Solar Eclipse 2019

Eclipse Chasing in South America

Chasing the 2019 Solar Eclipse

In 2019, parts of northern Argentina and Chile will be lucky enough to be directly under the track of a total solar eclipse. Fantastic if you live there - even better if you can make it the centrepiece of a holiday to South America!

In Argentina, the total eclipse will be visible across a broad swathe of the country, but the best conditions in terms of climate and total time are to be found in the west of Argentina, in the area around the village of Bellavista.

Eclipse track for the 2019 Total Solar Eclipse

We've worked with our expert local partners to put together some great itineraries based around this amazing event, so whether you want to focus just on the eclipse itself, or whether you'd like to use that as the centrepiece of a longer holiday in South America, read on and see what you think. Everything we do is tailor-made, so we can make as many (or as few) changes as you like...

Argentina Eclipse Itinerary: Focused

This itinerary primarily bases us in the western city of Mendoza, just a few hours drive from the centrepoint of the eclipse track, but you'll also have a chance to see the sight of Buenos Aires. Prices start from £1850pp based on four-star accommodation with the following itinerary:

  • Saturday 29th June: Arrival in Buenos Aires
  • Sunday 30th June: Tour of Buenos Aires
  • Monday 1st July: Fly to Mendoza
  • Tuesday 2nd July: Total Eclipse tour
  • Wednesday 3rd July: Free Day
  • Thursday 4th July: International Flight home

Argentina Eclipse Itinerary: Extended

We can extend your eclipse tour in any way you like, and if you'd like to go on to visit somewhere like Rio or Machu Picchu, we can easily arrange it. Below you'll see one idea of extending your tour with a visit to the fabulous Iguazu Falls. Prices start from £2495pp based on four-star accommodation with the following itinerary:

  • Saturday 29th June: Arrival in Buenos Aires
  • Sunday 30th June: Tour of Buenos Aires
  • Monday 1st July: Fly to Mendoza
  • Tuesday 2nd July: Total Eclipse tour
  • Wednesday 3rd July: Fly to Iguazu
  • Thursday 4th July: Tour of the Brazil Falls
  • Friday 5th July: Tour of the Argentina Falls
  • Saturday 6th July: International flight home

The 2019 Eclipse in Chile

Meanwhile, in Chile, the eclipse track only crosses a small part of the country but by a stroke of luck, it includes an area which is famous for the clarity of its skies and which is home to some of South America's most important astronomical observatories.

Unfortunately we have now filled all our available accommodation for the eclipse in Chile, but there is still some availablity for post-Eclipse tours of the Atacama Desert and other parts of Chile, so if you'd be interested in this, or if you'd like to register your interest in the event that we can secure more accommodation, just let us know!

If you have any questions or would like to hear more about options for seeing the total eclipse in 2019, just get in touch and let us know what you have in mind - we'll be delighted to help!

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