Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine

Once again, the world of astronomy will set its eyes on Chile: we will be the destination to observe another solar eclipse this 2020. This year, La Araucanía will be one of the best places to witness it, with 100% darkness.

December 14 at 1:00 p.m. will be the most anticipated day for fans of astronomy. Pucón and Villarrica will be the epicenter of a solar eclipse, where the visibility will be 100%, as happened last year in a sector of the Coquimbo and Atacama Region.

We are going to the south of Chile! This year the Solar Eclipse 2020 is coming to us in one of the most tourist places in our country: The Araucanía Region.
The towns that will be within the privileged area of 100% darkness are: Puerto Saavedra, Isla Mocha, Carahue, Freire, Nueva Imperial, Loncoche, Freira, Villarrica, Pucón and Lican Ray.
Pucón is the capital of Adventure Tourism! Since in its surroundings, you can do rafting, canopy, kayaking, zip-lining, ascending the volcano, and water sports on Lake Villarrica.

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Come and discover with us the Total Solar Eclipse and nature and cultural wonders that Lake District and Patagonia it has for you.

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Take advantage of our experience and do not miss this 2020-2021 season.

For those who are looking for amazing landscapes, cultural diversity, delicious food, excellent wine, and a great human experience with warm-hearted people, Chile is a must-see destination. Our country has a unique mixture of landscapes and different kinds of weather which delivers an incredible display of natural wonders, such as the Atacama desert, Lake District, Patagonia and Easter Island “Rapa Nui”.

On December 14, 2020, a total solar eclipse will cut across Chile’s Lake District at Northern Patagonia, where anyone within the 56-mile-wide path of totality can witness the moon pass fully between the sun and Earth.

The phenomenon occurs when the new moon comes between the sun and Earth and casts its umbra – the darkest part of its shadow – on Earth. A total solar eclipse is almost as dark as night. While the majority of this year’s total solar eclipse will take place over the Pacific Ocean, it will pass over South America – Chile and Argentina – in the late afternoon, meaning Chile’s Lake District is one of the best – and only – places in the world for viewing. Come and enjoy the unique natural event…Once in a Lifetime!

 

Widely known for its clear skies, Chile has become a global power in astronomy. With different observatories located throughout the territory, especially in the north of the country, Chile is now a key participant in many scientific advances and discoveries of the last couple of years.
But the mysteries of the cosmos are not exclusive to astronomers and physicists, since different organizations have started to open its doors to the public with the purpose of allowing them to discover more about our universe.

Paranal astronomy observatory chile.In the north of Chile, in the Atacama and Antofagasta region, different observatories have been installed, making the most of the amazing skies of the Atacama Desert. The most iconic are the Paranal and ALMA, which have the most advanced systems in the world. It is possible to visit the Paranal Observatory each Saturday and the ALMA during Saturdays and Sunday early in the morning. For both places it is necessary to book in advanced.

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Come and discover with us the natural, cultural, and adventure wonders that Atacama Desert and Altiplano it has for you.

Contact us and get to know Chile with us.

Take advantage of our experience and do not miss this 2020-2021 season.

Cueva del Puma and sector Tucúquere, ancestral rocks and climbing destinations discovered in 1962 in Torres del Paine, today have been enabled with new anchorages 100% safe, opening a total of 8 routes of climbing of varying difficulty, for tourists and athletes starting of 6 years.

Reserva Cerro Paine also launched new routes for bicycles, this time enabling a special circuit for people with motor disabilities, with the support of guides and a special chair, provided by Wheel the World. Located in the eastern access of the Torres del Paine National Park, the Cerro Paine Reserve opens this summer climbing routes for children, beginners and experts. The sites are in the vicinity of Cueva del Puma and Sector Tucúquere, rocks from ancestral times discovered in 1962 by the first climbers of the place.

In the month of April, both routes in the rock were re-equipped and enabled for ascents with different levels of difficulty and considering the wind speed and extreme temperatures.

The new climbing routes have become an attraction for excellent athletes, amateurs and children who start in this discipline.

Climbing Cueva del Puma has three routes aimed mainly at experts, due to the slope against the cave, and with great potential to continue implementing new approaches.

For its part, the Tucúqure climb, which owes its name to a Magellan owl characteristic of the area, has evolutionary routes in difficulty, ideal for the School format.

Among the requirements, we suggest good physical condition, small backpack, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm light clothing and trekking shoes.

In addition, inclusive tourism experiences have been sought for people with visual, cognitive, auditory and physical disabilities. In the latter, he accompanied paralympic Australian sportsman Chris Alp, a paraplegic since he was 12 years old, on a trip with a wheelchair adapted for all terrain.

The chair, provided by Wheel the World, is now available for a bicycle circuit within the Reserve.

Cerro Paine Reserve

It is a natural and cultural reserve located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, in the southernmost region of Chile. Its mission is to inspire people with the Patagonian nature and culture, seeking a sustainable and world-class vision.

It has the Hotel Las Torres Patagonia and Fantastic South, which manages 5 sectors for camping / shelter, located at the entrance of the National Park, which is why it is part of most of the circuits that are made in the area, such as W or Paine Grande, and O.

The fauna of the region includes pumas, huemules, guanacos, condors, Andean quirquinchos, chingues, foxes, among other spices; while the flora stands out for the generous presence of lengas, coigues, ñirres, coirón, calafate, among others.

This strenuous trek takes you up a steep ascent to Refugio El Chileno; then along the trail to the base of the moraine and to the lookout of the base of Torres Del Paine. Stunning views!

Professional Trekking Guide, with Wilderness First Response Accreditation, all the excursions and transfers mentioned in the program, equipment for the excursions, all accommodations in the program, (check with us for other options), mobile phone/VHF radio, mineral water per person, snack & box-lunch per person (according to your program) and private/shared transportation fully equipped according to your program.