ALMA Observatory, San Pedro de Atacama

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  • The Chile is a great country and could only be the seat of the biggest Observatory on the planet. The SOUL delights with your technology, structure, information and grandeur. For those who like to get away from the conventional tour, a visit not to be missed. Difficult scheduling, but it's worth a shot to appear on time shipment and cover a cancellation. The visit is interactive, you talk to astronomers, is guided by an astronomer in love ... All very special.
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  • The visit of the ALMA Center is very interesting because we visit the heart of the center of research including some place like the control room with the engineers who work at the same time. My only disappointment is that we don't see the antennas that are located has a few km from the Center and too high in order to get visitors. We can therefore see that one or two antennas for compensation at the level of the Research Center.
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  • Whereas if you want to be sure to go whereas the ticket is free you have to book at least 2 months before on their site, but if you enter the waiting list try to go to the bus, whether it is in low season almost always goes up! Unfortunately you won't see the antennas in action, those are on the plateau at 5000 metres above sea level but when will explain the operation and research you'll be ecstatic. Very good and very responsible for the relations of communication!
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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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