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.
- Winter (May-Sept): pick up between 17.00 & 18.00
- Summer (Oct-April): pick up between 19.00 & 20.00
- 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.
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.