It is not worth getting up a 0400 hours to board a bus and travel to the geysers. There were several dozen buses ahead of us. Hundreds of people milled around a few jets of steam taking selfies. I have been up other volcanoes such...More
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We visited the geysers with Chile Road during early November. We set off from San Pedro de Atacama (2300m) at 0530 to visit the site at 4300m. Most of the journey was in darkness, but when it became lighter there were some spectacular views towards...More
Visited as part of a tour. This required a 5.00am departure in order to view the geysers at their best. You arrive about dawn and make no mistake it is cold (minus 8c) and it is essential that you are dressed accordingly. Also at altitude...More
our final excursion in the desert. Amazing geysers (pay attention to the warnings - people have apparently fallen in.) All cool but the last one is the "chocolate fountain" and is completely amazing.
Its worth getting up very early to visit the geysers, it is freezing cold so wrap up, but go for the sunrise - incredible.
Yes you have to get up early to see these geysers but it is worth the effort. Getting there for sun rise has the advantage of steam shoots being more impressive due to the low temperatures (-10C for us) but as the sun rises, you...More
You must get up really early as all the geothermal activity is impressive when the Sun rises. Wear warm, very warm and plenty of clothes. As the Sun rises, temperatures vary between -5 and -20 degrees Celsius from summer to winter. Don’t forget that you...More
This is a must do when in Atacama, simple as that! You will need three days to climatize, once this is over 12k feet. If you follow all the prep procedures you be fine, specially because there is little hiking on this excursion. Third largest...More