Hotel Astronomico Elqui Domos
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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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 ...
Having spent several days exploring the area from a very comfortable campsite in Vicuna, we moved higher up the valley to Pisco Elqui, for Christmas. Here we found a delightful small hostel, with comfortable accommodation, a beautiful garden and stunning swimming pool. The hotel is owned by two young German ladies who invited the guests to join with them, and their families, for a traditional German fondue on Christmas Eve. Twenty-four of us, of five ...
... like me!
So I forced myself to be brave and go for the horsey ride.
We climbed and climbed up the hill and into the mountains up the valley, then
up and down a few quebradas (I think those are little dry canyons), with a few
stops for photos and rest for the horses. It was dusty and incredibly
uncomfortable, easier than if I were to done the route as a hike, but the horse
was doing all the work so I wasn’t getting any exercise. The scenery ...
... distillery which provided tours twice a day at set times. For a very reasonable price we were taken around Chile's finest Pisco distillery and explained the process. Basically, they choose sweet grapes grown at a specific altitude and make wine. Then they heat the wine, letting the alcohol rise to the top, pick the best of that alcohol, and that is Pisco. It can then be aged and flavored. At least that was ...