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Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea, Vicuna

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Experience a new way of looking at our galaxy at Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea, equipped with a powerful telescope for stargazing and assisted by tour guides passionate about astronomy. The tour begins with a 3D presentation about the Big Bang, and develops into an interactive, entertaining, and informative show about our solar system. Choose a day trip for sun gazing through the company's special solar telescope, or the ever-popular nighttime tours for gazing at the stars. Tours are usually in Spanish, though you can arrange a private tour in English. Plan to visit Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vicuna attractions using our Vicuna trip generator.
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  • Very nice evening with people very professional and well organized with a glass of wine and a soup for warming up the observation of Saturn and the moon with the telescope has been really impressive bravo and thank you to all the team
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  • I went with my 9 year old son, we spent a few hours very helpful learning from the cosmos, constellations, among others. The Guide named Hugo is a great connoisseur of these materials, explaining everything very simple and pragmatic way.
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  • The Elqui Valley is visited, among other reasons, because its skies are the clearest in the world. Therefore, this type of service should aspire to high standards, internationally. Of course, the young scientist that we gave the talk would be handled in English and French and something I heard in Portuguese, but the infrastructure is in its infancy, there was only a telescope for a 20 people, which was less of a problem thanks to the sympathy of the young. However we went there optimistic, since we learned of significant improvements in infrastructure are already implemented, that will make this site another pin of the Elqui Valley
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  • Great experience!!! The Alfa Aldea team really tries to make you have a good time with wine and hot soup while you listen the guide. The groups are small so it is better when looking at the telescope or listen the explanations. The guide was really knowledgeable. They could separate the groups into spanish and english speakers since in my group some people could not enjoy the whole experience because they were lost in translation.
  • Friendly people! Very honest. Beautiful place. They know a lot about astrology..i absolutely recommend..just be careful with the weather if you want to see the stars
  • Excellent place. Astronomical tours. relatively near the plaza de vicuña.
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  • Beautiful, cozy and very good service
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  • It is a very cozy and very pleasant friendly place
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Backpacker-friendly hostels sit alongside pristine boutique hotels in Vicuna, with sculpted gardens and swimming pools as added bonuses. South of the river and on the outskirts of town, you can find larger, pricier resorts with luxury facilities and services. Highway 41 offers good access to the wineries of the region, with some boasting rustic rooms for rent.
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