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Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour provided by Turavion North - Excursions & Transfers

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Overview
The San Pedro de Atacama desert is widely hailed as one of the best places in the world to stargaze. Guarantee the best views of the night sky on a stargazing tour led by a professional astronomer. You’ll have access to more than 10 high-powered telescopes and have the chance to upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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San Pedro de Atacama
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    Atacama Dessert
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Travellers will have the opportunity to visit and visualize the most amazing stargazing experience in San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama
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Highlights
  • See the night sky in a different light on a stargazing tour from San Pedro de Atacama
  • Use specialised equipment that you may not normally have access to
  • Heighten your knowledge of the night sky with an astronomer guide
  • Upgrade to include hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
Important Information
Departure Point
San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of telescopes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • It is recommended that you bring a warm jacket, mittens/gloves, a scarf and a hat
  • Note: This tour does not operate during full-moon nights
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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wowbagger2 wrote a review Nov 2018
9 contributions17 helpful votes
Don't be fooled, this is a tourist trap. Your "tour" starts with 30 other people in a bus, you'll be driven about 10 minutes out of town where there are several other groups doing the exact same "tour" thing and then it will dawn on you, you're caught in a somewhat expensive
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Date of experience: November 2018
n2history wrote a review Nov 2018
St. Louis, MO602 contributions226 helpful votes
This tour is decent enough if you set your sights (i.e., temper your expectations) correctly. Some of the 2.5 hours includes the bus ride from and to town--fair enough. However, Space tours is actually running three tour groups at the telescopes at the same time. That means
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Date of experience: November 2018
Arthur S wrote a review Apr 2018
Canada70 contributions48 helpful votes
Dr. Maury is a fabulous entertainer and a brilliant guide to the cosmos. He conveys his vast knowledge with humour and holds every second of his guests' attention. This tour is an essential part of any visit to San Pedro. There are other places offering astronomy tours, but we
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Date of experience: March 2018
danyul17 wrote a review Mar 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom34 contributions13 helpful votes
We did an evening star gazing tour and it was brilliant, probably the highlight of our stay in San Pedro! We were shown lots of constellations with a laser pointer and then looked through the telescopes to see Jupiter, Mars, star clusters and a couple of Nebulae. Breath-taking!
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Caroline G wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom295 contributions76 helpful votes
We went to the office as soon as we arrived in San Pedro and we were lucky enough to fit on to a tour for the same evening (they are very booked up so wouldn't recommend risking this! I think we squeezed in on a cancellation). The staff were helpful and told us when to come back
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Date of experience: January 2018
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By: Turavion North - Excursions & Transfers
wowbagger2
917
Amusingly Ridiculous
Don't be fooled, this is a tourist trap. Your "tour" starts with 30 other people in a bus, you'll be driven
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n2history
289226
Not enough telescope time
This tour is decent enough if you set your sights (i.e., temper your expectations) correctly. Some of the 2.5
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Arthur S
Canada
6948
The Very Best Astronomy Experience
Dr. Maury is a fabulous entertainer and a brilliant guide to the cosmos. He conveys his vast knowledge with humour
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danyul17
Bristol, United Kingdom
3413
Magic!
We did an evening star gazing tour and it was brilliant, probably the highlight of our stay in San Pedro! We were
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Caroline G
London, United Kingdom
20476
Space are a great company and the tour was incredible
We went to the office as soon as we arrived in San Pedro and we were lucky enough to fit on to a tour for the same
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Luuk A
Haarlem, The Netherlands
6914
Wonderful dessert astronomy night
Recommended by our hostel and with a more inviting price as the well-reviewed but almost 3 times more expensive
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Nick G
New York City, New York
3213
Amazing stargazing tour!
What a great stargazing tour. Have never done anything like it. Our Canadian guide was hilarious and extremely
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Claire12328
London, United Kingdom
144
Do this! - you won't regret it.
Words don't do this trip justice. Just do it. There are 11 different telescopes that you looks through - and there
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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