- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
At sunset we start our trip to the inner valley of Elqui, by crossing the San Isidro town, we will get The Mamalluca Amateur Observatory, this special place permits to make direct observations of the universe.
- Pick up and transfer back to hotel
- Mamalluca fees
- Entry/Admission - Mamalluca Observatory
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located hotels in La Serena city, if your hotel is out of the pick up area, we will give ou a a meeting point.
Municipalidad de Vicuña, Dirección: San Martín S/N, Vicuña, Región de Coquimbo
Your hotel in La Serena
Monday to Sunday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Pueblo de artesanos de Vicuna, Gabriela Mistral 365, Vicuna Chile
We will begin our trip to the interior of the Elqui Valley at dusk, we will make a short stop in the city of Vicuña to formalize the entrance to the Mamalluca Amateur Observatory, in the respective municipal offices.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Mamalluca Observatory, Gabriela Mistral 260, Vicuna 1760000 Chile
Continuing 6 kilometers towards the northeast of the city and crossing the town of San Isidro, we will arrive at the Mamalluca Amateur Observatory. This Amateur Observatory is open to all public, but is subject to prior reservation. This special place allows to make direct observations of the Universe, the facilities have a dome with an electronic telescope of 12 inches in diameter, which allow to enjoy a pleasant night of contemplation of stars.
We will listen to a talk and projection of images about the universe and in particular about the Stars of the Southern Hemisphere, creating an atmosphere that fosters the friendly relationship of interested people and fans of astronomy with the universe of Galileo, later there will be a nocturnal observation of stars, stars, planets and galaxies, with the respective explanations.
The Southern Hemisphere is particularly interesting for astronomy, it is not accidental that four of the best and most advanced observatories of our planet, Tololo, Pachón, La Silla and Las Campanas are located in the cordilleran sector of the Coquimbo Region. These observatories, not open to the public for night visits, have adequate instruments for professional observation of astronomers.
The facilities are at 1200 meters altitude and away from the artificial light of the city, a diaphanous atmosphere, in optimal climatic conditions, with clean and stable skies most of the year, rigorously fulfilling the conditions for the correct observation of the stars
After enjoying two hours of observation of the Universe, we will begin the return to La Serena.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Bring warm clothing
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.