Total Solar Eclipse: Chile and the Skies of the Southern Hemisphere

Jun. 25 – Jul. 6, 2019 [waitlist only]

Tour Details

Number of days: 
12 days
Activity Level: 
Tour Operator: 
Royal Adventures
Tour Brochure 
Tour Description 
  • Witness a total solar eclipse in the north of Chile, home to world-class observatories
  • Go behind the scenes with special access to some of the most advanced and largest. optical observatories in the world: Paranal, and La Silla Observatories (pending final confirmation).
  • View the world’s highest major geyser field, El Tatio, against the snow-capped Andes
  • Enjoy, through Cal, entry to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world’s most powerful array of radio telescopes
  • Explore the Atacama Desert with some of the most extraordinary landscapes of our planet— snow-capped volcanoes, evaporated salt lakes, lagoons and hot springs
  • Look for Andean flamingos, vicuña, vicacha and other wildlife in the Atacama Desert
  • Relax in thermal springs in the Atacama Desert
  • Observe the dazzling evening skies of the Southern Hemisphere with large amateur telescopes
  • Visit the Elqui Valley and a Pisco distillery
  • Embark on a day cruise to Isla Damas to see penguins in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve
  • Spend a day in Chile’s wine country with lunch at a historic winery
  • Tour Santiago and its Pre-Columbian Museum
  • Cal’s lecturer Professor Basari will offer fascinating presentations and talks on astronomy and eclipses during the journey

Photo credit: ESO/C.Malin