Program Status: Wait List
Dates: June 25 - July 6, 2019
Total Duration: 12 days
Cost: Approx. $10,590 per person, double occupancy
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Tour Operator: Royal Adventures
Region: Central And South America
On July 2, 2019, join us to witness a total solar eclipse at a unique location—the north of Chile, home to world-class astronomical observatories. Enjoy special access to state-of the art observatories in the desert including: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, the world's most powerful radio telescope, Paranal, home to the Very Large Telescope, and Cerro Tololo, where Yale-run SMARTS Consortium runs two 1-m class telescopes.
Your journey also includes an exploration of the Atacama Desert and some of the most extraordinary landscapes of our planet—volcanoes, evaporated salt lakes, lagoons and hot springs as well as a host of animal life. Top this off with stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit the Elqui Valley, and a pisco distillery. Conclude your adventure with lunch and a tasting of of select vintages in Chile's Maipo Valley wine-producing region.