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Space Star Tours

Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
+56 55 256 6278
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We started operating in San Pedro in 2003 and now have by far the largest public observatory in South America, with 11 telescopes between 20 to 72cm diameter. Most other tours in Chile use telescopes which are 3 to 4 times less luminous. We offer tours in different languages (english french and spanish) by guides who are competent in astronomy and who do speak these languages natively. If you want to observe through the sky through the largest visual telescopes in South America, and see the marvels of our universe, we are the place.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
+56 55 256 6278
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the rude staff in the office!! The tour was very engaging and our guide (Canadian Les) was full of interesting knowledge, jokes and kept the group engaged throughout. We really enjoyed the telescopes and the talk. We learnt quite a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, despite my many attempts to book this tour, it was made impossible by the front desk staff - just to make sure I am not reviewing the tour itself, but the service. We got so tired of going there in person over...More

Thank Luribeiro
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Don't miss this opportunity because the night skies over the Atacama are so clear that the stars are stunning. You will probably never have this chance again. The English tour is done by a Canadian guy who is so enthusiastic and explains things so clearly,...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We went on this tour on the last possible day before they closed for a week because of the full moon. The sky was light because of the moon but being amateur stargazers this didn't matter to us. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic...More

Thank AnneScullion
Reviewed 20 October 2017


Thank Claire12328
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This tour was well-organized, informative and fun. The bus transportation from San Pedro to the site was comfortable. Our guide, Les, a Canadian from Hamilton, ON, was very enthusiastic and taught us a lot of about what we were looking at. There were at least...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

First, this tour is most definitely worthwhile because the view of the night sky and the access to the telescopes is amazing. 5 stars for those things! Unlike some other reviewers, I found the booking process to be disorganized. We booked months in advance for...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The view of the sky is just outstanding, and the guide is so amusing that he kept the attention of my 10 -year son up to the end of the explanation. It would be worthwhile even if we had no telescopes to see.

Thank Celso K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We did the normal stargazing tour in English. The price is fair and nothing could be better. Perfectly understandable English and lecture. 11 telescopes with different stars to see. Perfect organisation. Lot of blankets. Extremly recommended!

Thank mafra g
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28 December 2014|
Response from Alain_Maury | Property representative |
Sorry, I seldomly go on the tripadvisor website.... The regular tours are a maximum of 24 persons, and a minimum of 8. On special occasion (private tours for enterprises) we have made tours for 80 persons, but these are... More