After this last year of epic solar eclipses, super moons and astrological wonders, star-gazers learned to plan early for destination trips with a view. Plan your 2019 vacation around the total solar eclipse, primarily visible in La Serena, Chile, with the help of Tropical Sails Corp.
You may not know 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 nearby 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.
La Serena conveniently sits on the Pacific Coast just south of the centerline of the eclipse. This means visibility lasts longer — 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.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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