Hotel Astronomico Elqui Domos
Travel Blogs from Pisco Elqui
The skies of central and northern Chile are known around the world for their sharpness and clarity, thanks to the fact that it only rains about 60 nights a year. And given DH's fascination with all things shiny and sparkly, we knew we had to make our way there.
On the way, we stopped in at the coastal city of La Serena (with a claim to …
After having 3 conflicting bits of advice of where I could get the Elqui valley bus other than the bus station, decided to troll all the way there with my ****, which meant an early start – really annoying as the bus was over ½ hour late and passed right by the hostel – LP got it right!
First priority was decent coffee on arrival, but it was barely that and at over £2, had to be my ...
... doubt, a highlight of the trip to date. Using a state-of-the-art 63cm Obsession telescope, an English speaking French astronomer introduced us to Venus, Sirius, Jupiter and its moons, the Magellan constellations, the Southern Cross and several nebulae. Having retired from research some years ago, the astronomer took great delight in our awed response to these amazing sights. To round off the evening, we took turns at the telescope to watch the moonrise, a truly ...
... a discount for (I'm logged into the Hola hostel network duhh) that was decently priced for how nice it was.
The next morning after breakfast our first goal was to find another, cheaper hostel and after a while of walking we found hotel elqui up to the challenge. They even provided travel assistance. So after talking to a guide and booking a wine/pisco tour for later that afternoon we headed off to ...
After meeting micheal again at the station we were set to leave around 8am. We spent much of the day on a bus before finally arriving in pisco elqui. We hoped to meet our mate sid and head out on the Observatorio Mamalluca that night. Unfortunately we arrived alittle to late. The following day we moved to easily the greatest hostel i´ve stayed in on this continent, Rancho relaxo... the most chilled out joint ever! ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking