Chile
Home > South America > Chile > Norte Chico > Vicuña > Vicuña Activities > Mamalluca Observatory Tour
Page Rating
Content Quality:

Page Importance:
Author Pick:
Close Map

Book a Hotel or Hostel

Hotels Hostels & Budget
Country

City

Check in Date

Check out Date

Number of Rooms
Adults
Children

Top Chile
Contributors

Mamalluca Observatory Tour - Other Activity Vicuña - Chile

The skies above the Elqui Valley are astoundingly clear for more than 300 days each year. This makes the valley one of the top spots on the globe for astronomical observation. The top observatories offer expensive, technical daytime tours for astronomy aficionados. But, the Mamalluca Observatory just outside of Vicuña provides all visitors with the chance to look at the valley’s pristine night sky through some very nice equipment.

 

The observatory offers two tours: the Basic Astronomy tour, which pairs explanations of astronomical scientific findings with an observation session through the observatory’s telescope, and the Andean Cosmovision tour, which looks at the sky through the eyes of the ancient civilizations to the tune of traditional Andean music.

Arrange departures for both tours from the downtown office. Visitors can take their own vehicle, but they must follow in convoy. The shuttle costs CLP 1.500.

 

Departure Hours:

Basic Astronomy: 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m., 2:30 a.m.

Andean Cosmovision: 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 1:15 a.m., 3:15 a.m.

Location:
Cerro Mamalluca office: Gabriela Mistral 260


Vicuña, Chile

Other Activity Types:
Astronomy

Contact Information:
Phone: (51) 411352
Fax: (51) 209138 or 411255
E-mail: reserves (at)remove-this.mamalluca.org



Here are other activities in and around Vicuña that may be of interest: Capel Piscera and Activities Overview: Vicuña .








By Lauren Yero
I am a recent liberal arts graduate who travels as a compulsion. I have lived in several regions of the US as well as briefly abroad in England and...
02 Jul 2009




Top Places to go in Latin America - as rated by V!VA Members
You must register as an owner for access to these listing tools and benefits.

Notification of new reviews: receive your latest reviews by e-mail

Customized request-a-review link: encourage guests to spread the word about your property

Our owners' newsletter: stay informed about our latest tools and benefits for you

User login

Enter your username and password here in order to log into the website:

Login
 

Create a new V!VA account

Forgot Password