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Geyser del Tatio

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Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Phone Number: 0552851087
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
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El Tatio Geysers and Machuca Village Day Trip

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Depends if u have seen geysers before

This is certainly an interesting visit, the early morning adds to the view of the geysers. BUT if u have been to other places like Yellowstone u may want to skip this. No big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is certainly an interesting visit, the early morning adds to the view of the geysers. BUT if u have been to other places like Yellowstone u may want to skip this. No big geysers, limited colours make it a poor cousin. BUT if u have not been to geysers then worth the trip.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our rental car here and left SPA at 6am and made it before the sun came up. You don't need a 4x4 to reach here and unless you really want a guide you certainly don't need one. The only downside was the amount of tourists that were there. There was probably 250-300 people there which made the trip... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We set off pre dawn for the hour long drive to the geyser field and arrive in the dark. It is bitterly cold. A few minutes later the sun rises and brings the steam and geysers to life. Magic. The multi coloured geysers are spread over a huge grey area where nothing grows, but a 100 metres away they pop... More 

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santa clara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour starts early. Our guide pick us up around 5:30am. It took 1.5 hour to arrive the geyser field so we are there around 7am. When we went was January and the weather is not as cold as we thought. This place is located in high altitude (4320 meters) so it's best to visit geyser after you stay in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be one of the biggest geyser fields in the world but if you have seen one before (Iceland in my case) then it is not giving you anything new or extremely unique. Most tours will pick you up very early in the morning (4:30-5:00) so you get there about sunrise. It's about 90-120 min drive from San Pedro... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We woke up at 04.30 and our guide picked us up at 05.00. We were wearing warm clothes since we were going up high in the mountains early in the morning. And although it was summer we knew it was going to be cold before the sun came up. When we arrived after about an hour an a half drive,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked more the desert and lagoons but this is also interesting to visit. It is always in the basic tours, so go door by door of agencies and negociate the best prices for your plans.

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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience, a must-see if you have the time whilst staying in San Pedro de Atacama! Only tip is make sure you bring very warm clothes and lots of layers! We got a rude shock being Australians in -7 degrees C because they take you up there at dawn! Also be prepared for high altitude!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally worth it. Super cold when you get there just before 7 in the morning. Having hot coffee with milk and boiled eggs warmed up in a geyser was fantastic. Be brave and take your swimming suit and go for a dip in the hot spring. You may see lots of guanacos hanging out at the geysers.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours to the Tatio Geysers leave San Pedro around 4am. They leave early because the geysers are best seen in the cool morning air. Amazing to see active geysers at 4000 metres above sea level and the swim in the pool at the geysers was very pleasant.

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