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View of the Milky Way from the Atacama Desert

Astronomical Tour

Join a shared excursion to observe the vast night skies of the Atacama Desert. The altitude of the town as well as the remote location makes this one of the best spots for astronomy, for both amateurs and experts alike.

The tour starts with a brief geographical explanation of the sky and the main constellations as well as their historical and religious significations.

You will be able to use the large open-air telescopes to observe the southern Milky Way, possibly including a glimpse of Saturn's rings and moon craters, before returning to San Pedro for a warming drink.

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Other experiences in San Pedro de Atacama

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Laguna Cejar & Salar de Atacama
    Volcano Licancabur from San Pedro de Atacama

    Laguna Cejar & Salar de Atacama

    Laguna Cejar & Salar de Atacama

    The day begins by heading south from San Pedro de Atacama to Cejar Lagoon (the floating lagoon). This small lagoon has impressive white edges of crystallized salt and is intensely turquoise in color, providing a home for flamingos and tagua birds.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.