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Geyser del Tatio

Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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$78*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Stavanger, Norway
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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Take my recommendation and wake up early for this one – it will be worth it. We got here at 6:30 a.m. in the morning and it was just simply stunning. The change, the scenery, everything about it was just awesome. A little tip – make sure you get your jacket along because the weather change here is crazy! It... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The excursion to the del Tatio geyser park is overrated. If you've never seen a geyser, you will find it interesting. If you've been to Yellowstone, you'll be disappointed. The word "geyser" conjures up images of streams of water and steam shooting high into the air at varying intervals. When we visited del Tatio, we saw steam vents, mud pots,... More 

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