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San Pedro de Atacama: Astronomical Tour

San Pedro de Atacama: Astronomical Tour

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From US$ 50 per person

Enjoy the most beautiful and darkest sky in the world in the middle of the Atacama Desert, which is the most arid on the planet.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Instructor
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please be ready for pickup outside your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Observe the sky in the Atacama Desert, one of the clearest in the world
  • Learn about the stars, celestial bodies, and the universe
  • Admire full and bright constellations
  • Use the telescope with the help of your guide
Full description
Enjoy two different views of the night sky during your tour. The first will be the Western vision, which studies the universe, the brightness of the stars, and their planets. You can observe, with a telescope, objects in the solar system, deep space, and constellations. Learn about the cosmos and its formation.  Then, go on an ethnic astronomical journey to understand how the ancient inhabitants of the Andes interpreted the universe, the milky way, and the night sky. Many centuries before the arrival of the Spaniards, in the indigenous settlements of America, many wise observers of the universe interpreted the objects of the night sky. In all the black spaces, they observed figures that gave them information about their daily life including animals, water, rivers, schedules, and life after death. 
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Local guide
  • Telescope equipment
  • Hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and cake
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour does not go ahead during a full moon or on a cloudy night
  • Please note that the tour is weather dependent and in the case of bad weather you will be offered another option or a full refund
  • Pick up and drop-off is available from accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The guide very well, friendly and had knowledge and management of the subject. The bad thing was that we had a full moon and the stars were not visible. Only a few were seen. They should not do the astronomical tour on full moon days.

April 18, 2022

Excellent tour, sebastian took the time to explain everything we needed and some bonus tips for astrophoto. I highly recommend!

April 10, 2022

Felipe knew how to understand the type of participants and adopted the explanations in order to interest them. I recommend.

February 26, 2022

Product ID: 209091