Guided tour

San Pedro de Atacama: Etno-Astronomical Tour

Guided tour

San Pedro de Atacama: Etno-Astronomical Tour

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From US$ 48.90 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM. Please wait outside of your accommodation. The shared pickup service will not take more than 30 minutes.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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. 
  • Pick up and drop-off in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Local guide
  • Telescope equipment
  • Hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and cake
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Binoculars

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

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Our guide was very competent and spoke excellent english and spanish. He was a solid driver and his understanding of the night sky was perfect. We heard that other tours in the area had been called off so were very happy to learn that ours went ahead on a crystal clear night

March 31, 2023

Felipe is such a wonderful guide! Very friendly (but professional) and knowledgeable. We went on an almost full moon so there wasn’t too much abundance of stars but Felipe managed to maximize the tour. He kept apologizing even though it wasn’t his fault! Thanks Felipe!

March 31, 2023

The stars and the telescope were incredible. Guide was a nice guy, but struggled to communicate clearly in English. I respect that fact that we were in HIS country, but still, the tour was billed as an English-language tour, and it wasn't possible to appreciate it fully.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 209091