A special program for adventurous people seeking disconnection in the magical Elqui Valley in the heart of the Andes. It includes transfers to and from La Serena airport, accommodation, and more.

Day 1: La Serena Airport – Alcohuaz

Travelers will be able to reach the airport starting from 2:00 PM, where a person with their name and a vehicle will be waiting to provide private transfer to the town of Pisco Elqui, where they will stay at Hotel El Tesoro de Elqui in the heart of the Elqui Valley. Upon arrival, they can use the facilities and relax. They can take a walk through the town of Pisco Elqui and have dinner at their leisure.

At 9:00 PM, they will have an astronomical experience with Amatista Travel at Hotel Tesoro de Elqui. In this place, we will approach a state-of-the-art electronic telescope for the observation of Celestial Objects from Deep Sky (Nebulas, Star Clusters), as well as planets and the Moon (when the occasion permits). Subsequently, you will move on to observing the sky with the naked eye. The activity concludes around midnight.

Accommodation at Hotel El Tesoro de Elqui.

Day 2: Valle del Elqui Full Day Excursion

After breakfast at the hotel, a private transportation will be waiting to start a tour that will cover the entire Elqui Valley and its main attractions.

Starting from Pisco Elqui, we will begin by visiting Doña Josefa Artisanal Pisco Distillery, which has become one of the must-visit places in the valley. Subsequently, we will start a journey down the Clear River Valley to the town of Montegrande. Along the way, we will make a stop at one of the viewpoints to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes. Montegrande is renowned as the birthplace of Gabriela Mistral, where the museum-school house dedicated to the life and work of this great poetess is located. We will visit it to discover exclusive details about her work.

Afterward, we will continue to the town of Villaseca, known for its solar cookers, where we will have a gastronomic experience for lunch to recharge our energy. This typical restaurant is run by its own owners, who share the history of their solar cookers, demonstrate their functioning, and interact with visitors. After lunch, we will visit the iconic Capel pisco distillery, its museum, and have a tasting. Capel is one of the largest pisco companies in Chile, allowing tourists to appreciate the contrast with artisanal pisco distilleries.

The tour will end in Vicuña, located just five minutes from the Capel Pisco Distillery, where we will explore the main square and its iconic buildings. Subsequently, we will return to the hotel to rest. Dinner at your leisure. Accommodation at Hotel Tesoro de Elqui.

Day 3: Horseback Riding in Cochiguaz and Astronomical Experience

The experience begins at the Hotel in Pisco Elqui, where we will take a private vehicle that will transport us to the Cochiguaz Valley, located 18 km away. Here, we will immerse ourselves in a unique and mystical setting through trekking and biking. The excursion will start at 1,800 meters above sea level, where we will embark on an authentic horseback adventure in the traditional style, connected with the well-being of the animals and the environment. You will learn about rural life while enjoying the Andean landscape. Once this adventure is complete, we will take the van back to the hotel in Pisco Elqui, where you can rest and have lunch at your leisure.

At 4:00 PM, we will head to the Alfa Aldea Astronomical Tourist Center located in Vicuña. Here, you can enjoy one of the clearest skies in the world and observe the Sun through telescopes. At sunset, dinner will also be part of the journey, and once nightfall arrives, we will have an incredible astronomical experience.

This experience begins in a specially equipped dome, where you can enjoy an audiovisual presentation narrated by specialized guides. Subsequently, you can observe the sky through telescopes and enjoy a memorable evening of stargazing, viewing stars, nebulae (where stars are born), binary stars, star clusters, and the closest galaxies.

Around midnight, the experience will conclude, and we will return to the Hotel in Pisco Elqui.

Day 4: Pisco Elqui – La Serena Airport

After a delicious breakfast, you can use the hotel facilities until noon to check out. At the agreed-upon time, a vehicle will transport the group to La Serena Airport.

Included
  • 3 nights at Hotel El Tesoro de Elqui with breakfast.
  • Double room.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.
  • Guide on excursions.
  • Astro experience at the hotel on day 1.
  • Full day Elqui Valley tour with lunch on day 2.
  • Horseback riding excursion in Cochiguaz on day 3.
  • Astronomical experience at Alfa Aldea on day 3 (solar observation, dinner, nighttime observation).
NOT Included
  • Services not mentioned.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Airfare.
  • Tips.