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Small-Group Tour to Tatio Geysers Machuca Village & Rio Putana wetlands
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Small-Group Tour to Tatio Geysers Machuca Village & Rio Putana wetlands

By Say Hueque Travel
Recommended by 91% of travelers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 12-80, max of 15 per group
Duration: 7–8 hours
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Breakfast
  • Professional Bilingual Driver-Guide Assistance
  • Hotel Pick-Up (Drop-off is in the downtown area)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Tatio Geyser Entrance Fee (included on our Private Tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Geyser del Tatio


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up from your lodging in San Pedro de Atacama is included. Pick-up is usually between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m. In summer, pick-up is usually between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. If your hotel is NOT listed, please provide its name when booking in the 'Special Requirements' box. If you are staying at an Airbnb/ Apartment/ Bungalow please let us know your Airbnb address for pick-up and any other additional features. In this case, you MUST give a phone number so that we can reach you if needed. Pick-up is not included from hotels located in the pedestrian zone.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3851P70

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • IMPORTANT: Passport name, number, nationality and date of birth are required at time of booking for all participants
        • Please bring: Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, fleece in summer and jacket in winter, warm hat, sunscreen and water. You can also bring snacks
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements, restrictions or allergies at the time of booking. You may use the “Special Requirements” box for that matter
        • IMPORTANT: this excursion is not allowed for pregnant women
        • Please keep in mind that we will reach a height of 4320 m.a.s.l. so some people may suffer from altitude sickness
        • People with hypertension problems; cardiac patients; those who have suffered embolism or edema
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Small-Group Tour to Tatio Geysers Machuca Village & Rio Putana wetlands price starts from $73.00. Discover and book Small-Group Tour to Tatio Geysers Machuca Village & Rio Putana wetlands on Tripadvisor
        What is the Small-Group Tour to Tatio Geysers Machuca Village & Rio Putana wetlands cancellation policy?
        Small-Group Tour to Tatio Geysers Machuca Village & Rio Putana wetlands cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Tour to Tatio Geysers Machuca Village & Rio Putana wetlands on Tripadvisor
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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • Pass by
          San Pedro de Atacama
        • 1
          Geyser del Tatio
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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          Pass by
          Machuca
        • 2
          Vado del Rio Putana
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Say Hueque Travel
          72
          Chile
          Joined in June 2016
        • carlyk542
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience ✨
          Amazing tour guide! Very friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. We got to experience some amazing hikes, views, and memories to last a lifetime! 10/10 recommend
          Written February 10, 2024
        • mateofficial
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing trip in the Atacama desert
          I really enjoyed the trip, actually this was the easiest with the option to swim in one of the salty lagoons. Our guide, Renata was truly amazing, highly recommended!
          Written January 18, 2024
        • Carlos Alberto S
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Never again. Unpleasant. Uncomfortable. Not worth it. Caracoles Street has a lot better options.
          In a van with no AC in such heat can be rather difficult. Driver so unpleasant and rude. He went crazy on a guy because he stepped out of the pathway and that would damage the park. I understand and agree we shouldn’t affect the environment when visiting but that was way over board. When it came to the Whipala or something like that (company doing the tour) they harassed me for money to pay the entry to the park in cash. They sent me texts and it was so unneeded and ouch, why can’t we all just make money with honesty? The van and the driver/guide were not as bad as this agency. I wish I had booked my tickets at Caracoles street there are so many agencies and they are all kinds of people there selling all kinds of tour. Lesson learned for me. Never again.
          Written December 23, 2023
        • Go33135283001
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fascinating
          Guide Alex was very knowledgeable, not only about the desert and minerals, but Chilean history and anything else we could think to ask him. Fascinating landscape, interesting history, beautiful experience.
          Written November 28, 2023
        • Christopher H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Magical Valle de la Luna
          The office staff were friendly and helpful making sure I had all my tickets and knew when and where to go. Our driver (Alexander) was friendly, informative and gave us plenty of time to take in the views. Really nice to be unhurried. Valle de la Luna itself was magical! A truly otherworldly place. Absolutely stunning landscapes and a must for anyone coming to the Atacama.
          Written November 26, 2023
        • HeathersCompass
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience in Atacama
          Absolutely loved this tour with Ernesto, our incredible guide. He went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome and cared for, and we had a great group. The communication leadinf up to the tour was excellent - very clear instructions via WhatsApp, including the exact pickup time. In addition to making us great meals, he shared information about the area as we drove about and at each stop. He's also an excellent photographer and shared group pics with everyone. The lagoons, flamingos, etc. were all excellent but Piedras Rojas was the highlight for me - unlike anywhere I've been. Wonderful tour, wonderful guide, highly recommend.
          Written November 22, 2023
        • kimfromsandiego
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour!
          Really enjoyed this tour and our guide Ernesto was outstanding. Interesting enjoyable and well-planned / organized. The breakfast and lunch that ware prepared by the guide adjacent to the coach in a very scenic place were both excellent. Wonderful experience!
          Written November 16, 2023
        • PCH2012
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A magical place
          A wonderful afternoon in the Vally of the moon. It’s an incredible place and the guide was informative and chatty , it was well placed giving plenty of time for photos.
          Written November 8, 2023
        • eleanorm315
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          Stunning scenery and a must do when visiting San Pedro de Atacama. Got so many good photos and watching the sunset was definitely the highlight.
          Written November 4, 2023
        • 583mireyar
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Magical location, great tours!
          Samuel, Thiago, and Francisco were a great team! I greatly enjoyed the tour, the information on the geology added greatly to the appreciation of the scale of the moon valley. They ensured everyone was taken care of on the small but impressive hike and the booking agents were proactive about what you needed to bring along. They also were more than willing to take photos for solo and group travelers which I really appreciated!
          Written October 28, 2023
        • mollyc890
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent moon valley tour
          Great views, amazing sunset and very helpful guide. We were well looked after and had a great time. Thank you!
          Written October 24, 2023
        • S3127OMandrewr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best run trip in the Atacama.
          Best trip in the Atacama. Dry good guide. Very well tun tour group. We actually left on time unlike all the other tours I did. The terrain and sights in the Moon Valley were majestic.
          Written October 11, 2023
        • K8757CRfelixd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful Valle de la Luna
          Special thanks to Victoria for communicating with me and answering all my questions leading up to the tour. The tour of Valle de la Luna was great; depending on the season, the tour will either begin at 3 pm or 4 pm so make sure to double-check. I would recommend bringing a mask or a scarf to cover your nose and mouth as the wind can be strong and can blow a lot of sand. Our tour guide was informative and knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. The scenery was beautiful as the sun dipped below the horizon for sunset. Back in town around 7:30-7:40 pm. Highly recommend!
          Written October 3, 2023
        • melissawK9138LG
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Sunset in Moon Valley the best!
          The tour guide was knowledgeable and the views were beautiful. The hiking was hot, and this was one of the cooler months! The hike or walk, was short, but because of elevation we could really feel it. Watching the sunset over Moon Valley was probably my most favorite thing to do in San Pedro de Atacama.
          Written September 30, 2023
        • Rima W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice tour
          Beautiful place … the tourguide was very informative and interested.. good organised.. very nice day
          Written September 17, 2023
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        Alice V
        3 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022
        It was overall a pleasant day with lovely sights but seeing the geysers in the morning was ruined by the altitude sickness. I know this cannot be helped but there was no warning to prepare for this potential in the itinerary sent beforehand. And when I was feeling incredibly ill, the tour guide had no provisions to help ease the sickness. I spoke to other travellers and their tour guides had all had something to help their groups feel better, be it method or medicine. Mine simply suggested I sit back in the bus and miss out on the geysers which I had come all this way to see! Very unimpressed, poor preparation.
        Written November 28, 2022
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hello Alice V It saddens me to know you had this situation on your tour. It is the main goal of Say Hueque to create the best Travel Experiences, and we understand your expectations were not fully satisfied. Thanks to your feedback we can learn and improve our guides training, and (hopefully) give you the best experience on upcoming trips. We really care, and it is our main concern, your opinion. So, of course, we highly appreciate you take the time to write to us. Kind Regards Ayelen
        Written November 29, 2022
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        Raj J
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        The tour is very well organized. Our guide Alex spoke good english and was quite familiar with the history of the Geysers. He took the time to show us different parts that are currently active and gave enough free time to take pictures. Breakfast was also quite nice!
        Written December 20, 2022
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        Gordon Shao
        New Haven, CT3 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        The tour is alright. But the guidance of bringing "very warm clothes" is too ambiguous. I expected to be around zero degree celsius given the daytime temperature of Atacama but it turned out to be minus 10 degrees when we got there.

