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Solar Eclipse and stargazing in Moon Valley

Astro-tourism – travel in pursuit of astronomical phenomena – is the latest travel trend and it’s out of this world! Whether it’s to see the Northern Lights, lunar or solar eclipses, or simply to stargaze, more and more people are booking trips to see celestial events.

Unless you’ve been completely in the dark, you’re probably aware that the next solar eclipse will take place on 2nd July, 2019. But if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of this rare event, you’ll need to planet in advance, as the total solar eclipse will only be visible in some parts of Chile and Argentina, with some locations in other regions of South America and the Pacific seeing a partial eclipse if weather permits.

Fortunately we have just the tour for those aspiring astronomers among you. The Altiplano & Gaucho Wanderer tour departing 26th June 2019 (trip code: ZZB190626B), from La Paz to Buenos Aires, will pass through Chile at the time of the eclipse. Passengers will experience a 77% eclipse as they drive across the Bolivian Altiplano towards San Pedro de Atacama on 2nd July 2019. The Altiplano is one of the most rugged and spectacular plateaus in the world, and a photographer’s paradise – even without the added bonus of a solar eclipse.

There’ll be further stargazing opportunities that night as we travel to the Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert, so-called for its resemblance to lunar landscapes and well known for having some of the clearest night skies on Earth. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is definitely a trip you’ll want to bring your camera on.

Altiplano & Gaucho WandererBuenos Aires - La Paz

Through Chile, Bolivia + 1 more
This route runs in both directions
$1,630 USD+