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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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You go for the drive, more than the geysers themselves

The road up here passes through some gorgeous scenery at high altitudes, plus an interesting Indian village worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The road up here passes through some gorgeous scenery at high altitudes, plus an interesting Indian village worth a stop.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Rather than leave San Pedro at 4:30 AM, we left at 4:30 PM and were glad we did; we had the entire place to ourselves. It's a long but pretty ride to the geysers, passing deep blue lagoons with flamingos and other birds, llamas and vicuñas, and surrounded by light green flora. The geysers themselves are not that visually interesting... More 

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tallahassee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Most of the Tour Operators tell You"You need a 4x4 vehicle to go there"NOT TRUTH.I did all my traveling in a Small Chevrolet Car that I rent from Budget in Calama Airport,Most Tour Operators tell you that you need to be there at Sunrise,is good but Not Necesary,Is a fee for the entrance,2.500 for Chileans 5.000 for Others,If Yo7u never... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Bring gloves!! Yes it's cold, yes the bus usually picks you up at 4AM, yes you're likely to feel light headed on the way up.... But, it's a must see. Over 4K meters up, nice experience and any tour you take will bring you breakfast. Bring a bathing suit if you're brave enough to swim in the hot springs afterwards... More 

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St-Quentin, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A Moon like landscape, incredible place, worth to visit even the wake up time is around ... 4.30 AM. I visited in the beginning on May and i was amazed !

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We drove up at 4am like the guidebooks said. No reason to be there that early, it was just as pretty at 10am as it was at sunrise. Tour companies probably just want to get you out of their hair by 12 so they tell everyone you should be there early. It's a beautiful drive, we saw ostridge llama and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We booked all of our tours through Desert Adventure after recommendation from our hotel. We booked our tours the day before and there was no problem getting a seat. Price was reasonable, 3 tours for around $100 per person which included transportation. Ossie, our guide for 2 of the 3 tours was amazing. He has such a love and passion... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Most people take the bus to the geysers and have to wake up at 4:30 in the morning. My wife and I decided to drive in our rental car because although we heard it was dangerous, some locals told us that the road was in fairly decent condition when we went (january). So we risked it... it IS driveable, even... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The geysers are cool - it's the 3rd largest geyser field in the world, so there is that. So I suppose if you love geysers this is the spot for you, but it's really kind of uneventful. You need to leave early in the morning between 430-5am to get to the field which is about 90 minutes away before sunrise... More 

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Split, Croatia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is something else. Geysers are on the 4500 of the sea level so the night before it is necessary to have light dinner and if possible not eat meat, and drink lot of liquid. It was five of us, we went with our hotel agency (Cumbres Hotel), we drove more than 1 hour to Geysers, started at 5.30. You... More 

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