07 Jan Bucketlist Solar Eclipse
Top of the SevenEvents’ bucketlist vacation list this summer is Northern Chile – with a total solar eclipse due to dazzle the skies on July 2nd, the regions clear skies and lack of urban light make it one of the worlds best stargazing regions already. We think the best place to view the show will be from the Elqui Valley, where the boho chic CasaMolle Hotel recently opened. With local wineries included Tabali and Falernia, what more could you need to accompany witnessing this bucketlist site?!
From there it’s just a 90 minute internal flight to the spectacular Atacama Desert, where the only place we would suggest staying is the Explora Atacama, just outside the high-altitude Chilean village of San Pedro. Designed by architect Jose Cruz, the hotel’s clean lines blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature reserve. A stay here allows guests to make the most of the included guided excursions, such as horseback riding and hiking through the otherworldly desert, unwinding in the nearby hot springs or quartet of interconnected pools, or of course enjoy the hotel’s Andean music and dance performances with a pisco sour in hand.