Hotel Astronomico Elqui Domos
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Swimming pool
- Concierge desk
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... we stopped and asked a travel agency worker in the intermediate town of Vicuna. We asked were a hostel was explaining that we thought we would get to Pisco Elqui too late to get one there. He assured us that they would all be open, especially on a saturday night. He sounded very sure of himself, so we took him for his word. First mistake. Which turned out to be incredibly false as we were dropped of inn a ...