Tour Four

The Prices below include hotel accommodation throughout the tour in twin/double rooms (single and triple rooms available on request), daily breakfast, all local flights within South America, all ground transportation and excursions (including admission fees) as indicated in the itinerary.

 

Day 1    20th June 2019 - Arrive Lima.  Overnight in the city.

Day 2    Fly Lima to Cusco.  Continue to a hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Day 3    A rail trip through the Urubamba Valley and a tour of the spectacular Inca remains of Machu Picchu.  Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

Day 4    A tour of the old city of Cusco.  Overnight at a hotel in the city.

Day 5    Mid afternoon flight to Santiago (via Lima).  Overnight in the Chilean capital.

Day 6    Fly to Calama and travel by coach on to San Pedro de Atacama for a three night stay.  Optional stargazing will be available at a dark sky location outside the town.

Day 7 and Day 8    At leisure in San Pedro de Atacama with optional excursions available.  An Evening observation trip out of town to an small observatory will be available on Day 8, with a chance to see some of the wonders of the southern sky (subject to weather!)

Day  9   Early morning coach trip across the Altiplano to visit the VLT at Cerro Paranal and join an optional night sky observing session this evening in a dark sky area away from the town.  Overnight in Antofagasta.

Day 10   Fly to the Chilean capital of Santiago.  Overnight in the city.

Day 11   Short flight across the Andes to Mendoza, in Argentina and then a two hour coach trip to San Juan with three nights hotel accommodation in the town.

Day 12   Free day in San Juan. Optional night sky observing session this evening in a dark sky area away from the town.

Day 13   Eclipse Day. The eclipse occurs late afternoon and we will observe from near the village of Bella Vista on the lower slopes of the Andes.

Day 14   Travel by coach to Mendoza to join a flight to Buenos Aires.  Overnight in the city.

Day 15   Join return flight.

Price  £3,685 / US$4,790 (without international flights - see below)

Single supplement £1,495 / $1,945

Tour 4 Fully Booked

You may register your interest for Tour 4 (via the Provisional Reservation Form) and we will contact you if places become available.

Flights

International flights can be arranged through our flights partner from most airports. These will include airport transfers and assistance if you are arriving or leaving on the tour date in the programme. Please add your preferred departure airport in the Comments Box of the Provisional Booking Form and on receipt of the form we will contact you with details and price of the flights available at that time.  You may arrange your own international flights if you prefer but please note that airport transfers will not be included and the meet point will be the hotel on Day 1.

Services in South America

Our partners in South America are Condor Travel. They are one of the largest and most experienced operators in the region. They have provided impeccable service over the many years we have worked with them, including a large eclipse expedition in 1994.

Reservations

Provisional reservations are now being accepted on this project. We will confirm your request by email if we have availability on your selected option, or offer an alternative if it is not available. A deposit of 15% of the Land Only tour cost will be due on confirmation. Full details of the payment schedule are on the FAQ's page.

 

All reservations are accepted subject to our Terms and Conditions. Prices are based on costs known in October 2017. The Terms, including our price guarantee and your option to cancel can be found on the T & C's page.