Stretching east from the coastal town of La Serena, the Elqui Valley is a fertile carpet of green and home to Chile's famous Pisco production. Dotted with vineyards where you can taste this ubiquitous Chilean drink (or join the debate as to whether it is Peruvian!), the region has some excellent restaurants and “picadas” (small local restaurants) which serve everything from roasted goat to organic cuisine.
With some of cleanest air and clearest skies in Chile, the valley is home to myriad of futuristic observatories. Whether you are an amateur star-gazer or professional astronomer, this is one of the best places in the world to see the night-time sky.
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