Eclipse Trip Chile

"Hotel Tierra Patagonia is truly 'the max'! Superlatives fall short to describe this experience!"

- Mr. Hamelinck -

Dear Joseph,
We are now back from our wonderful eclipse tour of Chile. We would like to thank you for the trip that was well taken and in which we spent the night in beautiful hotels.

The highlight was of course the eclipse in Coyhaique on February 26, 2017, but before it got that far we enjoyed Patagonia. From the penguin island of Isla Santa Magdalena, the beautiful Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers and Torres del Paine where we stayed overnight at hotel Tierra Patagonia.


Hotel Tierra Patagonia
: absolutely ‘the max’! There are not enough superlatives to describe this experience; everything here is pure class. The hotel, the rooms, the professionalism and customer friendliness of all the staff, the level and motivation of the guides, the food and drink (the house wine is from Lapostolle, the best winery we visited later in the trip). Here we want to go back to! As the icing on the cake, we were also very lucky with the weather. This was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip!

The weather gods remain favourable to us, because also on the eclipse day, in Coyhaique, we have a cloudless annular eclipse. And that in a place where it rains for 20 days in an average February month.

We wanted to combine the eclipse trip with a visit to the many wine estates of Chile ‘Astronomy meets gastronomy’. Six different wine estates are on our to-do list:
Four of them in the
Colchuagua Valley
, the two last closer near Santiago, in the Maipo valley. Wine estate Lapostolle, in the Colchuagua valley, is undoubtedly the best wine estate we visited. Very good guide, very fascinating tour (harvest had just begun, and we could experience the manual processing of the picked grapes – is unique, because this only happens 1 week a year). Best tasting with top wines. Recommended!

Again, thanks for taking care of this unforgettable trip!

Werner Hamelinck and Hilde Willemsen

Met zijn reisgezelschap reisde Dhr. Hamelinck naar Chili voor de zonsverduistering, maar hij combineerde zijn reis tevens met een bezoek aan Patagonië en diverse wijndomeinen. Zijn reis begon in Punta Arenas waarna hij Isla Sta. Magdalena bezocht. Vervolgens naar Puerto Natales naar de Serrano en Balmaceda gletsjers en Torres del Paine. Dan is het tijd voor de zonsverduistering. De reis wordt afgesloten met een bezoek aan de wijndomeinen Montes Apalta en Viu Manent in de Colchagua Valley. En tot slot het wijndomein Vina Santa Cruz en het wijnvallei Maipo nabij Santiago.


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