Astronomical Tour

per person CLP$ 25.000

Description

We offer the largest tourist observation center in South America.

This astronomical tour is offered every night, except for 5 nights a month when there is a full moon.

The tour allows people, without necessarily having previous knowledge, to understand how to look at the sky, as well as being able to observe our universe through powerful telescopes, from one of the best places on Earth to see the sky, the desert of Atacama.

The tours are carried out in 3 different languages: Spanish, English and French.

The passengers are transferred from the center of the town to the observatory located approximately 7 kms.

During the first part of this tour, we show the sky that we can see with the naked eye. So then we can understand what we are seeing, what is a constellation, how to learn from them, how to understand a map of the sky and recognize the main stars.

For this, a green laser pointer is used, which allows to indicate precisely which star is referred to in this stage of the tour.

The center of telescopes is the largest of any public observatory in South America (between 20 and 72 cm in diameter), aligned and maintained correctly in order to give the best possible images.

The tours culminate sharing a hot drink before returning to San Pedro.

The duration of the tours is two and a half hours.

We are in the desert and the nights are cold. It is very important to come well wrapped so as to enjoy the tour comfortably.

To have a quality tour, the number of passengers is usually limited to 24 people.

In case there is cloudiness on the day of the tour, the tour will be suspended and a 100% refund will be made to the passengers.

The tour price is 25,000 pesos per person and includes transportation to and from San Pedro, the tour and a hot drink.

The tour starts at the intersection of Domingo Atienza and Calle Steet, and when the passengers finish they are approached to their hotel.


Conditions

Departure:20:00
Duration:3 hours
    • Valid until April 30, 2021.
    • Entrance Tickets to The Parks or National Reserves are not included in the value of the Tour.
    • Valid rates for services at the indicated times.
    • Services apply with a minimum of passengers at the time of booking.
    • Rates per person subject to change.
    • For security and operational reasons, the schedules may be modified without prior notice.
    • In Excursions the collection is at the indicated hotel.
    • In transfer service, it applies from all hotels in San Pedro de Atacama (does not include Ayllus in the suburbs)
    • Excursions with bilingual guide Spanish and English.

    Conditions of Minors

    • Minimum age for tours of minors is 7 years, except Geysers del Tatio whose minimum age is 12 years.

    Cancellation or No show conditions

    • Cancellations 72 hours in advance without charge.
    • Cancellations within 48 hours are considered No Show, 100% charge

    Service Security Conditions

    • Whether due to weather conditions or route conditions (roads) that do not offer the minimum guarantees of safety for safe operation, our provider reserves the right to cancel the service

    Acceptance of Activity Risks

    • The passenger declares to know and understand the risks involved in participating in adventure tourism activities, which cannot be completely eliminated, even when there is compliance with security standards accredited by the service provider, which are intended to decrease the risks that the development of this activity involves.
    • It will be the duty of the adventure tourism service provider to inform of the conditions and requirements for the development of the activity, as well as, it is the duty of the participants who take an adventure tourism service to adequately inform themselves of the conditions in which the service is provided, of the minimum conditions that the participant must have before carrying out the activity and abide by the instructions that the company and guide in charge of the activity indicate.

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