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San Pedro de Atacama: Etno-Astronomical Tour

1. San Pedro de Atacama: Etno-Astronomical Tour

Enjoy two different views of the night sky during your tour. The first will be the Western vision, which studies the universe, the brightness of the stars, and their planets. You can observe, with a telescope, objects in the solar system, deep space, and constellations. Learn about the cosmos and its formation.  Then, go on an ethnic astronomical journey to understand how the ancient inhabitants of the Andes interpreted the universe, the milky way, and the night sky. Many centuries before the arrival of the Spaniards, in the indigenous settlements of America, many wise observers of the universe interpreted the objects of the night sky. In all the black spaces, they observed figures that gave them information about their daily life including animals, water, rivers, schedules, and life after death. 

San Pedro de Atacama: Guided Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

2. San Pedro de Atacama: Guided Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

Let the brilliance of the dazzling cosmos take your breath away with this stargazing tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Stare through telescopes, learn about the universe, and share a glass of wine or coffee. Meet at Mal de Puna in the city center of San Pedro de Atacama and climb aboard a comfortable van. Relax on the drive to the Atacama Desert in a climate-controlled van. Stop at a location that is far from the light pollution of the city, allowing you to experience the incredible night sky. Look through telescopes to get a closer view of the stars and planets. Learn about the objects that you spot with the help of your guide. Immerse yourself in local culture as you guide shares the Andean cosmovision philosophy with you over a glass of Chilean wine or a cup of coffee. Be dropped off at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama with unforgettable memories of the breathtaking night sky. Take home 2 professional photos of your stargazing adventure.

San Pedro de Atacama: Traditional Ethnoastronomy Experience

3. San Pedro de Atacama: Traditional Ethnoastronomy Experience

Experience the night sky from a mindblowing perspective, by witnessing an interpretation done by local Andean readers. Head out of town for an insightful ethnoastronomy experience on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama. Gaze up at the stars through 3 professional telescopes. Enjoy a transfer from your hotel and drive directly to the Ayllu de Solor, where your adventure awaits. Learn how native people have interpreted the sky for centuries, visualizing figures in each empty black space to represent animals, water, rivers, calendars, and other earthly objects. Discover every figure with the help of three telescopes: a 16 Meade and two 18 and 20 Skywatchers. Find out what each of them means with a reading by a local expert. Hear about the importance of the journey after death and acquire an appreciation for the native religion and culture. At the end of your experience, ride safely back to your hotel.


4. Astrophotography

You will be meeting at a meeting point with your guide. The meeting point is Mal de Puna: Calle Licancabur; you will receive instructions before the tour. You will then drive to the outside of San Pedro where we have our observatory. There you will receive a talk about the sky and the andean cosmovision. You will then move into a session of night-pictures with our photographer. You will have a nice aperitivo with wine and piscosour while enjoying the sky. The drop-off will be in your hotel.

San Pedro de Atacama: Private Dinner Under the Stars

5. San Pedro de Atacama: Private Dinner Under the Stars

Begin the experience with pickup from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama and head into the middle of the desert sand dunes. You will be greeted by your personal chef, who made it to the finals of a Chilean TV show called Copa Culinária Carozzi. He will assist you in discovering Atacama via the taste buds.  You'll then be presented with your surprise, five-course dinner, all the dishes of which are made with regional, seasonal ingredients. All the menus will be paired with wine, beer, or infused water and the chef will explain to you the products and preparation. Opt to have a professional photographer there with you under the Milky Way, snapping photos to later serve as reminders of this perfect night. To round off the experience, choose to add on activities that will make the night that much more special. If the add-ons are selected, enjoy live music typical of the region played while you enjoy dinner and/or an astronomical explanation after dinner from a local. With the latter add-on, learn about the Linckan Antai culture, its heritage, and how they used the skies as a guide. After the amazing evening, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Antofagasta Region

Felipe is such a wonderful guide! Very friendly (but professional) and knowledgeable. We went on an almost full moon so there wasn’t too much abundance of stars but Felipe managed to maximize the tour. He kept apologizing even though it wasn’t his fault! Thanks Felipe!

The tour went very smoothly. We were taken to a spot in the desert and given a beautiful tour of the night sky. I would 100% recommend this experience, it was one of the two highlights of our trip to San Pedro de Atacama!

Our guide, Felipe, was incredible. We learned so much in that evening and the sky was incredible. I would totally recommend this tour.

Clearest night skies I've ever seen in my life. A must on any itinerary in San Pedro

Great guide! Highlighted lots and was very patient