2020 Solar Eclipse Packages
Where there are volcanoes and ancient forests dotted with crystal blue lakes, fjords, waterfalls and natural hot springs, in 2020 there will be a total solar eclipse. The Lake District is the getaway choice for Chileans and adventure-enthusiasts from around the world. Besides many opportunities for adventure activities, you’ll learn about the rich local culture, both from the indigenous Mapuche and the more recent German settlers.
2020 Solar Eclipse -
2020 Solar Eclipse -
On December 14, 2020, parts of Chile will once again be plunged into daytime darkness as the moon passes between the earth and the sun, fully blotting it out in a solar total eclipse. The path of the lunar shadow on this date will be a narrow 90-km band, and our viewing spots at Lago Colico are perfect for appreciating totality in the minute-or-so surrounding the greatest eclipse time at 1:13 PM. Photographers, eclipse chasers and sky-lovers won’t want to miss this infrequent event made all the more special by the glittering lakes and native forests that surround it.
Dec. 12 - Transfer from Temuco Airport to Colico.
Dec. 13 - Activities at Colico Lake.
The Eclipse experience includes access to a private 9-hole golf course as well as horseback riding, biking, hiking and water sports, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, SUPing and kayaking. Relax and enjoy this exclusive Chilean vacation spot.
Dec. 14 Eclipse –
The Eclipse Party will begin at 11am and continue into the early evening. Our location at the town polo field guarantees perfect views of lakes, volcanos and forests. Representatives of the local Mapuche groups will prepare a traditional Chilean barbecue and showcase some of their indigenous music.
Dec. 15 Relax
and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Colico and optional activities.
Dec. 16 Transfer from Colico to Temuco Airport
Outpost Colico will be our camp , a set of 400 sq. ft. fully equipped insulated tents with separate sleeping and living spaces. Hotel-quality bedding, bath towels and a private bath make for deluxe camping comfort. Hot water shower facilities are shared in the camp. Heated lounge and dining dome.
Price per person in US$: Single = US$ 5,243, Double = US$ 3,495
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR PRICING: Eclipse Party, Lodging, All meals and beverage, Guided activities, Water sports, All ground transportation
WHAT’S ADDITIONAL: International and domestic flights, Helicopter tours, Individual insurance, Tips
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Deposit amount: 50%
Final payment date: 90 days prior to start date
Cancellation fee (USD, per person):
0-90 days: Non-refundable
90-180 days: 50%
> 180 days: $500 per person
DAY 1 - 13th December: PUERTO VARAS – VALDIVIA
In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel in Puerto Varas and head to Valdivia. Your destination city is said to be painted out of a storybook due to its beauty and elegance. Towards evening, you can take your time to enjoy your surroundings before getting some rest. Overnight in Valdivia.
DAY 2 - 14th December: ECLIPSE
Early, you will travel north to a reserved area between Villarrica and the Pacific coast to witness the total solar eclipse that will take place at approximately 13:00 hrs. This will be the event, of all events and true spectacle of nature. During this time, you will also be treated to a delicious lunch prepared with local ingredients. After this unforgettable experience, you will return back to your hotel. Overnight in Valdivia. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: 15th December: VALDIVIA – PUERTO VARAS
After a lovely breakfast you will leave your surroundings and travel southbound enjoying the wonderful landscapes the region has to offer. In the afternoon your trip will come to an end as you arrive back in Puerto Varas. (B)
You will have to spend the previous night in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt ( 12 December) or arrive on your own to the Valdivia hotel on the 13th.
On December 15th you can take a flight out from Puerto Montt or stay there 1 night . Or you can fly out from Valdivia (airport transfer not included in price)
The distance considered from Valdivia to the place where the Eclipse will be watched is no more than 4 hours.
- Min 4 people / Max 12 people (since a minimum of 4 is required, opera tor reserves the right to cancel this service until 60 days prior departure)
- Accommodation subject to Change
- This program is subject to the weather conditions and traffic congestion for the date of the Eclipse. A full view of the event can not be guaranteed.
* Special Payment conditions:
full payment required 90 days before travel date.
Cancellation without cost 91 days before travel date, 90 days or less 100% charge
Price per person in US$: $1015 per person in double. Single supplement is US$206 per person
group tour with minimum of 4 people and maximum of 12 people
Includes 2 overnights at Hotel Naguilan or Diego de Almagro or similar, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, transfer and excursions with English-speaking guide
No discount if you arrive and depart from Valdivia on your own.