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Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

San Pedro de Atacama, North Chile, Chile

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US$55.72
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24 hours
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3 hours 30 minutes
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Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See the sights illuminated at night

Overview

Meet your group at the astronomy agency in downtown San Pedro de Atacama, or enjoy hotel pickup (if round-trip option selected), and head to Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. Little rainfall, clear skies and the high altitude make this place an ideal choice for stargazing. You'll arrive at a park of telescopes, the largest public observatory in South America.
Your astronomer-guide opens your 2.5-hour tour by explaining how to understand what you see in the sky with the naked eye. Learn about the zodiac, what makes a constellation and how to read a map of the sky. Your astronomer points out specific stars using a green laser.
Then, get acquainted with the 10 telescopes on-site, ranging in diameter from 8 to 24 inches (20 to 60 cm), each one aligned to provide different views of the sky.
As you move from telescope to telescope, capture mind-blowing views of stars and nebulae in vivid colors, close-ups of the moon and a glimpse into another galaxy altogether. Look for the rings of Saturn. When the moon is visible, you’ll be able to take pictures of it through the telescope using your digital camera. Your astronomer will be on-hand to readjust the telescopes as necessary and answer any questions about the sights you see.
Cap off your night of stargazing with a cup of hot chocolate before traveling back to San Pedro de Atacama.
Please note: The tour does not operate on full-moon nights.

Information

Includes:
  • Professional guide
  • Use of telescopes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup (if option not selected)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • It is recommended that you bring a warm jacket, mittens/gloves, a scarf and a hat
  • Note: This tour does not operate during full-moon nights
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Meeting Point

Departs from a central location in San Pedro de Atacama or from San Pedro de Atacama hotels
Departure Time:
6:30 PM
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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