Art and Stars
Fullday (2 - 8 participants) Season: possible during the whole year
The Huasco Valley offers a wide range of artistic expressions that are based on the natural, historical and cultural characteristics of the environment.
During this tour we’ll be introduced to the world of jewelry smithing – a craft with identitary seal in a valley where artisanal mining and metallurgy form a fundamental part of local history.
In the secluded and tiny little village of Pinte located in the picturesque ravine of the same name that stands out for its multicoloured montains, its strange geological formations and its varied paletological vestiges, you become the creator of your own copper-jewel during a workshop with Iván Torres, a Diaguita craftsman. Further we’ll visit in this magical place the small paleontological museum, the idyllic village square and during our stay you’ll have the posibility to peck and drink diverse delicious tipical products of this fertile desert valley.
As the night falls over the valley, we focus our views on this Atacama night sky– widely recognized for its privileged atmospheric conditions.
Outside the urban center of Vallenar, you can enjoy a firmament that impresses at plain sight.
Assisted by a local astronomic entrepreneur with extensive knowledge you can not only observe the celestial bodies up close using profesional equipment, but also learn about cosmic events and the relation inbetween astronomy and the local indigenous worldview.
Dep. Vallenar: November – April: 3 pm / May – October: 1 pm.. –Santa Juana reservoir (short stop) – Pinte ravine and village – El Transito –Camarones – Vallenar (arr: 10.30 pm approx. Summer / 08.30 pm approx. Winter)
Total recorrido: 180 km aprox
Private transport during the whole tour, Spanish speaking driverguide, mineral water, jewlery smithing workshop (2 ½ hour duration approx.) incl. monitor, metal (copper), materials and disposition of tools, buffet table with diverse tipical food products of the valley, visit paleontological museum Pinte, astronomical observation incl. informative support and disposition of profesional equipment
Optional (additional cost): English or German speaking guide
Doesn’t include: insurance, lunch or other food than the mentioned, sun protection
You should bring:
-sun protection (sunhat, sunglasses, sunblocker)
-warm clothes in Winter
Value per person including tax:
2 participants: 179000 CLP (+ 7000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
3 or 4 participants: 137000 CLP (+ 5000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
5 or 6 participants: 111000 CLP (+ 4000 CPL with English or German speaking Guide)
7 or 8 participants: 95000 CLP (+ 3000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
Selfdrive version(includes acompanying guide and the same as mentioned above less transport):
1 participant: 204000 CLP (+ 7000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
2 participants: 128000 CLP (+ 7000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
3 or 4 participants: 98000 CLP (+ 5000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
Services are subject to availability in the moment of booking !!!