Hotel Astronomico Elqui Domos
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking rooms
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... that contained fruit from the valley - looked a gross brown colour but tasted nice. Then too bus to vicuña, wandered around the market and bought a new bracelet - could tell how much one from Colombia has faded - looks so dirty against other one. Then went to supermarket and bought some fresh chicken, avo and wraps then got bus back to la serena. Yummy dinner then chilled and then walked to bus station with all our stuff for our 11.40 ...
... attraction, by far, is its clear night sky. The absence of cloud for much of the year, together with minimal light pollution, render this area astronomy heaven. Dozens of observatories dot the countryside, most of them funded internationally and used by astronomers all over the world. A few, however, have been built specifically to allow the public to learn about the skies and to gaze into history through large telescopes. Our visit to the Del Pangue Observatory, near Vicuna, ...
... route south.
He came up with Hacienda Los Andes, a resort hacienda in Rio
Hurtado, a valley just south of Elqui Valley. We decided as a group to go there
from Elqui to take in the atmosphere of a hacienda and stay over for a night.
There may be a direct route from the coast to Rio Hurtado, but back and forth
from Vicuna we took a spectacular unpaved road over a pass between the two
valleys. If I had been driving my Jeep I would have been loving ...
So apparently there's a big rivalry in the pisco world. In case you've never heard of pisco I'll do a quick recap for you here, it is a grape brandy made in Chile and Peru. I will explain more on the actual process later. But the Chileans are very proud to call their country the birthplace of pisco. There's only one problem: Peru also calls itself the birthplace of pisco. And this debate has caused an argument ...
Our first trip outside of La Serena was to the beautiful Elqui Valley, about 100km east. It has 360 days of sunshine per year, one of the clearest skies in the southern hemisphere, green vineyards climbing up the surrounding mountains and picturesque towns. It is considered one of the most relaxing places in Chile. Scientists say that this place has special magnetic vibrations and a very strong energetic pole. Valle ...