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Solar Eclipse in South America 2019

Chile

2 days

Summary

Described as ‘the thinking person’s beach resort’, La Serena in Chile offers stunning architecture, a long golden beach, and the best place to see this total solar eclipse in Chile. The eclipse will be the 2nd of July, 2019 and will be visible in Argentina too, so enquire if you would like to see this astronomical event on the other side of the Andes!

If you want to make your Eclipse viewing even more fantastic check out our 2020 Solar Eclipse in South America and 2021 Solar Eclipse over Antarctica itineraries!

Highlights

  • Experience this very special event that will be only visible on certain areas of the world.
  • Explore La Serena and relax by its chilled beaches

ITINERARY

Day 1 Santiago de Chile/Pichidangui

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Santiago and initially head
north for the day. Along the way, you will stop at a local eatery for a delicious lunch.

Afterwards you will hit the road and travel the outskirts of La Serena where you will find the perfect spot to stop and witness the total solar eclipse that will take place at
approximately 16:40 hrs. This will be the event, of all events and true spectacle of nature. There will be many people out and about enjoying themselves so a little patience might be required while moving around. After this unforgettable moment you will continue by following the coastline south relishing in the fresh Pacific breeze. At a certain moment during your journey you will stop to partake in a fulfilling dinner. At night, around 21:00 hrs. you will reach Pichidangui a small town known for its nice and tranquil beaches where it is common to see people practising water sports such as windsurfing and sailing.

Day 2 Pichidangui /Santiago de Chile

After a lovely breakfast you will leave your surroundings and travel back to the heartland of Santiago where your journey will end.

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