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Observatorio Mamalluca

Gabriela Mistral 260, Vicuna 1760000, Chile
+56 51 267 0330
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Chile has some of the clearest best skies in the world hence there are a lot of observatories. This... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert C
Dublin, Ireland
Great Intro to Chilean Skies!

Booked a tour in the local Vicuna city office. A quick and efficient process, though they should... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Josh F
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Gabriela Mistral 260, Vicuna 1760000, Chile
+56 51 267 0330
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chile has some of the clearest best skies in the world hence there are a lot of observatories. This is 1 of the best for doing public shows. There are offices in La Serena and Vicuna. I booked it in Vicuna and it cost 10,000...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Booked a tour in the local Vicuna city office. A quick and efficient process, though they should warn you that you have to pay extra to get a ride up to the observatory. It only amounted to an extra $4 or $5, but it's nice...More

Thank Josh F
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Anyone with even a passing interest in stargazing and/or astronomy should do this tour! It's purpose built to show people round which means the telescopes aren't industrial strength but it means the whole place is set up to show the public why Chile is the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We did this as an evening excursion from La Serena. We thoroughly enjoyed all that we saw, the guide was informative and friendly. Our one issue was the number of people on the tour, there were too many which made it cramped at times and...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was a very good trip. The sky was so clear and the guides were very knowledgeable about the subject.

Thank mgysgtusmc1
Reviewed 12 March 2017

You get picked up in Vicuna and driven the fairly short distance to their observatory in the rural area around Vicuna. The naked eye experience here as elsewhere, provided the sky is clear, is truly amazing, as you see the Milky Way, the Southern Cross,...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We came here through an organised tour with EcoTours and the entrance itself was 7,000 pesos per adult. There are several telescopes and a few spots to watch an interesting movie. I'd highly recommend coming here with a guide as without one you will be...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The tour guides make a big effort but with so many people it was just impossible. We had to queue up for 30 minutes to look at the first object, and by that time my kids were bored senseless, and so was I, so we...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We joined the tour that we thought began at Midnight but began at 1am and finished at 3am. It was absolutely marvellous as there were only four of us who spoke English and we had our own guide for the entire visit. He was ironic...More

Thank Gabriel11
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I totally recommend going to this observatory to see and learn about stars. You can go with an agency, but I was told it's advisable to go by car in order to sty until later in the night and be able to observe some other...More

Thank Cristian G
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Janis K
I am a solo senior traveller and want to know how to join a tour here in the next 2-3 days that will get me to the observatory and back without paying $200US. I am staying in La Serena.
30 October 2015|
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Diego D
¿a qué hora hay que subir al observatorio? ¿y hasta qué hora se pueden comprar las entradas en la muni?
25 April 2017|
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Response from MamallucaVicuna | Property representative |
Diego para visitar el Observatorio Mamalluca debes realizar una reserva y los ticket se compran media hora antes del comienzo del tour en nuestra oficina ubicada la esquina de San Martín con Gabriela Mistral al interior de... More
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Catalina G
Hola me gustaría saber si aún el precio por el tour es de 3000 pesos, y que incluye, es solo la entrada al observatorio, o incluye la visita guiada???... yo iré en auto, el camino está optimo?? y quiero saber también si hay algún descuento para estudiantes de nivel superior Muchas Gracias!!!!!!!
20 March 2017|
Response from MamallucaVicuna | Property representative |
Estimada Catalina. El valor de ingreso al Observatorio Mamalluca es de $7.000.- por persona, el cual incluye el acceso de entrada, la charla inicial de astronomía y la observación astronómica con guía. El camino se... More
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