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Chile - Astronomic Journey

(9 Days)

Santiago | Santa Cruz | Elqui Valley | San Pedro de Atacama

Day Routing
01 Santiago de Chile

Upon arrival in Santiago, transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour through the contrasting capital, including San Francisco Church, the central market, the pre-Columbian museum and the viewpoint of Cerro San San Cristóbal.

02 Santiago - Santa Cruz

Full day excursion to the Colchagua Valley inclusive visit of two wineries, tour and winetasting. Fascinating stargazing in the observatory of vineyard Santa Cruz is waiting for the guests (transfers on private basis; tour, winetasting and ovservatory SIC).

03 Santa Cruz - Santiago - La Serena - Elqui Valley

Flight to La Serena, located in the north of Santiago de Chile. Transfer to the hotel in the Elqui Valley. In the evening guests go stargazing in the hotels own observatory (SIC).

04 Elqui Valley

Excursion to the mystical and fascinating Elqui Valley   inclusive visit of a Pisco distillery with guided tour and taste. After a stop in the village Horcón, famous for beautiful handicrafts, the guests continue to Vicuña, the capital of the Elqui Valley. In the evening excursion to the planetarium of Alfa Aldea for star-gazing with wine, cheese and dried fruit tasting.

05 Elqui Valley - La Serena - Calama - San Pedro

Transfer to La Serena and flight to Calama via Santiago. Guests will be taken to Hotel Alto Atacama in San Pedro de Atacama. There they have the possibility to choose from the excursions program of the hotel.

06 San Pedro de Atacama

Excursion example: Visit the Salar de Atacama and the lagoons of Miscanti and Meñiques. In the evening guests will get an introduction to astronomy and look into the starry sky, where they will discover distant stars, planets and galaxies.

07 San Pedro de Atacama

Excursion example: Visit the hissing, bubbling and steaming geysers of El Tatio. With a little luck guests can watch Vicuñas, the wild relatives of llamas. On the way back guests can enjoy a relaxing bath in the beautiful hot springs of Baños de Puritama.

08 San Pedro de Atacama

Chosen excursion program in the morning. As highlight the guests will discover the glowing Valley of the Moon by bike at sunset.

09 San Pedro - Calama - Santiago

Transfer to Calama and flight to Santiago. End of the roundtrip and homebound flight.