A breathtaking moment in everybody’s life. See by yourself this magnificent event once in lifetime. Total solar eclipses are spectacular and rare astronomical events. Each one is only visible from a limited area.
What is a total Eclipse?
The moon’s shadow is not big enough to engulf the entire planet, so the shadow is always limited to a certain area. This area changes during the course of the eclipse because moon and earth are in constant motion: Earth continuously rotates around its axis while it orbits the sun, and the moon orbits earth.
It only happens approximately every 18 months.
We will make sure, that you're at the right time at the perfect spot, to see, without any interruptions, the total Eclipse 2019, just before the sunset.
Why choose this special event?
“It is really an amazing visual experience that may become a life-changer experience for many people,” said Paul Maley, a retired NASA engineer.
We´ll have the chance to see the total eclipse with no light pollution. We guarantee a prime viewing spot. You will not only participate in such an amazing event, but also see unique landscapes of the northwest of Argentina, the Andes and the Puna desert, taste delicious wines and try the typical “asado argentino”.
But as we said, your fun will not end with the eclipse! We´ll go on traveling north through La Rioja, Catamarca, Salta and Jujuy provinces, to the Humahuaca Gorge, crossing the Puna desert, with volcanoes, saltpans, flamingos and lagoons at over 4.000 masl, enjoying it’s incredible beauty and uniqueness along the Cordillera de los Andes in a 4×4 expedition!.
You will visit different national parks as Talamapaya National Park and Ischigualasto Provincial Park, both declared UNESCO’s world natural heritage. We´ll also get in touch with the Antofalla indigenous community of Kolla Atacameños and share precious moments with them learning about their experiences. We´ll also feel as being on the moon surface when walking on Campo de Piedra Pómez, high amounts of pumice stones, gathered over millennia of eolic erosion. Get to know about million of years in earth´s history with archaeological petroglyphs and curious estromatolites creatures.
In Cartamarca, the beginning of the Argentinian Puna, we´ll visit the Shinkal Ruins, one of the most important Inca sites. We´ll conquer the summit of one of the oldest volcanos Alumbrera in a half day, easy difficulty hiking.
We´ll visit the Salinas Grandes in Jujuy, follow the Inka trail through the Humahuaca Gorge, Unesco´s natural heritage. Surrounding nature of colorful mountains.
Driving by 4×4 vehicles, guided by Walter Metzke and his team, through one of the last white spots on the worlds map. Alma Gaucho organisation asures taking care of every detail and is prepared and equipped for any emergency.