Astrotourism in El Calafate. Skies of Patagonia
From USD: 120

Astrotourism in El Calafate: Watching the skies of Patagonia!

A wonderful astronomy activity to enjoy the skies of Patagonia!

Why choose this excursion?

  • Enjoy watching the skies of Patagonia
  • Watch the stairs!
  • Learn more about the universe

Astrotourism in El Calafate: Watching the skies of Patagonia!

Watch the stairs in El Calafate area

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.

Overview

Accompanied by telescopes and an experienced astronomer with over 10 years of experience, you will learn all about astronomy, observe thousands of stars, the Milky Way, satellites, mythology, and much more! In addition to this exciting experience, you will be able to take a stroll through the facilities of Estancia Tierras Patagónicas and enjoy a delicious dinner with panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Ready to experience astrotourism and rediscover the sky with this excursion in El Calafate?

itinerary

19:00 – Hotel Pickup
Starting at 7:00 pm, we will pick you up from your hotel, house, or apartment to begin the excursion. The day before, we will confirm the pick-up time. Traveling along Provincial Route No. 11, we will head to Estancia Tierras Patagónicas, 40 km from El Calafate, next to Los Glaciares National Park. Along the way, you can enjoy an incredible view of Lake Argentino with the Andes Mountains in the background, as well as the native flora and fauna.

Arrival at Estancia Tierras Patagónicas
Upon arrival, around 8:00 pm, you will first have free time to explore the surroundings of the Estancia. Then, you will learn about the history of the place and enjoy the natural environment surrounding the Estancia.

After the visit, it will be time for dinner!

Dinner
Around 8:30 pm, dinner will begin with a panoramic view of the hills surrounding the Estancia.

Dinner is served buffet-style and includes:

Long pastas, lasagna bolognese, sorrentinos or ravioli, and gnocchi.

Accompanied by 4 cheese, bolognese, white sauce, and filetto sauces.

Dessert.

Drinks included:

1 bottle of wine per 2 people or
1 soft drink or mineral water per person.
Gluten-free/vegan menu option available with prior notice.
Sky and Stars Observation (Astrotourism)
Around 10:00 pm, there will be a short 15-minute film projection to introduce people to astronomy and anticipate what will be enjoyed in a few minutes.

Then, it will be time to observe the sky! The astronomer will make initial presentations and guide you on how to look at the sky, use the telescope, learn about the Milky Way, nebulae, stars, constellations, mythology, and more!

In addition to star observation, we will do night photography “Astrophotography” and also have fun doing Light Painting.

Don’t forget to bring warm clothing!

“We recommend bringing your mate set and your camera.”

This experience lasts approximately 2 hours.

00:00 am – Return to Hotels
After having enjoyed this incredible experience, we will begin the return to each of the hotels in El Calafate.

Type: Navigation
Duration: PM
Cancellation Policy: 72 hs before your tour
Availability: Every day
Starting Time: 6.30 to 7.00 pm
Finishing Time: around midnight
Pick Up: From Your Hotel
Drop Off: At Your Hotel
Language: English, Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • Astronomer guides
  • English speaking guides
  • Dinner included
  • Entrance to the estancia
  • Telescopes, binoculars, and "ponchos" available.
  • Transfers (can be added in the booking process)

Optionals

There's no optionals available for this excursions. Let us know if you need anything on your booking.

Cancellation Policy

Faq

The excursion will be suspended only in the event of rain. In this case, the activity can be rescheduled at no cost or all the money paid for the reservation can be refunded

The activity is available every day, from Monday to Sunday from October to April (not available from May to September)

We are also operational on December 25th (Christmas) and January 1st (New Year’s Day). Please inquire for more information. We are closed on December 24th and 31st.

 

Bring comfortable and warm clothing, a hat, jacket, and gloves to protect yourself from the cold. We also recommend bringing your mate set and your camera.

Dinner is served buffet-style and includes:

Long pastas, lasagna bolognese, sorrentinos or ravioli, and gnocchi.

Accompanied by 4 cheese, bolognese, white sauce, and filetto sauces.

Dessert.

Drinks included:

1 bottle of wine per 2 people or
1 soft drink or mineral water per person.
A gluten-free/vegan menu option is available upon prior notice.

Not at all, anyone can participate in the excursion, from beginners to experienced individuals.

During the excursion, the astronomer will provide an introduction to astronomy to make the most of the experience.

None, we expect to see children interested in astronomy on our excursion.

From USD: 120

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