Observatory Tour – Stargazing
Stargazing…the Chilean Sky is famous for its crystal clear vision of the infinity of our universe. Let yourself be taken out of this world getting a glance of the immense skies above us, not even lifting a foot off the ground.
This private observatory located in the Andes just a 40-minute drive from Santiago and offers an impressive introduction into the world above and around us. You will be warmly received by our hosts for our boutique tour.
First, an experienced astronomer will take you through a presentation with interesting and astounding facts about the universe, the planets, and the stars. Did you know Chile is the capital of astrotourism and according to experts the best place on earth for stargazing?
Then, we get to leave the theoretic part behind and get an opportunity to observe the night sky with our own eyes. Moving onwards in technology we use binoculars, and then bigger telescopes, until we finally get to use the high-tech telescopes of the observatory.
To bring you back down to earth, you will be served wine, cheese, and other refreshments at the end of the tour. Then you will also have the opportunity to join in discussion with the other members of the group, in order to share your experience.
As a preparation for your tour, please download the application Unistellar for Android or Iphone.
- Winter (May-Sept): pick up between 17.00 & 18.00
- Summer (Oct-April): pick up between 18.00 & 19.30
- Drive time is about 40 minutes from Santiago – tour itself lasts 3 hours
Why different pick up times?
During summer and summer the sun sets at different times.
Our tour is unique as our astronomer lets us stargaze in broad day light before the sun sets – that is why we need to arrive before sunset.
This tour can be combined perfectly with the Santiago City Highlights Tour, Andes Day Hike or Horseback Riding Tour.
Check out our blog for some more information about stargazing in Chile!
Available on all evenings of the week.
Minimum 2 people.
Special group discounts:
- 3-4 people: 10% off
- 5 or more people: 20% off
What to wear?
Sweater or long sleeves for the evening.
2 days before it starts for a full refund, with no refunds after that. In case the meteorological conditions are not favourable, an alternative gourmet Stargazing Experience is provided, unless we can reschedule to another evening.
The observatory relies on sophisticated electronic equipment that unfortunately cannot operated when there’s a risk of showers, even light ones. In that case, our astronomer offers to show you photographs of different key-objects in the sky and to observe the sun and other constellations online through telescopes located around the world. You are cordially invited for a tour around the private facilities and enjoy the premium wine, homemade bread, cheese & other refreshments in order to create a gourmet alternative Stargazing experience.