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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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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
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Another must do excursion from San Pedro. Stunningly beautiful and freezing cold . Don't underestimate how cold it gets as you won't make the most of the place if you rush back to... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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Another must do excursion from San Pedro. Stunningly beautiful and freezing cold . Don't underestimate how cold it gets as you won't make the most of the place if you rush back to the comfort of the bus. After sunrise when the temperature rises you can get into one of the thermal pools for a soak, magical experience so bring... More 

Thank Marian9876
Bath, United Kingdom
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You are encouraged to visit the geyers and watch the sunrise, which we did. This involved driving up from San Pedro at silly o'clock to see the spectacle. Having our own 4x4, this was much faster than the tour busses. The geysers are spectacular, and there are many of them. The best view comes when the rising sun shines through... More 

Thank Simon B
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Super cold but super interesting place, We were picked very early in the morning by towanda Tours, we arrived in geysers close to 7 am and we came back in the afternoon. Good breakfast and super nice and funny guide !

Thank Clara K
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a long cold drive from town to at the geothermal area at sunrise so one can see the steam. The geysers are only 3 ft / 1 m high. The hot springs do not have much color. The swimming area does not have very hot water. Having been to Yellowstone (USA), New Zealand, and Iceland to see the... More 

Thank fuzzyfred
London, United Kingdom
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600 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've never been to Yellowstone or Iceland you'll find this amazing. We've been to both & were slightly underwhelmed by Tatio for this reason as it's not as impressive. However, it's not too far from San Pedro (about 80km) and worth a visit. Entrance fee is $10,000 is go go early when the geysers are at their most active.... More 

Thank TravellingOrange
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit but make sure you wear your layers in the morning. 6 layers weren't enough. As soon as the sun hits it's lovely and the Cosmo Andino tour includes a trip to the cacti valley which was great.

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived it was just getting light and the temperature was -7ºC. Fortunately we were dressed for it. I had on my IceBreakers! The view of the steaming geysers was breathtaking, literally, because at that height the air is very thin and the boiling point of water very low. Our guide gave us a very stern lecture on the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really spectacular, just vapor. But the combination of the landscape and the sunrise is great. The road to get there is long from San Pedro de Atacama, you better get a 4 x4

1 Thank Osse2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geysir field is really nice place but not a impressing as expected. Still worth a visit. We booked only via trip advisor a Special Offer with discount (turistour). Well we found out later that we paid about 10000 pesos per person more than anyone else. As well they told us a wrong entrance fee. They told us 5000 pesos on... More 

Thank Cathrin A
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Left hotel at 0600 , dark & cold & drove into the desert as the sun rose. What a visually incredible experience, once in a lifetime! We arrived at -4*C to a barren landscape , over 4600m altitude,with steaming holes, surrounded by majestic snow capped volcanoes. The light as the sun rose added to the aura of what must have... More 

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