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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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Worth Getting up Early For

The Geyser del Tatio tour is an early morning rise. We did this tour with the company Whipala. You are picked up between 4:30 and 5:00 AM at your hotel. It takes about 1 ½ hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Dwight, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Geyser del Tatio tour is an early morning rise. We did this tour with the company Whipala. You are picked up between 4:30 and 5:00 AM at your hotel. It takes about 1 ½ hours to get there at sunrise when the geysers are at there best. Make sure you dress warm with mitts. Breakfast was included in the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The day started at 04:30 a we got up whilst is was still dark. We had booked a tour to the Tatio Geysers with Luna Dorada Tours as the owner/guide (Paul) spoke excellent English. We were collected at 05:00 and headed out of town and started climbing straight away through dirt roads that were heavily eroded in places. I started... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is necessary to wake up very early in the morning to see the impressive spectacle of the "Geyser del Tatio" but do this. This is amazing, the extension, the place and when the sun raises, the surrounding is also impressing.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this trip. It was only OK for me. Yes, it was nice to see the geyser area surrounded by the mountains, but was it worth the trip? Not really. If you have seen the geysers in Yellowstone, then I would choose a different trip in the San Pedro area. If you do go, dress warmly,... More 

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Santos, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

It was such an amazing experience! Something I will never forget!!! If you want to visit this place be sure to arrive there before the sun rises because this is the better time to watch the geysers. It's the time when they are tall enough to be seen in all their beauty. We left our hotel at 5:30 am and... More 

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London
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well worth getting up early to see this sight. The roads are rough and its a bit like the 'wacky races' on the drive up! Our hotel recommended two days altitude acclimatization before going on high altitude trips. I recommend waiting. Our trip included a cooked breakfast ! Take trainers or boots, warm clothes, hats, gloves scarves because it was... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was a little deterred by the 05.45 start from the hotel to visit the geysers but it was well worth it. The weather was very cold when we arrived but we had been warned to bring extra - warm clothing, which we did and for which we were very grateful. As the sun rose we became warmer and saw... More 

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Ulverscroft
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We are travelling in our own campervan so we drove up to the "visitor centre" the evening before. This is a big flat carpark with very clean toilets. We had to register and pay 5000 pesos each. We were not allowed to drive through to the actual geysers until 6am the next morning, it was still dark. By now lots... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you go after the coach parties who go for dawn have left, you almost have the place to yourselves about from the huge variety or bird and wild life. Magical.

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Santiago, Chile
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is hard to wake up at 4am. It is hard to go up to 4300m in a bus, you may feel terrible, but the prize is well worth the difficulties. A big extension of holes with boiling water emerging creates a mystic landscape. The bonus track is the wetland in the way down where we could observe vicunas from... More 

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