Observatory Stargazing Tour from Santiago

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Observatory Stargazing Tour from Santiago
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If you are fascinated by the photos and pictures of light year distant planets, stars and galaxies far far away, then don’t miss this chance to get a glance of the famous Chilean clear skies only half an hour away from the city. The observatory is owned privately and located in the Andes. At this Observatory you will have the unique experience of partly stargaze in broad daylight. A unique experience because there is no other place in the world where this is being done.
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In Brief

Location:
Santiago, Chile
Country:
Chile
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Popular choice with kids
Editor's Pick
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Stop At: Andes Mountains, Santiago Chile

After arrival to this privately held Observatory in the middle of the Andes Mountains, you will be offered a glass of wine or other refreshment by our host. Followed by a brief presentation given by an experienced astronomer on where in the universe earth is located, complemented with astounding facts about planets, stars, galaxies and what can we expected to observe on the telescopes.

Next we begin the observation of the clear sky with our bare eyes and the guidance of our astronomer, we continue then with simple binoculars and move onwards in technology to bigger and higher tech telescopes until you finally get to see the beautiful celestial bodies on the astrophotography telescope. We will make sure you receive the pictures through e-mail!

To put your feet back on the ground, our host will serve you a glass of wine, cheese and other appetizers while you share your experiences and impressions with other members of the tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

  • Private transport
  • Bilingual guide
  • Welcome glass of wine
  • Explanation by astronomer
  • Boutique appetizers & wine
  • Entry/Admission - Andes Mountains

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Dinner
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Send us your hotel in Santiago and we will make sure you will be picked up!

In summer we pick you up around 19.00/ 19.30

(If you need to be picked up at the airport we will send you a driver at additional costs)

In winter we pick you up around 17.00

This is in order to use the last day light for stargazing in broad daylight.

Exact pick up times are determined by the astronomer and are communicated upon booking.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 3 recent reviews

If you are going to be in Santiago, do this. Period. A once in a lifetime experience you will never forget. Even if you have no interest in stars or planets you will love it. You will meet an incredibly charming and entheusiastic host, who takes care of your every need, is ebuillent and effusive and full of joy and wonder. Really, just do it. It may seem expensive, but cheaper than disneyland, and moch more memorable.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
The visit include transportation, snacks and a great observation of stars and other celestial bodies. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Really excellent. Privately owned observatory. Those in charge give you all of their time, enthusiasm and share their knowledge . They also provide nibbles and drinks ,great hospitality. Also the driver is amazing, a memorable journey up the mountainside. A really worthwhile evening trip.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2018

In Brief

Location:
Santiago, Chile
Country:
Chile
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Popular choice with kids
Editor's Pick