Tour Astronómico
Cielo estrellado en San Pedro de Atacama
Observación astronómico en Atacama

Astronomical Tour

Operative tour

Take this Astronomical Tour in the Atacama Desert, one of the best places in the world for the observation of the night sky.


Price per person:

CLP$ 20.000 por persona.

Times:

21:00 PM to 23:30 PM and 23:00 PM to 01:30 AM

Duration:

2 hours and a half.


Included:

Shared transport, Spanish guide and Pickup at the hotel (urban area). You have to wait in the hotel entrance so we can optimize time

What to bring:

Warm clothing

Weather:

Subject to weather conditions

Restrictions:

Minimum age required of 2 years old

Cancellation and rescheduling policy:

24 hours.


Price

  • Adult: CLP$ 20.000 per person.
  • Children: CLP$ 16.000 per person.


*Children’s rate valid between the ages of 6 and 12. No charge for children between the age of 2 and 5. Once you’ve made the booking, write at reservas@denomades.com to indicate name, passport number and nationality of the child travelling without cost.


We will pick you up at your hotel to go to the place where we will enjoy this Astronomical Tour under one of the best skies in the world for studying astronomy.


The activity will be separated into three stages. One corresponds to a talk to learn basic concepts about astronomy. In other stage, we will gaze at the sky with naked eye to learn how to identify the cardinal points and some zodiacal constellations, besides information about Andean cosmovision. The last stage includes observation with telescopes and binoculars in the open air, so we can identify the objects that are out in the sky while we are taking part in the activity. Among these objects are planets, binary stars, and open and globular clusters. After that, we will return to San Pedro de Atacama.


*Remember following all health protocols indicated by the tour operator.


*The order of the stages can change without any notice.


*The pickup service included is nor carried out from/to accommodations located outside the urban area of San Pedro de Atacama, accommodations located at ayllus close to San Pedro de Atacama (Quitor, Yaye, Checar, Sequitor, Solor and Coyo) nor accommodations in the town of Toconao.


FAQ


  • Which is the difference between the Astronomical Tour and the Astrophotography Tour?

The Astronomical Tour is focused on the astronomical observation with a telescope, while the Astrophotography Tour is focused on taking professional pictures with the stars as background.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is located the place where we will make the tour?

    The place where the activity is made is in a close plot, fifteen minutes from the city of San Pedro de Atacama. It is important to get away from the areas with too much light, so we can have the least amount of light pollution as possible for the astronomical observation.

  • What happens with the tour in case of cancellation?

    A cancellation could happen because of weather conditions and in these cases corresponds a full refund of what you paid for the booking. If you are available to reschedule the tour, you will be able to do it without any problem, depending on the availability.

  • Is there any difference with the observation depending on the departure I take?

    None. Only the position in which the bodies are at the time you take the tour. You will be able to see the same bodies and constellations, with the corresponding explanations of the guides.

  • Does the tour include some picture?

    There is the possibility to include an individual picture with a star background that costs CLP$ 3,000. You have to pay it in cash, directly on the place of the tour.

  • Which is the difference between the Astronomical Tour and the Astrophotography Tour?

    The Astronomical Tour is focused on the astronomical observation with a telescope, while the Astrophotography Tour is focused on taking professional pictures with the stars as background (without telescope observation).

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