Elqui Domos, Elqui Valley, Chile
Elqui Domos consists of seven two-storey domes each with a downstairs living area and bathroom and an upstairs bedroom with detachable roof. Each also has an ample terrace and several windows which open out to the stars. The hotel has also recently added four wooden cabins, known as 'Observatories' offering panoramic views of the valley and night time sky.
The focus here is on the appreciation of the area's fabulous skies with daily private astronomic tours during the evening. Night time horse rides, telescope handling and operating sessions can be organised through the hotel as can bike rental, daytime horse rides and car rental.
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Situated around 120km from La Serena in a stunningly quiet corner of the Elqui Valley this eco lodge has dedicated itself to preserving the local culture and traditions.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area 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 also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
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.
With the absence of light pollution and favourable climate, The Elqui Valley provides fantastic opportunities to view the night time sky.