European Southern Observatory Paranal, Antofagasta

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  • We reserve our spots with antipacion approx. 1 week. You should go by car, there is no other option. The tour is wonderful, impressive to see the high level of technology used in this Center. 100% recommend it. The tour lasts approx. 2-3 hours, is very full, very friendly guides. They should be something to eat and drink, since there there is nothing, I also recommend carrying something for wind, Sun protection and Sun glasses.
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  • For a long time I wanted to go and I always thought that request for visit would be very cumbersome... but no, it was super easy and fast from one week to the next is scheduled; While the journey is long, from Antofagasta to the Observatory, it is completely worthwhile, it is an unforgettable experience; I think missing spread over such places as incredible.
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  • The Paranal Observatory is one of the most recognized around the world, and no doubt that evidenced by the engineering and associated. They offer free tours every Saturday so it is only programmed and send the request on their website. Boys guides are very friendly and have enough knowledge to a common traveller. However strange that once there was a bus that same Observatory put at the disposal of the people day visits.
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Though not yet seen as an international tourist destination, the northern city of Antofagasta has a welcome number of hotels and other accommodations. Head to the main coastal road to find some of the more popular high-rise hotels, offering rooms with sea views and onsite restaurants. The inland urban areas provide a good set of simple hotels, along with characterful boutiques and backpacker-friendly hostels. If planning on staying in the area for an extended period, consider renting an apartment in one of Antofagasta's main residential neighborhoods.
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