Special interest program focused on astronomy, a selection of the best programs to discover the cosmos in the Elqui Valley.
Thursday: Check-in to hotel in Pisco Elqui, a typical town of Chile’s North. Excursion to the last villages situated back in the valley, enjoying its natural and cultural heritage, with excellent views over the valley and its surrounding mountains.
Friday: Optional horseback ride or trekking to the Andes along the trails of the local cowboys and goatherds. An adventure that will take you through a natural and wild landscape under a crystal clear-blue sky along the Cochiguaz River. Basic horseback riding instructions will be given by us. The ride is also suitable for unexperienced riders as the horses are tame. In the afternoon, there is time to rest in the hotel or discover the village of Pisco Elqui. At sunset, we pick you up for the astronomic program. Under the open sky, around a campfire with a Pisco Cocktail you will listen to a talk of the astronomical guide. Later, you will discover the valley’s fascinating starry sky with a 20” telescope.