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Atacama Stargazing Tour | Andean & Modern Astronomy

Live an unforgettable experience in the driest place on earth. Observe the incredibly starry sky that cannot be witnessed anywhere else in the world.

USD $57.00

Per Person

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Observe the Universe from the Atacama Desert

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!

Highlights

  • Observe the starry night sky without any pollution
  • Receive a scientific and ancestral knowledge about the sky
  • Be guided by a local Chilean guide

Tour Information

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

Itinerary

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.

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Coffee or hot chocolate

What to Bring

  • Warm clothing

Important Notes

  • If you wish to book the tour for a group of 5 people maximum, you will need to do it at least 5 days in advance. For a group of 14 people, you will need to book it 10 days in advance.
  • If you wish to book a private tour, you will need to do it 20 days in advance.
  • The hours and dates of the tours may be subject to change and the tours may be canceled due to weather conditions (cloudy sky).
  • Each month, the observatory closes 8-9 days because of the full moon.
  • To cancel this tour, you will need to email us at info@keteka.com at least 24 hours before the tour for a full refund.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile -22.910800, -68.200100

What Happens After I Book?

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.

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