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Address: Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2566278
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Description: We started operating in San Pedro in 2003 (ten years ago) and now have the...
We started operating in San Pedro in 2003 (ten years ago) and now have the largest public observatory in South America. We offer tours in different languages (english french and spanish) by guides who are competent in astronomy and who do speak these languages natively. If you want to observe through the sky through the largest visual telescopes in South America, and see the marvels of our universe, we are the place.
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We took the English speaking tour which was led by a Canadian guy. The tour guide was very informative and humorous. You start the the tour by looking at the sky with your naked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We took the English speaking tour which was led by a Canadian guy. The tour guide was very informative and humorous. You start the the tour by looking at the sky with your naked eye which is very clear in the Atacama desert. The tour guide points out with the help of a laser pointer certain stars, zodiac signs and... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were lucky enough to stargaze the night we arrived in San Pedro thanks to a cancellation in the group booking - it was unreal!! Les' enthusiasm is infectious, he's also hilarious so the night was super entertaining as well as in informative, we learnt so much about the stars and galaxies and planets and more importantly SAW them all... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our first star gazing tour and cannot wait to do it again!! Our guide, Les, from Canada has extensive knowledge about space and was patient to answer all our random questions and was very funny. It was the most amazing experience in Atacama and WE LOVED IT!!

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our guide, Les, was fantastic, a great source of information on astronomy and a budding comedian. The tour was divided into a naked eye tour of the night sky, a chance to use some high power telescopes and then it finished up with hot chocolate in the house. Superb views of the milky way and a fun way to learn... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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86 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went with the SPACE tour and it was fantastic. It does get quite cold so bring really warm clothes as you do stand outside for quite some time before the hot drinks! Our guide (a lady, I forget her name) was really informative and passionate about the stars, her talk was extremely interesting. We were then brought around to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Must go tour if you are in San Pedro. If you come from English speaking countries, strongly recommend the Canadian Les, he is the best, even though you forgot all your general knowledge of astronomy in high school, you will still enjoy the tour. Reserve the SPACE agency in advance. SPACE seems fairly cheap compared to other agencies, although I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The guide is a Canadian and is humorous in leading us walking through the beautiful night sky of the southern hemisphere. There are several "huge" telescopes set up so you can easily find the stars, supernova, zodiacs ...

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Cork
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We did this tour with Space and it was fantastic. I never really had much interest in astronomy but I still found the tour to be really interesting. Our guide a Canadian man named Les was excellent and provided us with interesting information. We then got to look through 9 high tec telescopes, one of which showed Jupiter and its... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After 3 days of the Salt Flats / Desert tours in Bolivia, we were quite tired of looking at natural beauty -- this was the one thing that absolutely blew us away. One of the best things we did across our 4 weeks in South America. Book in advance, and go with these guys (the original) as the experience is... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I cannot recommend doing star gazing in San Pedro enough and this is THE company to do it with. We were lucky as when we made our first enquiry, all their tours were booked up a week in advance; however we managed to get a couple of cancellation spots. Bear this in mind if you're only there for a limited... More 

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