It is commonly known that the San Pedro de Atacama sky is one of the purest of the planet. Various international astronomy projects have set their study base in the area, for it is well known that the low degree of humidity surrounding the salars of Atacama limit the formation of clouds and therefore permit a great observation of the sky by night, making it a very attractive activity for tourists during the whole year.
Many travelers arrive equipped of their own telescope to enjoy the sky by night but for those who like to travel light, there is a good number of agencies offering the stellar viewing experience.
The Astronomic Tour is one of the favourite tours for the night sky lovers, no matter how fanatic or professional they are about the topic. The tour consists of a detailed talk about astronomic observation exposing the scientific principles as well as the ancestral cosmo-vision of native people from the area (the Licanantay). By means of high-quality telescopes you will be able to observe in detail the stars of the San Pedro sky along with a cocktail drink.
In the case you want to bring back a memory of the amazing nocturnal sky along with you, an Astro-photography tour is also possible. In addition to the detailed explications about astronomy, a specialist in astrophotography will render of this unforgettable night.
If you wish to visit San Pedro you should have in mind that for most of the sightseeing trips you will be doing there is an entrance fee to access the sites. The fees are covered by organizations representating local originary people in order to help preserving natural sites.
For further information concerning the walks and tours feel free to contact us via our email, our social network or directly at the Casa Voyage reception so we can help you to plan the tours and excursions you are interested in depending on your time and preferences.