Mamalluca Observatory

We got it, the clearest sky in the world! It is not for nothing that our region is home to many internationally recognized observatories.

The observatory Mamalluca near Vicuña offers tours for amateur astronomists every night. Take this opportunity to dive into the exciting world of astronomy and let yourself be enchanted by the starry firmament.

You definitely do not want to miss this magical experience!
Fotos: copyright Observatorio Mamalluca)

It is possible to go on an excursion to the Elqui Valley and the observatory Mamalluca on the same day. The price for this package is CLP 70.000 per person.

Note: The observatory Mamalluca is primarily a tourist observatory. However, if the focus should lay on the technical equipment and usage of observatories we highly recommend the US observatory Tololo which is used for scientific research only. Tours are possible every Saturday during the day but only with reservation in advance.

Price per person: Includes:
From CLP 35.000 Transport service from/ to the hostel, ticket of admission and guide at the observatory (English or Spanish)
Departure: around 18:30 hrs
Return: around 00:30 hrs

Important: As this excursion depends on weather conditions, we suggest taking it in the beginning of your stay in La Serena in case they have to cancel or postpone the tour.