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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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I've visited this unusual place this month and I found it really special. I got into the pool with warm water even when it was very cold. I had breakfast outside, and I liked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Cordoba, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've visited this unusual place this month and I found it really special. I got into the pool with warm water even when it was very cold. I had breakfast outside, and I liked the scenery very much.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Some people seem to be disappointed with this trip and I might be too if I had paid a ridiculous amount of money for an awkward bus trip in the middle of the night to a super cold place with a poorly educated guide. We had a rental car, but we still left at 4 am to catch the sun... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It was extremely cold when we went up to the geysers. The temperature before the sunrise was -12 degrees celsius. We've seen geysers a Yellowstone earlier and didn't find them as fascinating. It could also be because the ride to the geysers was not very comfortable for us. We should have done Salar de Tara instead.

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Santiago, Chile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

These are a dawn tour - perhaps because the early-morning light is needed to see the steam at its best. In July it is very cold, the day we went minus 14-17 Celsius so dress warmly. The tour we took was clearly focused on income and the bus made three circuits of the town to pick up people who were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was impressive to see the Geysers but the other tours were better. If going by car it's probably not worth getting up so early and the difference didn't seem big

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

beautiful geyser field- it gets crowded as lot's of tours gather at the same time but worth it for the hour watching sunrise and the steam filled environment-

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Feels like you have gone back in time. Hot springs at such a high altitude. Our guide heated our breakfast over one of the tiny geysers. Can be very cold but bathing in the hot spring waters is amazing. Prepare for altitude in advance.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

didn't drive me crazy and super crowded. The drive back to S. Pedro though is gorgeous so in the end i really enjoyed the day

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Coming from a country that has geysers, we were not expecting anything much different. However, once we got out of the van after an hours drive, and were hit by a minus 10 degree temperature, and high altitude thinness in the air, we knew we were wrong! It is quite a remarkable place, not by the height of the geysers,... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Make sure to drink the coca tea, it helps with altitude sickness! and bring gloves in winter. One of our party had a case of the loose biscuits, perhaps from the drinking the night before. Also bring swimming trunks if you want to dip in the hot spring parts.

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

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