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Geyser del Tatio

89 kilometros de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Like any geyser field it hisses it smokes and it astounds you.,if your interested in natural wonders go. Plus it supports the local indigenes as it's now their land (officially). Worth a visit! We saw friendly Patagonian foxes too :)

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darmstadt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Interesting thermal activities during the wee hours of the morning, dying down with sunrise. It seem sto me that the geysers and fuaroles have decreased significantly in strenght over the last 10 years or so.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One of the best experiences of our Chile trip. We suggest driving up in your own rental (4x4), highly recommended if you want to avoid the masses.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

But if you've already been to Yellowstone and the like, the geysers here may be disappointing. There are numerous vents, but they emit mostly steam rather than water jet, which is why tour departs in early morning as the steam won't be as visible after sun heats up the area. Before sunrise timing and high altitude mean it'll get very... More

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The geysers were phenomenal! This is definitely a must see place in San Pedro (probably my number one recommendation here) because there's nothing like it! It was really cool to see and I enjoyed getting in the hot springs after (though they weren't as warm as I was expecting except in some areas). The hot springs def warmed me up... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After I heard the plan to wake up at 5 a.m, meet at 6 a.m, drive an hour and a half to two hours, eat breakfast there, and be in 10 degrees F, I told my husband I didn't want to go. It sounded like a terrible plan. All I can say is it would have been a shame to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As cold and early as it is, getting up in the wee hours of the morning for Geysers Tatio is totally worth it. I thought the geyser field was more spectacular than the Geyser Sol de Manana in Bolivia because you had access to more geysers than the latter. If you're headed to the geysers on your own, note that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Interesting place and very high so prepare to get short of breath if you go. There is no geyser per say but worth a visit. The drive back to San Pedro after daylight is awesome.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited with Touravista booked through Imagine Latin America. The view of the Geysers at sunrise makes up for the early start. We managed to sleep for a while on the way there and arrived just in time for the sunrise. It was -14 so warm clothing is required. we did take a dip in the thermal springs but it... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Amazing place. Be there before sunrise to enjoy the different shades of the place and the visual impact the contrast the low temperature creates with the geysers. The temperature can drop to minus 20 degrees celsius in winter before the sun comes up.

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