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Geyser del Tatio

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Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Phone Number: 5655851067
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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$52.00*
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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
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$40.00*
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El Tatio Geysers and Machuca Village Day Trip

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great trip but freezing!

well below sub zero temperatures and an early start were worth enduring to witness this spectacle - we also got the added bonus of a cactus forest on the way back down. excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leipzig, Germany
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Santiago, Chile
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It takes all of three minutes to see the geysers and hours to climb up to 4200 meters above sea level and back. There's an unsavory outdoor "thermal bath", but it did not look attractive. There are many better tours in the area. Try out Valle Arcoiris as an alternative.

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Leipzig, Germany
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

well below sub zero temperatures and an early start were worth enduring to witness this spectacle - we also got the added bonus of a cactus forest on the way back down. excellent tour guide who really cared about the environment

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must-see stop while traveling the Atacama desert. You'll leave early in the morning because the geysers are more active when the air is colder. You'll feel like you left Earth and landed on another planet. Stay safe, and stick to the well-marked path. This is a trip that will take with all of your senses

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Grosuplje, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this tour with Cosmo Andino agency and they were great! Really professional staff! Our guide Pablo was really interesting, he told us also many things about Chile in general. We walked around geysers in the early morning and then waited for the sunrise - they put the song Here comes the sun by Beetles just before sunrise -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

we have been on 3 tours with this agency: geysers del tatio, piedras rojas and a trekkingtour on top of the volcano lascar! every of the tours have been well organized, the guides were very nice and informed and the nature as expected just stunning. we had enough time on each spot and they tried to change the order of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place. The geothermic basin itself is at more than 4,300 metres above sea level. The local indigenous people have been careful to include barriers to many of the hot pools and geysers so to keep people safe. However they have done it in a way that is in keeping with the environment. On the way back... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Geyser Del Tatio with Cosmo Andino in Sep 2016. The tour starts in the morning with pickup at 5am. It is Approx 1.5 hours drive from San Pedro. It can get very cold in the morning and the temperature can dip to -20c. Luckily for us it wasnt very cold that day we and the temp was around... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the must sees in the area. We did not do a guided tour, getting up very early, but drove ourselves, which made it even better for us, since we could stop and take pictures wherever and whenever we wanted. And boy we took a lot. People driving up in the dark in a bus during the... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were collected at our hotel at 5:30am for the 90 minute drive to El tatio. We arrived at 7am, just as the eastern sky was getting a pink tinge. There are two sets of geysers at this location, and the total time we spent there was around 90 minutes. The whole area looks like a set from a sci-fi... More 

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is very popular for a reason: the large field of hydrothermal vents in all shapes and sizes is an awesome sight! Totally worth the inconvenience of being picked up at 5 AM. The high altitude can be a problem, so don't book this tour until after you have had time to acclimate in San Pedro (2600 m). El... More 

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