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San Pedro de Atacama: Traditional Ethnoastronomy Experience

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Ruta Chile

San Pedro de Atacama: Traditional Ethnoastronomy Experience

Activity provider: Ruta Chile

From US$ 49 per person

Get picked up from your hotel by night and drive out of San Pedro de Atacama for a magical sky-reading tour. Gaze at the Milky Way and understand the unique worldview of the native Andes people.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Marvel at the majestic night sky from a beautiful location outside of San Pedro
  • Observe everything in great detail with the help of high-end telescopes
  • Discover how local people have interpreted the night sky for centuries
  • Learn about every figure in the sky and the traditional meaning behind them
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Experience the night sky from a mindblowing perspective, by witnessing an interpretation done by local Andean readers. Head out of town for an insightful ethnoastronomy experience on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama. Gaze up at the stars through 3 professional telescopes.

Enjoy a transfer from your hotel and drive directly to the Ayllu de Solor, where your adventure awaits. Learn how native people have interpreted the sky for centuries, visualizing figures in each empty black space to represent animals, water, rivers, calendars, and other earthly objects.

Discover every figure with the help of three telescopes: a 16 Meade and two 18 and 20 Skywatchers. Find out what each of them means with a reading by a local expert. Hear about the importance of the journey after death and acquire an appreciation for the native religion and culture.

At the end of your experience, ride safely back to your hotel.

  • bilingual guide (Spanish and English),
  • individual night photograph (sent by email), in the case of an astrolunar tour (in periods of high moonlight, it will be taken only photo through the eyepiece of the telescope)
  • hot drinks and wine.
  • Local guide
  • Use of telescopes
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
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4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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The experience was wonderful, although it was not with the original provider. It was with astrotoursatacama. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge as well as answering all of our questions.

January 14, 2023

The tour went very smoothly. We were taken to a spot in the desert and given a beautiful tour of the night sky. I would 100% recommend this experience, it was one of the two highlights of our trip to San Pedro de Atacama!

January 11, 2023

Great tour!!!

December 25, 2022

Product ID: 432887