Live an unforgettable experience in the driest place on earth. Observe the incredibly starry sky that cannot be witnessed anywhere else in the world.
The Atacama Desert is the best place to observe the starry night sky. Indeed, its altitude, dryness and low luminosity make it the ideal spot to observe planets, constellations, stars, and galaxies. Discover the Andean culture through astronomy on this Atacama Stargazing Tour!
Duration: 1.5 hour to 2 hours
Start time: 19:00 pm, 21:00 pm or 23:00 pm
Start/End location: Your hotel in San Pedro
Language: English or Spanish
Availability: Not available in February and around full moon phases
The Atacama Stargazing Tour will start with a short movie that gives an explanation of the Andean astronomy and modern astronomy. Then, you will go outside to observe the sky with the naked eye. The guide will show you the Greek constellations and the Andean constellations using a laser. He will also explain to you how the celestial sphere moves. After that, you will go inside a dome to observe through a large telescope distant objects such as star clusters, stars, and nebulae.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.