Duration: 2 hours, from Villavieja.
Due to its geographical conditions, the sky of the Tatacoa Desert is usually very clear most of the year, which together with the absence of light pollution and its proximity to the equator, makes it an ideal place for astronomical observation as well as its special and almost poetic touch given by the beauty of the surrounding landscape. At nightfall, we are invited to relax lying on the desert floor looking at the sky, while listening to an interesting and fun talk about astronomy. Then we can see various celestial bodies more closely from the observatory's telescopes and even take incredible photos of them.
The visit takes place in shared service starting at 7:00 pm. and lasts approximately 1 hour. Private talks can be arranged to start at 8:00 pm. There are three observatories in the Desert, of which the only one offers talks in both Spanish and English. Generally, there is good availability in all 3 of them, although if assistance in English is required, this should be informed in advance, so we can consult the corresponding observatory.
- Local bilingual guide
- Private transportation Villavieja - Tatacoa - Villavieja
- Entrance fees
- Travel or accident insurance
- Personal expenses
- Activities or expenses not specified in the plan.
- Average temperature: 30°C
- Wear warm clothes, wear comfortable shoes, and wear sunscreen.
- Suggested schedule: 6:30 pm for shared talk and 7:30 pm for a private talk.