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Geyser del Tatio

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Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$ 52.00*
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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
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US$ 42.00*
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El Tatio Geysers and Machuca Village Day Trip

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Our tour started at 4.30h, very weak indeed but it was worth the lack of sleep! We arrived around 6 am and got to see the sunrise without seeing the actual sun, but the way the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour started at 4.30h, very weak indeed but it was worth the lack of sleep! We arrived around 6 am and got to see the sunrise without seeing the actual sun, but the way the light started to fill the place was magical! There was the possibility to take a bath in the thermal pool and after that we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on pre-booked tour with Tourturist. This involved a pick up from our hotel shortly after 4.30 am and about a 3 hour bus drive to the geysers. It was a good trip. Our guide spoke English but he was by no means the best we have had in terms of volunteering information. Be warned when we arrived it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The steam run out after sunrise! be there early. (please ask the guide for explanation) Take warm clothes.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very early wake up call to arrive as the first ones in the Geyser park. But more than worth the effort. From a distance you can see the first 'clouds' moving upwards. Getting closer makes the experience only more awsome. The park is very well maintained, with clear indications as to where to walk on and where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most interesting thigs to do in Atacama!! Prepare yourself for the cold and the sulfur smell! Take your bathing suit and enjoy the heated natural pool!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't review it because all trips to the geysers were cancelled for several days in a row. Heavy (unusual) rains washed out the road, so access was not possible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must get there before sunrise, and must wear very warm clothes. I am not a person prone to feel cold, and thought everyone was exaggerating, but I really felt freezing when we arrived. The geysers are amazing and the best time to see them is just as day breaks!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you really have a thing for geysers, by all means go. But, these are not as spectacular as some in the USA, and not as wonderful as a lot of natural sights in Chile. They tell you to keep your hands out of the rivulets of hot water flowing from the geysers, so you don't get burned; what's the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the early morning trip out but you do need to be with a decent tour operator that gets there early. Take a swimming costume for the hot springs pool too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The early morning start and the freezing temperatures (we had -6C) was a rough start to the trip, but the atmosphere at dawn is so special that you quickly forget how cold you are. Once the sun is out, you quickly heat up but make sure you bring enough clothing. Our guide was very good and made sure all the... More 

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