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Chile Solar Eclipse Tour 2019: Atacama Lodge, Santiago & La Serena

Solar Eclipse Tour 2019 in Chile: Alto Atacama Luxury Lodge, Santiago & La Serena

 

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Solar Eclipse Tour 2019 Chile

 Chile will be the place for solar eclipse travel in 2019 & 2020.  Once again we have set up two fantastic solar eclipse tours in Chile for 2019.  Join us in Santiago on June 25, 2017 for a 9 day 8 night luxury experience in Chile with 5* accommodations in Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama.  Most importantly we have locked down lodging on the center-line at La Serena, Chile and have arrangements made for the July 2, 2019 Total Solar Eclipse in Chile. We have an alternative tour with less costly lodging.

Day 1/ JUNE 25/ Santiago

  • Reception at the Airport, assistance and transfer to your Hotel.
  • Santiago city tour
  • Funicular San Cristóbal Hill
  • Lunch at Central Market
  • Dinner at local restaurant

(A pre-night hotel rate will be offered at a later date.)

PM, Santiago City tour with San Cristóbal Hill

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San Cristóbal Hill

Encounter Santiago, Chile’s capital, nestled in the central valley, right below the imposing Andes. This city mixes the “Mapuche” legacy, the natives that inhabited this land during the Pre-Columbian era, our Spanish colonial past and the modernity of any thriving city of the world.  Walk its streets, visit its museums, engage with its architecture and become a part of it.  Historical and contemporary features combined in the heart of Chile.

From your hotel in Santiago, the city downtown awaits you.  Proceed through the main avenue of the city, Alameda del Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, passing by the San Francisco Church, the oldest monument of the country erected in 1568 housing a convent, miraculously withstanding several earthquakes.

Start off by visiting the Santa Lucía Hill, where the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded the city on February 12th 1541.  After a quick visit to its top, descend to visit the Lastarria Neighborhood, located right below the hill.  This recently renovated neighborhood houses little cute cafés, exquisite restaurants and a couple of museums worth visiting (time permitting).         

From here, you will be taken to the La Moneda Palace, nowadays the neoclassical style government palace, but originally constructed to house the Mint of the Spanish Crown during the 18th century.

A few blocks away, walk along Paseo Ahumada until reaching Plaza de Armas (The Main Square).  When Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago in 1541, he laid out this square as the heart of the newly-formed city.  This bustling spot houses the oldest buildings of the capital: the Cathedral Church of Santiago, rebuilt in 1748 on the very site where all four previous churches were destroyed by fires and earthquakes, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum, the former “Real Audiencia” or Spanish Royal Court. 

A little further, cross the Mapocho River and head straight towards the Bellavista Neighborhood, a lively place, core of the night and artistic life, where pubs, cultural centers and international gastronomy can be found. 

Return to your hotel in Santiago.

          Dinner at local restaurant in the surrounding area. Walking distance.

Accommodation in CUMBRES LASTARRIA HOTEL, 02 NIGHTS, Standard room, BB.

 

 

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Central Market Santiago Chile

  

Day 2/ JUNE 26 / Santiago

  • Breakfast at hotel restaurant
  • Full day Tour Maipo Valley
  • Wine tasting at Pérez Cruz winery or similar
  • Wine tasting and lunch at Santa Rita winery
  • Dinner on your own

 

Pérez Cruz vineyard

          The winery was built of native woods with two barrel-shaped central naves, exterior arches that evoke the passing of wind through trees, and stone foundations that recall the structures the Incas left behind in the area.

Its sustainable design incorporates a gravity-flow process and has a 3 million-liter capacity. By taking advantage of the conditions below ground, temperature and humidity are controlled naturally in the barrel cellar, which has a capacity for 5,000 barrels.

The Santa Rita Winery

          Located in the Maipo Valley, only 40 kilometers away from the capital of Santiago, at the foothills of the Andes, the Santa Rita winery, declared a National Monument, is the perfect place to enjoy history as well as its excellent wines.

          With its beautiful countryside landscapes, mixing sun, wind and winter rain to create the perfect Mediterranean climate conditions and make of this a valley specialist in the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes.  The salts carried in the Maipo River waters, irrigate the fields, forming

a unique equilibrium between flavor and acidity in its wines.

          Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez Concha; at the time, they had brought the latest French technology for its construction.  French and American oak were used in its wine cellar, where the wines take a complex body with a taste of wood and smooth, delicate smell. 

          Tour the wine cellar, declared a National Monument, continue to wine taste two of Santa Rita´s wines: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Medalla Real.  Time permitting, visit the Museo Andino with its wide collection of 1800´s Pre-Columbian pieces of art. 

After tour and wine tasting, return to your hotel.

Dinner on your own.

 

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Alto Atacama Lodge and Spa

Day 3/ JUNE 27/ Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfer out Santiago
  • Flight to Calama
  • Transfer Calama airport / San Pedro hotel

 

Transfer to the airport to fly to Calama. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama upon arrival.

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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge

 

Accommodation in ALTO ATACAMA HOTEL, 01 NIGHT, full board.

All inclusive program, including: full board, most drinks, accommodation and menu of excursions.

Day 4 / JUNE 28 / San Pedro de Atacama

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • All services provided by Alto Atacama.
  • A choice of 29 day and half excursions are included, hot air ballooning and Bolivia trips excluded,
Puritama Hot Springs solar eclipse tour 2019 Chile Solar Eclipse Tour 2019: Atacama Lodge, Santiago & La Serena Puritama Hot Springs

Puritama Hot Springs Excursion with or without a hike preceding the warm waters.

Accommodation in ALTO ATACAMA HOTEL, 02 NIGHT, full board.

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Chilean Flamingos Excursion

Day 5 / JUNE 29 / San Pedro de Atacama

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • All services provided by Alto Atacama.
  • A choice of 29 day and half excursions are included, hot air ballooning and Bolivia trips excluded,

Accommodation in ALTO ATACAMA HOTEL, 03 NIGHT, full board.

 

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Moon Valley,  Death Valley and Kari Viewpoint Excursions

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Alto Atacama Lodge Telescope 70 steps up the hill to this very dark observing area.

Day 6 / JUNE 30 / San Pedro de Atacama – Santiago – La Serena

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfer out Calama
  • Arrival to Santiago, connect with flight to La Serena
  • Dinner at local restaurant or at the hotel

Arrival to La Serena and transfer to your hotel.

Dinner with presentation.

  Accommodation in FRANCISCO DE AGUIRRE HOTEL, 01 NIGHT, Standard room, BB.

Day 7/ JULY 1 / La Serena

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Tour Elqui Valley with pisco distillery
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Dinner independent

 Check out and pick up from Francisco de Aguirre hotel to excursion Elqui Valley, to visit Cathedral, Bauer Tower and Main Square in Vicuña city, Montegrande and Pisco Elqui villages.

Lunch at a typical restaurant in Elqui Valley.

Transfer back to a Serena hotel.

Accommodation in FRANCISCO DE AGUIRRE HOTEL, 02 NIGHT, Standard room, BB.

  

Day 8/ JULY 2 / La Serena

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Chile Solar Eclipse Tour 2019 Map  Click to Enlarge

 

  • Breakfast at the Hotel / morning free
  • Transfer to Vicuña / Elqui Valley
  • Eclipse observation
  • Visit to one observatory
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Solar Eclipse Tour 2019

13:00 hrs.- Transfer to Elqui Valley, where you can see the beautiful eclipse of the sun, we will have tables and chairs for People to observe comfortably and taste a picnic lunch, consisting on: some local products such as goat cheese, charqui, olives, sandwiches, candied papayas, dried fruits, red and white wine, pisco sour, mineral water, natural fruit juice, accompanied by our guide.

 

18:00 hrs.- Continuation to El Pangue Observatory to nocturnal observation.

          Located at 18km. to the south from  Vicuña, approximately at 80 km. to the east from La Serena. The observatory is situated in Hacienda El Pangue. It was created to respond to the people that wants more quality respect to technology and staff. Here is located the biggest public telescope in Chile.

Here the people can discover the wonders of the Universe in optimal conditions. Not only you will observe through state-of-the-art telescopes, but you will deeply understand what you see, thanks to the clever, accurate, and always surprising explanations given by guides.

