2400 msnm

The night in the Atacama Desert, its infinite sky, the fire and the stories gives life to a unique and unrepeatable sensory experience with a balanced level of knowledge of the Andean cosmovision of the sky and the scientific and formal language of the stars.

Prepared guides will help us combine the traditional scientific astronomy with the ancient Andean vision that had the first astronomers in this place, long before the first telescope was used. We observe the beauty and solemnity of celestial bodies in a unique environment: in the middle of the driest desert of the world.  The Atacama desert has one of the most star-spangled skies in the world which can be observed thanks to the extraordinary diaphanousness of the desert air. In the Andean culture, astronomy is essential in the daily life of their agropastoral societies, and it integrates and influences their architecture, art, music and dances. To get even closer to the ancient experience, we will sit around the fire to share the stories, myths and legends related to heaven, in the way that grandparents did.

This activity offers gazing the night sky with the naked eye, recognizing constellations or admiring the moon to interpret and share modern and ancient knowledge. As a complement, we will also have the possibility of observing the stars and the moon through the modern telescope.

It is very important to consider that during moonlit nights the possibility of gazing planets and stars decreases considerably. Especially on full moon nights very few stellar objects can be gazed, nonetheless you can experience the incomparable brightness of the moon in the desert.

DEPARTURE TIME15-30 minutes before the start time of the tourDEPARTURE LOCATIONHotel
The days and hours of the excursions may vary depending on the season and climatic conditions. The final itinerary will be confirmed upon arrival in San Pedro, but even during your stay it can vary depending on the mentioned conditions, we will be informing immediately about any changes.



High quality standard services with a maximum of 13 passengers per group, most of them from agencies and hotels that work with us.

This excursion can also be requested in Private Service by writing directly to the email info@trekana.cl

BEWARE! Note that this tour can be cancelled in case of a very cloudy day and you can rearrange your tour or get refunded, except from the booking fee.

Bilingual Guide Hot drinks
Cocktail Pick-up from your hotel



The worldview of the habitants of the Andes is closely related to the firmament, which reflects the life on earth and the transcendent life of the spirits. To this day, the Yatiris and Amautas (wise men of the Andean cultures) follow their traditions in accordance with the movements in the sky, and especially in relation to the movement of the Milky Way. There they find representations of the majority of the most important animals of their cosmovisión and the daily life of the habitants of the Andes, such as the llama, tinamou, toad, snake and sheep. This way, the movement of the constellations has shown for thousands of years – and to this day – the right moment to seed, harvest, celebrate, entreat, thank and pay homage to the defunct. Like this, the sky provides the Andean man the necessary knowledge to live in this difficult desertic environment, as much regarding the agricultural activity as the spiritual rituality, both of which are always closely related to each.

The observation of the stars has momentousness so much bigger than mere observation.




Additional information

Duración2 horas



Recogida desde su hotel

Por favor estar listo a la hora indicada en la confirmación de su reserva.     (La hora de recogida y retorno depende de la estación del año y será confirmada el día anterior a la reserva)




Charla de astronomía           

Contemplación de constelaciones

 Contemplación de constelaciones y otros astros a cielo abierto.          


 Observación a través de los telescopios.          


¿Qué llevar?

  • Ropa muy abrigada (varias capas, gorro, guantes, botas)

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Precio incluye:

  • Guía Bilingüe español – inglés
  • Recogida desde su hotel
  • Cóctel
  • Bebidas Calientes


La reserva debe ser confirmada con a lo menos 10 días de antelación, a través del pago  del 100% del valor total del programa.

SERVICIO SEMI PRIVADO: Servicio Superior, alto estándar de calidad, compartido con máximo 10 pasajeros por grupo, con guía – conductor profesional bilingüe español – inglés y atención personalizada. Los días y horario de las excursiones pueden variar dependiendo de la estación del año, condiciones climáticas y los grupos que se van formando.

El itinerario final será confirmado al momento de su llegada a San Pedro e incluso puede variar durante su estadía, cuando se trata de programas de varios días, dependiendo de las condiciones mencionadas e intentando respetar los mismos o similares horarios. Le estaremos informando inmediatamente ante cualquier posible modificación.

Nuestros servicios en semi privado son en base a dos personas, lo cual significa que cuando es solo una persona y no hay más reservas debe pagar el mínimo de dos. SI al momento de la excursión se suman más pasajeros entonces le haremos la devolución del adicional cancelado, menos un porcentaje (5%) de costos administrativos.

Esta experiencia también puede ser solicitada en Servicio Privado