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Space Star Tours

Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
+56 2566278
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the stargazing and information provided. Don't expect to see anything too clearly through the telescopes. The English speaking guide from Canada was excellent. When booking and paying for the yours the two ladies working in the office made us feel like we were intruding on their personal time. It was a bit uncomfortable booking and then paying... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We joined Alain's French language stargazing tour in the beginning of August and it was very informative and Alain really manages to catch his audience and bring over his passion for the stars and planets. Our children liked the tour also and we learned a lot. We were extremely lucky to stay two nights in Alain's and Alejandra's Atacama lodge.... More

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auckland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

There were far too many people... Why so many each night?? Just so the owners can make more money?? The guide would stand next to a telescope and explain what we would see through it. But when she finished explaining she would move onto the next telescope regardless that there were still 10- 15 people still waiting to look through... More

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Reading, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had a few extra days after a business trip in Chile to be a tourist, so I chose to spend the weekend in San Pedro de Atacama, with the main goal to see the stars. The town has now become too bright to see much, but just a short drive outside the SPACE tour was great. It was a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After all the good reviews, we booked this tour and indeed, it is very good! Our Canadian guide told us everything about astronomy which made it very informative and fun at the same time! He pointed out different stars and planets (the sky was filled!) with his giant laser pointer and instructed us while we gazed through the ten different... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Amazing tour with incredibly knowledgable guide. Highly recommend this unique chance to see the stars and the sky like never before.

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of my trip to San Pedro and I definitely enjoyed being able to go out into the desert and get a mini-astronomy lesson. The family that runs the place were extremely friendly and polite and did everything possible to make sure we had all our questions answered and that everything worked well. The English tours... More

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Santiago
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Finally we end up our journey with a stargazing tour, offered by SPACE. Guided by a Canadian astronomer, this tour gives some amazing insights about astronomy and our galaxy. Being the driest place in the world, Atacama is the perfect getaway for stargazing! We get to see Saturn, Mars and other stars, using the massive telescopes. And because it's incredibly... More

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Warsaw
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Firstly, don't be put off but a rather unfriendly older lady in the office. The tour is worth going! Let me summarize: the tours lasts 2,5 hours, out of which 30 minutes is transport (both ways altogether). Tour consisted of 3 parts: naked eye view of the sky with a talk of the astronomer (around 1 hour), watching the sky... More

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Sydney
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

After reading the reviews here I emailed the owner to ask some questions, including whether it was possible to stay in the lodge and do some observing/imaging on my own. Two emails went unanswered; my third, having given up, was simply to request booking on a tour. This was answered..that's what these people do , put people through tours, one... More

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