The “eye of the world” – stargazing in Chile

Observe constellations, planets, shooting stars, and all kinds of celestial bodies in the spectacular Chilean skies – the clearest in the entire southern hemisphere.

Chile enjoys more than 300 clear days per year, and, with little or no light pollution in the north, conditions are ideal for stargazing under open skies.

To immerse yourself even more deeply in the starry world, visit one of the many astronomical observatories with varying degrees of precision and depth, which allow visitors to see the wonders of the universe in detail.


With over 70% of the world’s astronomical infrastructure, Chile is the astronomical capital of the world.

Chile’s main scientific astronomical observatories are located in the north of the country, particularly in the Atacama Desert. Situated on the route of the stars, the Coquimbo region has the largest astrotourism offer of Chile and is the location with the most observatories in the country. Here you can find 17 places for tourists to gaze at the sky.

For more information on tours with stargazing, please contact your Turavion Travel Consultant.