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Northern Chilean Getaway

The Southern Cross

A view into the best starlit sky in the world - Observatory Mamalluca

Northern Chile is blessed with the world's cleares sky. Here you find installations of all important international observatoriess. Here you can bet on 310 sunny days and starlit nights every year. Experience this fascination yourself looking at the stars trough the lense of an observatory telescope.

ObservatoryDay 1  
After your stay at the Hacienda (optional also after our program Isla de Damas) scenic drive through the Andes to the nice and small colonial city of Vicuña. You can visit the Pisco distillery while going for a walk and discover the archeological museum and the centre of the town. Dinner around 7:30 p.m. Early evening you start your trip to the observatory Mamalluca (30 km from Vicuña). The tour through the observatory lasts about two hours, including the use of a telescope yourself to check out the clear deep space. Overnight in a nice hotel in Vicuña.

Day 2 
Breakfast in your hotel in Vicuña. Depending on your departing flight from La Serena airport or another connecting program (e.g. our program Isla de Damas) we will pick you up with our private transfer from your hotel. The journey from Vicuña to La Serena takes approximately 50 minutes.
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Northern Chilean Getaway
Tour Code: IT-CHRT15
4 days / 3 nights ~$695.00
Dates: All year round

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Difficulty : Riding Level (Click for legend) Lodging: Standard
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The Southern Cross
Isla de Damas
Tack: Gaucho-saddle with sheep-fur padding o...
Horses: Criollos
Pace: As we ride about 6 to 11 hours a day a...
Airport: La Serena
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Riding Level Explained
A Beginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
B Novice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
C Intermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
E Advanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handling a spirited horse in open country.
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