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The Mamalluca Observatory ("mother who shelters" according to Quechua) is located 9 kms northwest of Vicuña, at 1,100 m.s.n.m. Is a must see in the region of Coquimbo, is the first tourist observatory in Chile, has a 12-inch telescope donated by...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Gabriela Mistral 260, Vicuna 1760000, Chile
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+56 51 267 0330
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. Got to see Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s moons and many constellations. The guide was very knowledgable and spoke very good English. We also listened to a few presentations which were mind-blowing. It cost CLP 20,000 for two of us including transfer...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Last week, my boyfriend and I signed up for the stargazing tour from La Serena to Mamalucca which was recommended by our hostel. We were pretty excited as we already did an astronomy basic tour before and wanted to experience it through a big telescope....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

We called the municipality and reserved the tickets ahead of time for 7.000 pesos + 3.000 for transportation. It was a great learning experience. My husband and I attended a different tour and each guide seems to have their characters and topics they’re passionate about,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Good visit and they have English speaking tours. But the English speaking guides have different level of English. This could be annoying when you don’t really understand the guide

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

There were only three English speakers in my group so we had a small group tour. We got to look through a few telescopes to look at the moon and various constellations and star clusters. Our guide from the observatory was friendly and knowledgeable. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We bought our tickets in the office in Vicuna. Price 7000 pesos.They offerd transport in a minibus for 3.500 pesos. Make sure you are on time for the bus. The excursion was good. First a video presentation about many things around the world and later...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We went to the office a few days before the tour and registered a booking but were told not to pay until the evening of the tour. As instructed, we turned up at 8pm on the evening of the tour and paid $7,000 each. At...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Spend the money and take one of the more expensive yours at the private observatories. This one is very crowded, the night we went probably 80 people, and the English speaking group was around 20 people. In 2 hours the guide showed 5 objects in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Millet02
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I went to observatory Mamalluca. the travel was realizated by Ecoturismo La Serena. They bought the tickets and they went to the hotel to picked up all the tourist. When you get there... is amazing, The place has tour guides who teach you about the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The observatory is well organized. They pick you up at the Municipalidad and then a 20 minutes ride in a bus. The first activity is a 30 minutes explanation of what you well see and ser up groups of 15 or 20 people. The Tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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