The skies of northern Chile are world-renowned for their clarity and purity because they have a large number of nights per year with clear skies. It also has aparticularly dry climate, which is favorable for astronomical observation. Last but not least, our skies are free of air pollution.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: La Serena – Elqui Valley - Astronomical Tour of the Alfa Aldea Natural Planetarium

Transfer from Airport (Florida) – to the Terral Hotel.
Check in at hotel and free afternoon.

Night time departure from the Terral hotel to the Alfa Aldea Natural Planetarium.
The absence of light pollution and optimal weather conditions allow this place to offer a high-quality, personalized service to a more demanding public. We will observe the constellations of the open sky in a natural environment, led by an astronomical tour guide with a 12” telescope. (Stargazing with aperitif).
End of the tour and transfer to the hotel.


Day 2: Tour of the Elqui Valley – Mamalluca Tourist Observatory

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Elqui Valley tour.
We will enter the foothills of the Cordillera, where we will visit the museum of Gabriela Mistral (Nobel Prize in Literature 1945-1951) and the diaguita brewery. Later we will visit the village of Paihuano and then Montegrande, where we will visit the house-museum and tomb of Gabriela Mistral, as well as the old church. At the end of the tour we will head to the town of Pisco Elqui to visit the “Los Nichos” pisco distillery to learn about the production process and taste different varieties. Free afternoon.

Nighttime departure from the hotel to the Mamalluca Observatory.
Located 9 km northwest of Vicuña in the Elqui Valley, this observatory invites us to take a cosmic journey through sounds and images. Mamalluca has a 12“telescope donated by AURA featuring CCD detectors for electronic photography.
End of tour and hotel transfer.
Accommodations.

Day 3: La Serena –La Florida Airport

Breakfast.
Check Out in hotel.
Transfers to La Florida Airport.


  • Transfers from airport / hotel / airport.
  •  2 nights of accommodations in Hotel Terral.
  • Breakfast buffet.
  • Tour of the Elqui Valley with lunch.
  • Mamalluca Observatory Tour.
  • Alfa Aldea Natural Planetarium Astronomical Tour.
  • Airfare.
  • Meals.
  • Transfers and trips not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips.
  • Laundry.
RESTRICTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE PROGRAM

 

  • Itinerary subjectto change due toweather conditions.
  • The program is valid throughout the year.