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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wake up early for hotel pick up at 5am. About 1.5hr drive (which u can sleep). It's higher altitude up the snowy mountains, so Coca tea was provided at the tour with smashed avo and eggs on bread. The Geyser is an incredible phenomenon you...More

Thank lunam00na
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the Tatio Geysers and the surrounding scenery was a highlight of my time in the Atacama Desert. Our tour left at 5am and it took two hours to reach the geysers. While they say it's easiest to see the steam in the early morning...More

2  Thank Happy_hol_tripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see the Geysers at their best (i.e. steam is visible) you are best to visit as the sunrises. We left San Pedro de Atacama around 4:30 am with the excellent Cosmo Andino (Pablo was an excellent guide) and it was a great tour. You...More

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't quite get it if I'm honest. Awake at a ridiculous hour in the morning, drive for ages to arrive before dawn at high altitude in the cold, to see a lot of steam whilst surrounded by dozens if not hundreds of others. Not...More

2  Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with flamingo tour agency and would recommend them. Absolutely freezing (dress warmly!), but a spectacular site. The third largest, and highest, geyser field in the world produces stunning views. Make this half day trip from San Pedro and you won't regret it.

Thank Flapster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was -10 before sunrise, be prepared and dress appropriately. Need to sleep well before, because pick up will be around 5 am.

Thank fennecfoxy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An early morning visit is the best time since the contrast in the air and water temperatures generates the most steam. As the air temperature warms there is considerably less water vapour visible. The geysers are an hour and a half to two hours drive...More

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The geysers are best seen "steaming" just as it gets light and before the air warms up. Within half an hour of first light the show is over but you'll be glad you came. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, there are lots of walls and...More

Thank imacbeth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Generally people visit here first thing in the morning as part of the tour. The reason being the geysers are the most active from around 6-8am. Wrap up well because this is 1 of the coldest places I have ever visited. I visited in December...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This is more about the highlands scenery than the geysers. It will take you one and a half hour to get there one way. Once there you wont see geysers but boiling pool of water and fumes. If the wheater is bad the access is...More

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I'm trying to decide between visiting the geysers and Salar de Tara (don't have time for both). I know they're totally different but would love to hear from people who've visited both. Which is a more unique experience? I'm also planning to visit valley de la luna and the piedras rojas.
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Andrea F | Reviewed this property |
Geyser del tatio - früh oben sein, vor allen anderen und um 8 Uhr am besten schon wieder abfahren. Salar de Tara - haben wir auf eigene Faust gemacht. An diesem Tag war keine Menschenseele auf diesem Gelände unterwegs. Wir... More
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Hi there, I was wondering if it is possible to get to the geyser on my own - without 4WD. thank you Lubos
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Andrea F | Reviewed this property |
ja, es ist möglich.
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Larena M
hi what's the entrance fee to the geysers?
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Viajante60a | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no free entrance.
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