Half way between Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama, the seaside city of La Serena is one of Chile’s premier beach resorts. Fronted by a long stretch of golden sands, the city itself boast some beautiful architecture, both colonial and neoclassic, and has a lovely range of cultural sights, including old churches and fascinating museums. Nestled amongst countryside dotted with pretty villages and pisco vineyards, there is plenty to discover in the surrounding area, including the spectacular Elqui Valley. World-renowned for having the perfect atmospheric conditions for star-gazing and hosts many observatories, including the impressive Cerro Tototo Inter-American Observatory, home to a 4m telescope.
With us you’ll have a front row seat for one of the universe’s most spectacular shows.
You'll be joined on tour by astronomy expert Dr Colin Stuart, who will give informative lectures before and during the eclipse.
Our private viewing point in the Elqui Valley is the perfect place to witness the eclipse. Travel there comfortably by chartered plane, saving 10 hours of coach travel each way.
We couldn’t have an event in Chile without featuring plenty of the local wine, so sit back, enjoy the eclipse and sip on delicious Chilean vintages.
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about La Serena:
La Serena offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?