With the absence of light pollution and favourable climate, The Elqui Valley provides fantastic opportunities to view the night time sky.
El Pangue Observatory
El Pangue Observatory, Chile
El Pangue observatory is located ten miles to the south of Vicuña, in the middle of the Elqui valley, just an hour and a half from La Serena. This is a unique place, the only human constructions visible from El Pangue are the scientific observatories Cerro Tololo and Gemini.
The visit to this observatory begins with an introductory talk made by one of the observatory guides. The talks are very clear and instructive and they only work with small groups in order to make everyone to understand and participate in a better way. Group sizes are limited to just 12 people ensuring an intimate experience, although it may be conducted in both English and Spanish. The tour includes pick up and drop offs from your hotel in the Elqui Valley and typically takes place between 9pm and midnight.
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Other experiences in Elqui Valley
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, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.