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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...more
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Caracoles 400-2, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on the pier at San Antonio. I saw a booth for tours. I had a couple of hours to look at the area. It was going to cost $150 cash. I had only $120 in cash. They took the $120. I went to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

My wife and I went on a tour of Santiago in an air conditioned van. Our guide, Carol, could not have been more helpful and informative. She was very skilled in blending in modern and current points of interest with detailed history of the often...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank gerardc555
Reviewed 29 November 2018

After checking availability on this tour, I submitted my credit card and it was charged, I went and booked the flights to mesh with the tour and then was notified an hour later that the tour is not available any more. Stuck with my flight...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eldadmeinhard
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Don't be fooled, this is a tourist trap. Your "tour" starts with 30 other people in a bus, you'll be driven about 10 minutes out of town where there are several other groups doing the exact same "tour" thing and then it will dawn on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank wowbagger2
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This tour is decent enough if you set your sights (i.e., temper your expectations) correctly. Some of the 2.5 hours includes the bus ride from and to town--fair enough. However, Space tours is actually running three tour groups at the telescopes at the same time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank n2history
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you are new to Santiago or want to find out more on this city under comfort & security, this tour is the best option. This tour is one of the few tours that offer visit to San Cristobal hill. And what I enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 550guj
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We went on a quiet Saturday morning & enjoyed the experience - we learnt much about the history of Santiago & Chile. Some of the walking lacked relevance but recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chinny223
Reviewed 23 September 2018

You see the heavens as you most likely have never been able to back home under skies with light pollution. A guide gives an entertaining briefing, after which you view various items through their preset telescopes. If you arrange with the office ahead of time,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D J
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Our guide, Claudio was on time,..exactly @ 3 PM. He was very fluent in English. We had a good experience of the city history. Very Informative. Was able to share the architecture of the buildings and provided some interesting information. Would have preferred that it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Vidya I
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We know little about space but decided to check out this tour as there is so little light pollution in San Pedro and it’s a popular tour. The first booking was cancelled due to cloud cover, we appreciated that Space take it seriously as we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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