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Watch the Solar Eclipse in Chile

by Angelique Platas

Aug 21, 2018

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Travel Tips

After this last year of  solar eclipses, super moons and astrological wonders, families are planning early for destination trips with a view. Plan your 2019 family vacation around the total solar eclipse visible in La Serena, Chile, with the help of Tropical Sails Corp.


You may not know it from the name, but Tropical Sails Corp is an adventure travel company of the solar eclipse variety. The new tour showcases the Total Solar Eclipse July 2, 2019, while featuring surrounding cities and attractions.


A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, totally blocking sunlight. Totality appears for just longer than two minutes if in an optimal viewing locale, appearing like a black dot (the moon) haloed by the sun’s corona.


Total Solar Eclipse in Cape Coast Kelayang, 2016 © Gholib Marsudi | Dreamstime.com

During the new Tropical Sails tour through Chile, La Serena conveniently sits on the Pacific Coast just south of the centerline of the eclipse. This means visibility lasts longer as the closer you are to the centerline, the longer totality lasts. Guests enjoy the view from inland at a bit higher ground than at sea level.


Probabilities of seeing the 2019 eclipse is around 80 percent and above range, as projected by NASA, Chile and Argentina are some of the only landmasses to enjoy the view.


The tour lasts five days and four nights while showcasing the scenic wine region of Vina del Mar, solar eclipse in Santiago and Le Serena and the option to add on with visits to Buenos Aires and Argentina’s Iguazu Falls.


The Chile package for four nights begins at $1,595 per person with 4- and 5-star hotel options. Guests opting for the waterfall experience, add on the Argentina Iguazu extension for approximately $995 per person, based on double occupancy. Experience South America’s Pacific Coastline and stunningly rugged landscape on the June 30–July 4, 2019 tour. Guests extending travel through July 9.


Set sail over the Pacific with fellow astrological enthusiasts on a shorter tour or opt for a longer expedition with more time to plan in 2020. The solar eclipse tours for December 2020 extend 9–11 days in total and feature not only the incredible natural beauty of Chile and Argentina, but heavily showcase the region’s local culture, cuisine and sightseeing as well.


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