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Address: Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Phone Number:
+56 2566278

We started operating in San Pedro in 2003 (ten years ago) and now have the...

We started operating in San Pedro in 2003 (ten years ago) and now have the largest public observatory in South America. We offer tours in different languages (english french and spanish) by guides who are competent in astronomy and who do speak these languages natively. If you want to observe through the sky through the largest visual telescopes in South America, and see the marvels of our universe, we are the place.

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Great tour

I really enjoyed this tour, the Canadian guy is very nice and knowledgeable. Make sure you book in advance. The first part would've been much nicer if we could've been laying down... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour, the Canadian guy is very nice and knowledgeable. Make sure you book in advance. The first part would've been much nicer if we could've been laying down looking at the sky instead of standing still.

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Might be good for novices but crowded, boring and rushed tour by Alain Maury’s wife. If you know some French, do take the tour with Alain Maury. He’s much more interesting and funnier. I must admit that I did not find the sky as beautifully clear as I had hoped for, although we were in a new moon phase. I... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best tour I've had in the Atacama desert. Had astonishing views of the night sky and many celestial bodies. The guides were friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. They've got the best telescopes in the region, some of which were built by themselves. Expect to see planets, nebulas, star clusters and so on. And don't forget... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had a tour with a Canadian guide who seemed to know all about the universe! We had a great view of the night sky and he explained us the most important star constellations in a very informative and entertaining way. We could also use telescopes to look at Jupiter, the moon, the Orion constellation and much more. In the... More 

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The Netherlands
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing tour done in a very professional way! We decided to book it last moment and it was worth every penny! The couple to whom the area belongs is extremely knowledgeable and they have guided the whole group in the best way possible! A must do if your here in the area!

Thank LeaTheGlobalTrotter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting and well arranged tour. Usually the group is maximum 20 persons which is just ok. The first part of the tour there is a lot of explanation about the universe, planets and they also point out the zodiac signs (just for fun). Some of the guides apparently sometimes "off-topic" but ours (a Canadian guy) made... More 

Thank Edwin v
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was a great tour that mixed a lot of astronomy with entertainment and ended with great cup of hot chocolate. So this is really a tour for everyone no matter how less you know about the stars. We picked the tour bus from pre-specified location at midnight and were driven into a place with multiple telescopes already setup. The... More 

Thank Binit M
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I loved the tour. The scenery with the dark mountains, the telescopes and the endless Atacama sky was simply perfect. The Canadian guide did a great job explaining the basics of astronomy and showing the most important objects in the night sky. On the other hand he was also able to answer more detailed astronomy questions if you were interested.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The astronom, a Canadian guy, used the first 45 min. telling lame jokes about Trump, people who don't like hot chocolate,and other non-astronomy related jokes, which we found disappointing. The part where you looked into the telescopes was interesting, but to short, and the Q&A for the astronom, was basicially 4 questions. We expected more in-depth information about the objects... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our Canadian guide was friendly, funny and provided valuable and unique information. The telescopes were awesome and even with a moderate size group we found plenty of time to enjoy the planets, dying stars, supernovas and more. Wear your warmer clothes as everything's at night and you're not too-active, but they also have nice big warm blankets and a tasty... More 

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