Another Successful Trip!

2019 Chile Eclipse Tour 

June 27th to July 3rd, 2019

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Eclipse day preparations and accommodations were the best

One of the best trips taken in a long time
Just terrific!
Everything was good. Wouldn't change a thing
The eclipse location and that entire day was outstanding

ITINERARY (Subject to change) 

June 27th (Thursday), 2019 - Santiago - Arrive Santiago - departure from USA the night before
Arrive in Santiago and transfer from SCL Apt to your hotel.
Evening reception at the hotel to get acquainted with your fellow astronomers
Hotel Plaza San Francisco 5* (Standard rooms ABB)

June 28th (Friday), 2019 - Santiago
In the morning enjoy a Half Day City tour of Santiago

In the evening, visit to OAN (National Astronomy Observatory)
We will setup a visit to the Observatory during the evening. (Great view of the city of Santiago along with some antique telescopes). 
Hotel Plaza San Francisco 5* (Standard rooms ABB)

Jun 29th (Saturday), 2019 – Santiago / La Serena
Transfer from our hotel in Santiago to the SCL airport.
Fly to La Serena and transfer from the LSC Apt to our hotel in La Serena.
City tour La Serena and Coquimbo
Evening excursion to Observatory Collowara

Hotel Costa Real 4* (Standard rooms ABB)

June 30th (Sunday), 2019 – La Serena / Vicuña
Transfer to Vicuña.
During the night, visit to Observatory Cerro Mamalluca.

Accommodations at Hotel Aldea de Elqui or Hotel Valle Hermoso 3* or similar* (Standard rooms ABB)

July 1st (Monday), 2019 – Vicuña

Full day excursion - Observatory Cerro Tololo

Accommodations at Hotel Aldea de Elqui or Hotel Valle Hermoso 3* or similar* (Standard rooms ABB)

July 2nd (Tuesday) 2019 - Eclipse Day

This afternoon prepare for the total solar eclipse.

Vicuna, Chile - July 2nd, 2019     
Lat.:   30.0397° S    Long.: 70.7026° W     ΔT = 69.3 seconds.     

Duration of Totality:           2m 25.4s   Magnitude:  1.012     
Event Time (UT)   Altitude Azimuth
C1:   16:23:25.5      25.0°         320.1°
C2:   17:38:34.5      13.2°         306.8°
Max: 17:39:47.4     12.9°          306.6°
C3:   17:40:59.9     12.7°          306.4°
C4:   18:46:43.0     00.6°          297.3°

Accommodations at Hotel Aldea de Elqui or Hotel Valle Hermoso 3* or similar* (Standard rooms ABB)

July 3rd (Wednesday) 2019

Transfer back to La Serena airport for flights back to Santiago or continue on to San Pedro. (Optional)

 Program includes:
- Local English speaking guide.
- Arrival and departure transfers in a private coach with local guide.
- Private coach and guide for touring days.
- Meals as mentioned (ABB = American breakfast buffet).
- Entrances fees to museums and nacional reserves.
- Mineral water and coffee during excursions.
- Excursions and transfers as mentioned.
- Accommodations as mentioned (depending on providers availability at the time of bookings, if not, a similar hotel will be booked).

Program does NOT include:
• International airfare to and from Santiago
• Passport & Visa fees
• Travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Airport transfers if not arriving or departing with the group
• Beverages unless otherwise noted
• Room outside of normal check-in/check-out times
• Rooms for extra nights, before or after the dates of the group.
• Optional excursions or pre and post trips
• Tips and gratuities
• Personal expenses and anything not listed in the included list

Download Hotel and Observatory List (Coming soon)

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With over 20 years of astronomical tour experience Spears Travel has become one of the premier astronomy and eclipse trip providers. Great care is taken with every aspect of the tour to insure your safety and comfort. No surprises!
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