Country Description

Atlantic and Pacific, Old World and New World, past and present, visiting Chile will be like stepping off of the plan and onto the crossroads of the world. Step back 200 years as you walk the hallways of the historic Metropolitan Cathedral and Moneda Palace in Santiago. Stroll through the Parque Forestal and explore the Museum of Modern Art, home to some of the world’s most exciting modern artwork…Along the way, sample the local cuisine that brings together the cooking styles of the several European and South American cultures. After the bustling sights and sounds of Santiago, experience a variety of Chile’s natural wonders, from the glaciers of Patagonia to the other-worldly Strait of Magellan. The Atlantic and Pacific come together in one of the most dangerous but historically significant waterways in the world. Walk along the coastline and say “Hello” to the locals!

Chile features one of the most successful and stable economies in all of South America. Natural resources provide one of the most important sources of revenue for the country – especially with regards to its mining sector – with Codelco, a state-owned mining company, serving as the world’s largest copper producer. In addition to mining, Chile generates considerable revenue from agriculture, perhaps most famously from its thriving and very highly-rewarded wine industry, Perhaps most intriguingly, the country is a world leader in the growing field of aquaculture.