Total solar eclipse in Chile

Total solar eclipse in Chile

  • Southern Patagonian Ice Field
  • Gemini South Sunset
  • Chilean Wildlife

With Oxford’s Professor of Astrophysics

Departing: Friday 28 June 2019
Returning: Wednesday 3 July 2019
Duration: 6 days

Price from: 
£3,185.00*

Last Frontiers are offering an early bird discount of £200 off the listed per person price for bookings received by Tuesday, 15 May 2018.

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.

Highlights

  • 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

SCIENTIFIC
ACTIVITY LEVEL: LOW

Booking

ABTA, Last Frontiers
Address: The Mill, Quainton Road, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0LP
Email address: alumni@lastfrontiers.com
Telephone: +44 (0)1296 653000

*Price details

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.