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Geyser del Tatio

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 2 days ago

An hour and a half drive out of San Pedro, with an early start to arrive there at first light, in our case this meant leaving at 5am. We drove ourselves in our rented car with no problem. The road is mainly in decent enough...More

Thank PaulD-UK
Reviewed 3 days ago

While I was in Chile, I recived a dare to touch the geyser spout. So I walked up and held my hand over the spout. I waited and BAM! My hand was litterally blown off and it burned the rest of my arm. I ended...More

Thank Tysen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came from Uyuni so I had the opportunity to visit the Bolivian geyseres first. The Chilean geyseres are not as impressive as the Bolivians', except that they have more. If you are comming from Uyuni just like me and consider this geyseres as the...More

Thank Rafael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had seen several photos and reviews but being there early morning -9 degrees Celsius was a memorable experience. The tour guide explained all the details and later had some breakfast. A lady on the tour was rave enough to swim in the pond ... I...More

Thank Rodi_de_chile
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very early start to drive the hundred or so kilometres to see this totally amazing place - it is best to get there at dawn to see the geysers at their best and we were bot disappointed. Although it was cold up...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with a rented car (not 4x4), the street is in good condition, but not tipically paved nor gravel. Make sure you arrive in time to see the geysers for the sunrise. If you take a tour youll be at time anyway. Landscape and...More

Thank Raephels
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the tour everyone recommends to leave it for the last day because of the altitude. Maybe that's why is the least impressive. All the agencies go there before sunrise, so the location is overcrowded and the temperatures are below zero. Cool to see...More

Thank cafriger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just be prepared clothing wise, it can be (very) cold combined with the altitude it makes it special but personally wasn't dressed up too well and was frozen. But it was worth the pain : what a magical place, unique and captivating nature/scenery. N

Thank dsp-geneva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As most seem to do, we rose early & headed off to the geyser field for sunrise & breakfast. Well worth braving the cold, the dark & the long drive (1.5 hours) to see the steam rising from the geyser field. Make sure you dress...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 Jose V | Reviewed this property |
Tough choice. If you have visited another Salar, I would go to the geysers. Otherwise go to the Salar.
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 Patricia D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get by yourselve but the roads are not pavimented after a while and you might go through fog and should be very careful and patient
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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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