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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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What a brilliant mornings experience,, the freezing conditions were offset by the stunning scenery. I would recommend visitors take a swim in the heated geyser pool.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant mornings experience,, the freezing conditions were offset by the stunning scenery. I would recommend visitors take a swim in the heated geyser pool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The "best way" to go there considering what the tour operators says is to go there really really early in the morning to see the sunrise, but is really don't woth it, the place is made in a such way (well by mother nature) that the sunrise isn't that beautiful and not really interesting for the geysers. And so early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This is as everyone will tell you at a high altitude... most younger people tend to discard that warning. According to our guide, at least 10% of the people feel dizzy at that elevation. We had one very young woman go through the same thing and had to be attended to .. otherwise, wonderful to see once in your lifetime... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This tour worths the visit although you must be very well equipped with aproppiate clothing cause it is freezing at 7 am so better to bring garments like going to ski. The views are breathtaking and be aware of respecting the stone boundaries cause geyser's don't warned you when hot steam began to be spread.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I really don't want to share this actually but the best of this trip is when the tours are already gone back to town. We waited there and saw lots of the faunas. Enjoy so much the view on the way back. Gayser itself is not impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We brought a picnic lunch and after the trek in we enjoyed the thermal baths feeling like teenagers and enjoyed our healthy high altitude goodies before trekking out again!!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

but still worth the ride. you can see geysers from very close. the place is quite interesting. Beware the cold tempertures. We faced minus 9C

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was the coldest place we have ever been. It was -15 Centigrade at 7:45. The rare display of hot water shooting in the air was worth seeing, once. The tour guides were slightly off base on the science of this phenomenon. It was clear, at the site, that we were in an ancient slope created by massive glaciers, millions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

It's incredible how nature can be. The geysers a so beautiful! Everybody goes very early in the morning around 05:00. We did the same... In my opinion it was not very necessary. Plus it was freeeeezzzinnnggg cold. No fun. Really cold. We walked just 10 minutes in the early morning. Then we went back in the car because it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Awesome place, we visited out of season which was fantastic but best time is during the winter for maximum effect with the steam from the geysers, a truly great place to visit.

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Address: Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Antofagasta Region  >  San Pedro de Atacama

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