Learn about and experience the world’s most amazing view of the night sky in the Atacama desert.
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For centuries, astronomers and observers have traveled from all over the world to view the universe from the Atacama desert. Due to the uniquely clear skies almost all year around, they come to experience the cosmos in a way that can’t be experienced anywhere else.
In this ethno-astronomy tour, you will experience the night sky through an Andean lens, the same lens that is still observed and recognized by native Atacameños. You will leave knowing the name and significance of every constellation, and with knowledge and respect for the native people and their beliefs. The astronomer-guide will also take you through a brief history of how the Greek view of the stars has changed over the years and what we know now about our spectacular universe!
This tour will pick you up at your place of lodging between 20:00 and 20:30 (8:00pm and 8:30pm). The tour ends around 23:00 (11:00 pm).
The Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour is divided into three parts:
Both English and Spanish guides are available.
When the moon is full or close to full (+/- 3 days from the full moon), the regular stargazing tour is not possible, since the moon is too bright, but you can instead do a Moon Tour! The Moon Tour has the following rough itinerary:
The Moon Tour, instead of the Stargazing Tour, runs on the following dates:
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.