- Address: Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
- Email: infoSPAMFILTER@spaceobs.com
- Phone: +56 (55) 2 566 278
- Cellphone: +56 (9) 98 17 83 54
- Website: www.spaceobs.com
You can arrive by different means to San Pedro and to our lodge :
Coming from a foreign country, the only airport to fly to is Santiago de Chile. Then you can either fly to Calama (the local airport) or, if you prefer to visit some other parts of Chile before, by bus.
By bus: Arriving to San Pedro, the buses stop in Licancabur street, and if you continue further on, you will find the parking near the "feria artesanal". There, there are normally taxis, and they know about our observatory (talk about "el astronomo frances en Solor".
By airplane: Calama is the place to reach. There are flights from Santiago to Calama everyday, with different companies. In Calama airport, you have all the classical car renting companies. We recommend renting from a reputable company, because in case of problem, they can help. You can find local people renting you a car or a truck, but if it breaks down, it is normally tough luck.
By road: If you either rent a car in Calama or are coming by road, going around Calama is easy, and the direction of San Pedro de Atacama is well marked. Going inside Calama is a bit harder (to get gas for example). Try to go in and go backward from where you came from. The road to Calama to San Pedro is about 100km, rising progressively to 3300m of altitude, then going down. The road going down is less straight, when you see a panel indicating a curve, please take it slowly (peligro means danger in spanish). When you start to see San Pedro, you will arrive at a crossing telling "paso Jama / paso Sico", take right on this road. This road goes around San Pedro, is longer than going through San Pedro, but as a first time, a safer bet. You continue this road for several kilometers, not taking the direction of Valle de la Luna. This road arrives on a T, take the right branch to Toconao, then count 3.2 kilometers. Getting there, you will see on the left part of the road a tire painted in white. Just opposite to this tire is the entrance of our access road. Go straight on this road, about 200m you are on the corner of the property, another 50m is the entrance of the lodges.
Vista de San Pedro de Atacama con la circunvalacion :
Desde el T, 3.2km para ver el neumatico blanco a la izquierda, girar a la derecha :
Si se pierden, me deben un trago.