! The world is out there for you to discover. Need some ideas on where to travel to next? Contours Travel has got you covered.

1. Peru
One word: FOOD. Peru’s cuisine is among the most famous worldwide. In fact, three of the world’s top 30 restaurants are in Lima alone. As if that wasn’t enough, Peru has some of the most impressive Pre-Columbian ruins in all of Latin America including the iconic Machu Picchu.

2. Guatemala
Ancient ruins, volcanoes, rugged mountains and colonial towns await you in this marvellous but underappreciated destination. The fact that it still somewhat under-the-radar for many travellers means you will be able to enjoy all its many charms at a relaxed and unhurried pace.

3. Chile
Chile is a land of extremes: it has the driest desert on earth in the far north and boasts impressive fjords and glaciers in the Patagonian south. Chile is not only the ultimate paradise for nature lovers, it is also home to some of the world’s best wines, night skies and art scenes.

4. Argentina
Argentina has something for everyone. Whether it is hiking in Patagonia, marvelling at Iguazu Falls or sampling your way through Mendoza’s famous wines, you’re bound to find the perfect destination for you. Furthermore, the Australian dollar has risen 71% against the Argentinian peso in the last year, so it is now amazing value for money.

5. Suriname
Never heard of it? You are not alone. And the fact that it is still unknown means this is the ideal time to discover it. Capital Paramaribo will charm with its Dutch colonial houses but it is the heavily forested interior that will thrill any adventurer. Just as with Argentina, the Australian dollar is strong in Suriname (up 125% from a year ago) so if there has ever been a good time to travel there it is now.