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On this shorter version of our eclipse tour you will experience the same once in- a-lifetime opportunity to see the solar eclipse in La Serena, one of the best places to watch this phenomenon, in addition to visiting the vibrant cities of Santiago and Valparaiso.
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 astronomer Colin Stuart, who will give informative lectures before and during the eclipse.
Our private viewing point in the Elqui Valley is the perfect palce to withness the eclipse
We couldn't have an event in Chile without featuring plenty of the local wine
Fly to Chile’s sophisticated capital Santiago, arriving the same or following day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the bohemian port town of Valparaíso. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaíso is a unique and delightful tangle, draped over a series of hills. Funiculars connect the industrial seafront with the cerros (hill) neighbourhoods, each a maze of colourful, artfully-dilapidated mansions and enchanting street art. Ride the funicular up into the hills to explore, stopping for a visit to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s house. (L)
After breakfast, leave Valparaiso and head back to the city of Santiago. This afternoon, experience a fascinating and educational vineyard tour, tasting a variety of locally produced wines. (B,L)
Fly north by private charter to the seaside city of La Serena, one of the best place to witness the solar eclipse. From the airport you’ll be transferred up to a prime vantage point, where you can settle yourself comfortably to enjoy the show. Return to the airport and fly back to Santiago. (B,L)
After spending the morning at leisure, embark on a city tour which will allow you to experience Santiago’s eclectic contrasts. Stroll around the Plaza de Armas and cathedral to admire the colonial facades before walking down Ahumada Boulevard, the city’s main commercial street. Explore bohemian Bellavista and ascend San Cristobal Hill for views over the city and the towering Andes Mountains. (B)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. Alternatively, ask about one of our extensions to add some extra time to explore some more of South America (B)
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
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