telescope at night with the starry sky
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couple sitting enjoying the stars
three friends enjoying the astronomical tour of san pedro de atacama
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Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

Guided stargazing tour in English with transfer from San Pedro de Atacama

(3 reviews)
San Pedro de Atacama
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: The 8:55 p.m. shift has the meeting point in San Pedro de Atacama and the 10:40 p.m. shift the pick up is at the San Pedro de Atacama lodging.
Ends: 2 hours and a half later at your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Free cancellation!


With the Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour, you will have two turns to enjoy the starry sky. Get ready to admire a magical night learning all about the universe, galaxies, solar system, and constellations. Take advantage and get to know one of the best night skies in the world. In addition, they will take amazing pictures that will be a perfect souvenir of your trip.

Don't miss this incredible experience! 🌟 Below we tell you all the details:

Tour details


  • Shared transportation
  • Professional guide (Spanish - English)
  • Individual photo

Important information

This tour cannot be booked for days with a lot of moonlight (full moon and close days).

The tour starts at 7:50 PM. In case the group is full, a second group will be created with departure at 10:00 PM.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

Altitude: 2,400 m.a.s.l.

📍 Pick up in San Pedro de Atacama

For the first shift, the guide will be waiting for you at the downtown office to start this Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour. However, if you have the second shift, the guide will pick you up at your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama around 22:40. You will move away from the center to avoid light pollution, the starry night awaits you!

telescope for the Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

✨ Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

The guide will give you an astronomical talk and will give you plenty of technical information regarding the practice of astronomy, as well as the observation of the sky. It is time to look through the telescope, where you will observe planets, stars, open and globular clusters, among others.

panoramic view of the starry sky with Venus

📸 Photo session

The guide will take the opportunity to photograph the starry sky, one of the best skies in the world. In addition, he will take pictures of you and your group with the night sky in the background for you to keep as a souvenir.

🚐 Back to San Pedro de Atacama

After two and a half hours, it's time to return. The Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour will end at your accommodation.

two women posing next to a telescope and with the starry sky in the background

What to bring to Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

  • Trekking shoes
  • Colorful clothes
  • Warm clothing

Where does the tour Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour start

The tour starts in San Pedro de Atacama and most travelers arrive from 3 zones:

  • From Santiago de Chile: the most advisable option is to do it by direct plane to Calama. Upon arrival you can take a transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. We recommend the company Transfer Pampa for being the most reliable.
  • From Peru: most probably you will arrive directly from Cuzco or Arequipa. In this case we recommend you to take a bus that crosses the Arica-Tacna border and then takes you to San Pedro de Atacama, although it is a somewhat complex combination, since it is necessary to combine several buses.
  • From Salta (Argentina): there is a direct bus that takes approximately 11 hours.

Questions & Answers

  • Is the tour cancelled due to bad weather?

    The tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions, such as cloudy weather.
  • Does the tour operate every day of the year?

    No, the tour will not be available during the full moon period, as it prevents a good view of the stars.

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