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174a Caracoles, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
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We were picked up by our tour company just after 4.30am and, after picking up some other passengers, were driven 90km (about 1 1/2 hours) up some rough roads to the Tatio Geysers, not far from the Bolivian border. We arrived in the dark and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Observing the power of nature here is amazing. Pay attention to your guide’s instructions, since the risk of getting burned if you go around touching water actually exists. Whichever tour company you choose, they’ll leave before 5 am to see the sunrise at the geisers....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carlarvargas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very early start (pick up at 4.30am) to catch sunrise at El Tatio. The geysers were well worth the visit but bathing in the thermal pool at over 13,000feet was incredible! Don't forget your swimsuit. Breakfast provided was simple and adequate - but llama kebabs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katy1962
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best to stay a little longer and hear the geisers bubble and burst after the loud crowds are gone. Remember to take your bathing suit if you want to try the thermal pool.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jose A C K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got up early to see the geysers at dawn. Very cold (-9 degrees C) even in summer so dress accordingly. Really interesting landscape. Otherworldly and completely captivating. An absolute must if you’re in San Pedro de Atacama.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OwenB130
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One time in your life you have to go here. At sunrise with the sun comes up from the mountain.. Really spectacular! Lots of geysers and vapor on the hill... Very nice to see this incredible force of nature. I was excited by the beauty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vero76_01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled here on a group tour from San Pedro very early in the morning to ensure that we were able to see the geysers at the optimal time of day. These are not the same as those experienced in Iceland (no dramatic shooting a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mpk1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gyser are not as impressive as Yellowstone Gysers. Given the fact that most tours require you to depart by 5 AM from San Pedro De Atacam and drive couple of hours to this location, we wish we had skipped this long drive up the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Guru614
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the experts say get up at 4 30am , drive in dark on mountainous roads which are in poor condition, join everybody else in pools at 6 30am. We arrived at 3pm and had the hot springs to ourselves, imagine if Yellowstone had no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Graham w
Reviewed 1 week ago

The geysers were interesting but not as spectacular as many in other parts of the world so do not set your sights too high. The trip up the mountain in the dark was fought and uncomfortable but the whole trip was worth it to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lisa And Duncan M
June 7, 2018|
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Response from GillesFlores | Reviewed this property |
We booked via the hotel we stayed at. Cannot remember the price but it was not expensive.
January 1, 2018|
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Response from Stan B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive close to most of the geysers so one must walk for about five minutes or about 100-200 yards as I recall to be at the geysers. However most of them can also be seen from further away so one not need to walk... More
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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11 days in Chile in April (3 Replies)
Hi, After reading a lot of reviews I decided I cannot see the whole country in such a short time so went for the North and came up with the following plan for my 11 days in Chile. I would be grateful for any comment. I will travel solo. 15 Apr. 8:30 Arrival and Santiago 16 Apr: Transfer to San Pedro, pm: Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte 17 Apr: am: Atacama salt flat with flamingo national reserve, eve: space tour 18 Apr: am: Geyser del Tatio -villages: 4am-12pm, pm: Altiplanic...More
March 19, 2017|
Response fromIossy|
Spend an extra day in Santiago
Don't book with Sun Travel Expediciones (3 Replies)
Hey everyone. If you happen to stay in San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) don't book a tour with Sun Travel Expediciones (they also use 'Yalanca' as agency name). We booked the Geyser Del Tatio tour with them (starting at 4.30 am) and they simpley didn't pick us up, which was not so great, as we extended our stay for one more night just to do this trip. When we went to the office, they already knew what happened, but were mega unfriendly and didn't even apologise. So be aware.
November 09, 2014|
Response fromSandra Oliveira|
Comprei um passeio para Ojos del Salar por essa agência e foi um desastre. Não recomendo. Fiz três passeios incríveis por outra agência, a Ivero Travels. Tudo perfeito: atendimento, guias, orientações, atenção. Recomendo essa.
Dr Julian L
Private tour guides at San Pedro de Atacama (0 Replies)
Hi everyone Need recommendations for private tour guides for a couple for tours to Salar de Atacama, Toconao, Altiplanic Lagoons and Red Red Stones, Puritama hot springs, Valley of the moon and Geyser del Tatio I have 2 full days February 9 and 10 and a half day on the way to Calama airport ( our flight back is on Feb 11 at 15.51. Thanks
July 11, 2017|