The Northern skies of Chile are famous for being some of the clearest in the World. The combination of an extremely dry climate, high altitude and the distance from any source of environmental pollution makes them a perfect and clear window into the Universe.
The experience of viewing the Atacama skies is truly impressive, visible even with the naked eye.
After meeting the guide in the reception the group will walk to the observation point, just five minutes away, along a dirt trail before reaching the steps that lead to the observation deck. There are some 50 stone steps to the top, and the trail is illuminated with hand rails on each side. The observation deck has six lounge chairs and the telescope. Once the group has assembled on the deck, the guide will give a 15-minute introductory briefing, before indicating planets, galaxies and the major stars and constellations of the southern sky, with the aid of a professional laser pointer. The guests are free to explore the galaxy as they wish, which is the advantage of a manually-operated telescope. Hot and cold drinks will be served during the experience. The return walk to the hotel takes the same route.
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Altitude: 2.490 meters above sea level
Acclimatization Required: None
Maximum Participancy: 6 guests per tour
Timetable May-September: 18:30-19:30 (Before dinner)
Timetable October-April: 21:00-22:00 (After dinner)
Note: Not available during a full moon, nor during the threes night prior to and after.