Total solar eclipse in Chile
With Oxford’s Professor of Astrophysics
Departing: Friday 28 June 2019
Returning: Wednesday 3 July 2019
Duration: 6 days
Join Professor Roger Davies, who led the UK’s participation in the development of the twin 8m Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile, for the 2019 total solar eclipse in Chile. Weather permitting (and northern Chile has some of the clearest skies in the world), experience totality in the late afternoon, as the sun descends towards the Pacific ocean.
The tour also includes time in Chile’s cosmopolitan capital, Santiago, before an optional extension to the Torres del Paine national park. Here a winter microclimate promises still days, snow-capped granite peaks, fascinating wildlife, and views of glaciers emerging from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
Last Frontiers, who are operating this trip, been designing tours to Latin America for over 25 years.
- Observe a total solar eclipse, under the expert guidance of Professor Davies
- Explore the green and fertile Elqui valley, whose vineyards produce grapes for the famous “pisco” brandy
- Optionally, explore Chile’s most iconic national park, Torres del Paine, out of the busy tourist season
ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW
Per person sharing, including internal flights. Flights from London from £990. Single supplement £295.
6 day add-on tour from £1,390.
$4,460 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in April 2018. Contact the operator for the most up-to-date price information.