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A star over Vicuña!!!

We highly recommend this small group star gazing tour! You must book in advance by going to their... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2019
Richmond, Virginia
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Amazing Stargazing

I highly recommend visiting Observatorio del Pangue! Just before dusk a mixed group of tourists... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Santiago, Chile
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Astronomical Observatory offering guided Tours, as well as telescope renting programmes for advanced astronomers. Several large telescopes offered, ranging from 16 inches to 28 inches of aperture, and away from city lights. Groups strictly limited...more
San Martin, 233, Vicuna, Chile
+56 51 241 2584
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

The sky was really nice, but you could have seen that from anywhere around that place. Everything you do is looking at 8 different objects through a telescope during 2 hours... You don't get any background information and have to ask everything. The experience is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

We highly recommend this small group star gazing tour! You must book in advance by going to their office in Vicuña near the town plaza, they open at 10am. Once booked they will ask you to report to that booking office to meet prior to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

I highly recommend visiting Observatorio del Pangue! Just before dusk a mixed group of tourists boarded a van and headed towards the mountains from the center of Vicuña. The trip up the mountain is a bit bumpy and of course there are a few unnerving...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This observatory keeps its groups small so that one gets plenty of time to view the heavens. My group consisted of seven. Excellent instruction along with a watchful eye to be sure the visitors see what they’re supposed to be seeing through the 25” refelector...More

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

Excellent tour in English. I was so amazed by the night sky that I was awestruck like a child and just kept staring at the sky. Eric gave us some excellent information and the opportunity to learn about stars, nebula, clusters, supernovas, and galaxies. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Very good experience with Eric. We enjoyed a classic observation tour in french where you start looking to the sky to recognize some stars but also look into a huge telescope to discover some mysteries of the universe (supernova, other galaxies,... ). You leave Vicuna...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

A must to go if you are planning a family trip to the area. An educational and entertaining activity. Hosts are very kind and always attentive to clarify questions

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

Our whole experience was extraordinary. They pick up us at the main plaza, at 19:15, and after a 20 minutes cross-country driving we arrive at the observatory, just at the top of the hill. We were 6 passengers, and the driver was very careful and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

By general consensus from online reviews and local Vicuna innkeeper recommendations, this is the best astronomy tour in the Valle de Elqui area, with small tours, great gear and attentive expert hosts. However, it pays to know that coordinating with them can be a little...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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eric e, Owner at Observatorio del Pangue, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thanks indeed for your nice and encouraging words, and thanks also for highlighting that we need a minimum of 24 hours delay to guarantee booking and meeting instructions, because we want to make sure that everything will run on schedule: in case of contacting us...More

Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

An incredible star gazing experience. I didn't really know what to expect but just to stare up at the clear night sky and see the milky way for the first 10mins or so was amazing enough. The two friendly and knowledge astronomers provided plenty of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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eric e, Owner at Observatorio del Pangue, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

...and we appreciated your enthusiasm too... Just to avoid excessive expectations from our next guests, on that night there was a last-minute cancellation, so the group reduced to 3 people only, but the regular attendance is of 8 to 10 people.

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April 25, 2017|
Response from starofvenus | Reviewed this property |
There was only one tour available. Hope this helps.
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Response from cardiffdiver | Reviewed this property |
You should email them directly. The town is very small and when I went they had everyone meet at their office by the Plaza. Hope this helps.