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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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Private transportation
Air-conditioned vehicle
Snacks
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic Beverages
Soda/Pop
Parking Fees
Astrophotography (individual, couples & group pictures)
Use of Binoculars & Telescopes
Astrophotography Tutorial (bring your own DSLR camera & we'll teach you how to take great pictures)
Ancestral Ceremony & Farewell

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all our travelers from their accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama, alternatively we can pick them up at any restaurant or pub. At the end of the Tour, we drop them off their corresponding hotels.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Astronomy Atacama Lodge & Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama.

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star-5
A great time. enjoying the wonder of the nigth sky
Mark
, Mar 2020
Alex's infectious enthusiasm for both photography and astronomy made the whole experience fascinating, beautiful and above all fun. Highly recommended.
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Highly recommended!
Aileen_D
, Feb 2020
Great tour, Alex is super friendly and very knowledgeable. Delicious wine, delicious empanadas and beautiful stars - a wonderful evening! Thank you Alex!
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Highly recommend
Jason_S
, Feb 2020
Great experience! Alex is very passionate about what he does and it translates to a memorable night exploring the stars in the Atacama Desert. I highly recommend. We had to reschedule twice due to weather, and Alex was very communicative and accommodating. He also has a very cute dog, and a sweet mom who prepared empanadas for us.
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Chiles' best night out!
MaddyHam10
, Dec 2019
Absolutely loved this trip to see the stars. The visibility of the stars was so much greater than in San Pedro de Atacama, and the small group meant that we could ask questions and take plenty of turns at the telescopes. Alex was the highlight - his enthusiasm and knowledge were contagious and by the end of the evening it felt like we were saying good bye to a family member.
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Personalized astronomy
Sightsee551642
, Nov 2019
Alex (tour guide) has an amazing knowledge of astronomy. Tour began with photographing group and individuals against the Southern Hemisphere Milky Way, teaching photo techniques. Then viewing star clusters only visible from Southern Hemisphere. Alex’s parent’s provided wine, tea, and snacks. After viewing Alex printed out three photos per group and sent the rest to us via Snapchat or Dropbox. Best tour in Atacama.
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Amazing tour to view the galaxy and have a great set of photographs
leo a
, Nov 2019
Alex was an amazing thorough and thoughtful guide with an impeccable grasp of his subject matter (the entire night sky!) and also an ability to take some truly jaw dropping photographs to ensure that the experience is coded for all time. The very intimate group setting and the really tasty cheese empanadas were not expected, but were greatly appreciated. This tour is highly highly recommended to anybody hoping to spend a wonderful evening under the amazing Atacama sky
star-5
Thank you Alex.
CoCoCHAN
, Jun 2019
Alex is so great! His presentation was wonderful and you just like talking to an astronomer with a lot of fun! Amazing sky, awesome night! Brian and Coco
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Brian & Coco, it was a pleasure to have you all in our tour. We sincerely hope you always remember the experience with us :D
star-5
Altamente recomendada!Experiência instrutiva, instigante, fascinante e divertida!
Bruno T
, Oct 2019
Descrição completa da experiência: Agendei meu tour para uma noite de Lua Nova. Alex, o astrônomo responsável pelo tour, pontualmente buscou-me em meu hotel. Fomos em 5 pessoas até um local distante do centro da cidade. De imediato é possível constatar o magnífico céu estrelado da região, sendo possível visualizar a Via Láctea a olho nu com facilidade! A seguir, conhecemos o pai e a mãe de Alex, de origem indígena, bem como o lindo cachorrinho da família. Foi feito um agradecimento a mãe terra, conforme costume indígena. Em seguida, fomos tirar nossas astrofotografias para aproveitar a posição privilegiada que se encontrava a Via Láctea no momento. O pai de Alex nos preparou o tradicional chá de folhas de coca, bem como nos serviu vinho chileno. Faz frio à noite, mas havia mantinhas para quem quisesse. As astrofotos foram tiradas em grupo, em casal e também individuais, sem pressa, com a Via Láctea ao fundo, ou mesmo a Grande e Pequena Nuvem de Magalhães, e ainda a Nebulosa Laguna aparecendo nas fotos! Alex dava sugestão de poses legais e também pudemos usar o laser pointer para "desenhar" nas fotos. A câmera ficava em exposição por 30s e após isso é possível visualizar o resultado imediatamente no monitor em um monitor, podendo tirar um bom número de fotos cada um. Após a sessão de fotos, passamos a observação celeste. Alex usava o laser point para indicar a posição de objetos astronômicos que iriamos observar, com uso de potentes telescópios e também de binóculos. Ainda, Alex com ajuda de um tablet e de um software, dava-nos uma prévia do que iríamos ver e também fazia explicações científicas. Visualizamos pelos telescópios o planeta Júpiter, (inclusive sua mancha!), o planeta Saturno e seus anéis, um aglomerado globular(47 Tucanae), as plêiades, o aglomerado da Borboleta e a nebulosa Laguna! Após as observações, tivemos um café com bolachas, chocolate quente, biscoitos, bem como a mãe de Alex nos preparou empanadas típicas. Alex nesse momento nos mostra em tempo real a técnica utilizada para tratamento das astrofotografias, e ainda pudemos escolher uma entre nossas fotos para ser impressa e levarmos! Ganhamos ainda, de brinde, um pacote de folhas de coca usadas para chá! Após o café,ainda observamos a galáxia de Andrômeda e a galáxia de Escultor! Terminado o tour, fomos deixados em nossas hospedagens. As astrofotos são enviadas por e-mail no dia seguinte, bem como um vídeo no qual as estrelas de nossas fotos se movem!

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