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Observatories in Eclipse Path 2019 for a Chile Solar Eclipse Tour 2019

Moreover, any query is welcome, and every question will be answered, either about the latest astronomy news, or about leading astrophysics topics. Hence, without any previous knowledge in astronomy, you’ll be allowed to truly enjoy the endless enchantment of the Universe to which we do belong.

22:30 HRS.- Back to La Serena

23:45 hrs.-Dinner at Bakulic restaurant or similar

Accommodation in FRANCISCO DE AGUIRRE HOTEL, 03 NIGHT, Standard room, BB.

 

Lunch at a typical restaurant in Elqui Valley.

Transfer back to FRANCISCO DE AGUIRRE HOTEL, 03 NIGHT, Standard room, BB.

 

Day 9/ JULY 4 / La Serena

  • Brunch at the Hotel
  • PM: Transfer to airport. Board flight to Santiago.
  • Farewell dinner with transfers

 

In due time, transfer to La Serena airport. Arrival to Santiago and transfer to hotel.

At night, enjoy a farewell dinner at Tierra Noble Restaurant (transfers included).

 

Accommodation in CUMBRES LASTARRIA HOTEL, 01 NIGHT, Standard room, BB.

Day 10/ JULY 5 Santiago

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer out

In due time, transfer to Santiago airport.

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         Link to Chile Tourist Map

Chile solar eclipse tour 2019

PER PERSON IN U.S.DOLLARS
Nr of Passengers Per Person  Sale Price
Net Per Person in double Twin room    6119.00  $5495.00
Single Supplement   2899.00  $1600.00   

Terms:


Chile Atacama Eclipse Tour 2019


RESERVATION FORM

DEPOSITS SCHEDULE

$1000 pp due at sign up.
$500 pp due July 2018.
$100 domestic air deposit December 1, 2018 if booked from Tropical Sails Corp.
Final Payments due April 28, 2019.
Optional Insurance to cover pre-existing conditions is due 10 days after sign up.
Optional Insurance to cover travel, accident and cancellation due at final payment.
Deposits are refundable less credit card fees until January 1, 2019.
After January 1, 2019 refunds are at the discretion of  Tropical Sails Corp. In practice we will make refunds as you space is replaced.
NO refunds after April 1, 2019 unless we replace your booking.
Deduct 2% for payment by check or wire. 1% surcharge on foreign charge cards.

Early booking discount is $100, expires Aug 20, 2017.
Past customer discount is $100. Give names and tours you booked with Tropical Sails Corp and we will check rosters.

Included:

  • Services by private vehicle with local English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation with buffet breakfast daily served at the hotel
  • Meals only where mentioned. Set menu: starter, main course, dessert, 01 soft drink and coffee per person.
  • Mineral water during excursions
  • Entrance ticket to Pangue Observatory
  • Picnic lunch with local products during Eclipse
  • Alto Atacama quoted on all inclusive, Catarpe room
  • Porterage at airport an hotel ONLY in Santiago
  • Service charges and legal taxes where applicable.
  • Wine tastings in Maipo Valley
  • Entrances fees to Museums where mentioned
  • Entrances fees to all National Parks in Atacama
  • Eclipse Shades Solar Viewing Glasses
  • Commemorative long sleeve eclipse tee shirt
  • Rooms paid from regular check in time (3.00pm) until regular check out time (12.00noon).

 

Not included:

  • Air ticket and airport taxes. Three domestic flights estimated at $600.
  • Gratuities for guides and/or drivers.
  • Extras at the hotel, such as: laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

– We are checking alternative hotels in La Serena. The price may change if we change hotels.

– Museums in Chile open daily except MONDAYS and HOLIDAYS all year round.

– Prepaid services are required.

– Rates detailed above are subject to revision in the future

– The entrance of animal, plants and vegetable products are not permitted upon arrival into Chile. A fine of US$ 200 to US$ 18.000 applies when illegally entering these products into the country.

Peru Machu Picchu  tour extension, pre or post eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Tour 2019 Survey

Chile for July 2nd, 2019 is in the planning stages. Please let us know how long of a tour you would like. Do you want Brazil, Argentina and Peru worked into the tour?

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