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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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A must see.

This is a very early start, which we don't normally get involved with, but we figured that we've come all this way so get out of bed!! And we're glad we did. A totally surreal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Worthing UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very early start, which we don't normally get involved with, but we figured that we've come all this way so get out of bed!! And we're glad we did. A totally surreal experience. The Atacama is out of this world anyway, but this topped everything we'd expected. A swim in the hot pool after standing around in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

...a very early start did not diminish the experience of a combination of hot springs and geysers..the scientific explanation from the guide was fascinating and the breakfast of boiled eggs and hot chocolate ,courtesy of the hot springs was an added dimension if unexpected..the return to atacama san pedro was very different as the day had reached its normal heat... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very cold in the morning until the sun peaks over the mountains but well worth it. You can walk all around the geysers and really get as close as you want. With the snowcapped mountains in the background it is a photographers dream. The drive back to San Pedro de Atacama after is spectacular with a wide range of fauna... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The tour was great, but the weather was not to our advantage: With a cloudy sky and some rain, the Geysers are not as active as in sunshine. But our guide was good (booked via Lithium Tours, but the operator was Laya Tours) and explained a lot about the creation of the landscape, about plants and how people live there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

cold but it have some really good landscapes. Good place to go for pictures, you can't find this Geysers everywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It's a very interesting. It's very cold and high so be aware of the discomfort and take some coca leaves to chew and plan this tour to the last days of your trip if you leave on the sea level like me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The geysers were amazing, definitely worth the 430am start time. You have opportunities to see lots of wildlife as well. Definitely a must do while in san pedro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Of course there are plenty of people there in the mornings, but I guess that's clear when you're at a touristic spot. Don't forget to take your bathing suit since our tour took us to hot springs after the geysers. You have to get up really early but it's worth the experience. The geysers are on 4300m, so you should... More 

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Fruit Cove, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Is a volcanic caldera. Leave town by 4:30am and be there before sunrise to really enjoy the view. Bring coat or jacket. It get cold since you are up in the mountains. The have a thermal pool fed by hot geyser water, so bring your bathing suit & towel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked our tour with World White Travel on the Main Street in San Pedro. Our guide Victor picked us up at our hostel at 4.30am. The tour was fantastic, the geysers are a sight to see as the sun rises in the freezing cold. We got some great long exposure shots in the mist. We had breakfast overlooking the... More 

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