        The view is not as impressive as that in Moon Valley.

        But the pickup experience is really good -- compared to my other tours in Atacama.
        Written January 15, 2023
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        Alison B
        Mosman, Australia36 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Alex made this an exceptional experience ! Very knowledgeable. Great fun and made delicious breakfast including scrambled eggs at iced 8400metres. Minus 2C when we arrived but once the sun rises it warms up quickly
        Written January 26, 2023
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        Enrico B
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was a very good tour to the Tatio Geysers & Rio Putana wetlands. The guide was funny and very experienced! I recommend this tour!
        Written April 5, 2023
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        Blayke J
        Omaha, NE10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        Wetland was our favorite. We could have stayed there all day. Alexi was so knowledgeable and friendly. It’s totally worth the 3am alarm!
        Written January 31, 2023
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        Thomas L
        Frankfurt, Germany133 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The whole Trip was outstanding. Organisation top, breskfast top but the mist outstanding thing was our guide.
        Valentin was outstanding with a passion for the nature and animsls.

        I
        Written November 18, 2022
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        Roberto M
        Denver, CO5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Every aspect of this tour was top shelf! On time, great host/guide could say enough good things about the tour.
        Would do it again and also other tours with the same guide!
        Breakfast was excellent as well.
        Written April 9, 2022
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        Hi! Thanks for taking the time to recommend us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to the unforgettable Tatio Geysers; it will surely be an experience that stays with you for a lifetime. We hope you'll reach out to us whenever you feel the need to explore more that South America has to offer! Best Regards, Clara
        Written April 11, 2022
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