Tour Seven *See Note Below
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 24th June 2019 - Arrive Rio de Janeiro and spend three night stay in the city.
Day 2 and Day 3 Rio de Janeiro - local optional excursions available
Day 4 Fly to Iguazu Falls. Tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls. Overnight in Iguazu.
Day 5 Tour of the Argentinian side of the Falls. Overnight in Iguazu
Day 6 Fly to Buenos Aires. Overnight in the city.
Day 7 Fly to Mendoza in Argentina and then a two hour coach trip to San Juan with three nights hotel accommodation in the town.
Day 8 Free day in San Juan. Optional night sky observing session this evening in a dark sky area away from the town.
Day 9 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 10 Travel by coach to Mendoza and fly to Calama (via a stop in Santiago). Overnight in Calama.
Day 11 Travel by road to San Pedro de Atacama via Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs. Optional afternoon excursion available. An Evening observation trip out of town to an small observatory will be available, with a chance to see some of the wonders of the southern sky (subject to weather!)
Day 12 Morning at leisure in San Pedro de Atacama (optional excursions available) and then enjoy a coach trip across the Altiplano to Antofagasta. Overnight in Antofagusta.
Day 13 Visit the VLT at Cerro Paranal whilst in the area. Overnight in Antofagusta.
Day 14 Fly to the Chilean capital of Santiago. Overnight in the city.
Day 15 Join return flight.
Price £3,130 / US$4,070 (without international flights - see below)
Single supplement £1,375 / $1,795
Tour 7 Fully Booked
You may register your interest for Tour 7 (via the Provisional Reservation Form) and we will contact you if places become available.
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.
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.